AUSTIN (KXAN) - After releasing more than 11,000 Asian grass carp into Lake Austin over the summer, officials are dumping another 6,000 into the lake on Tuesday to help cut down on the hydrilla.
Hydrilla is an invasive plant that grows in the water and can grow to the surface and create dense mats.
This stocking is intended to replace fish that die to maintain a target population of 50 fish per acre of hydrilla, a rate that has controlled hydrilla in the past.
With the new number of fish, the lake will be stocked with around 40,000 Asian carp.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department documented that hydrilla coverage decreased slightly to 560 acres in September.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
A 13-year-old girl who told police she had been kidnapped from her school and assaulted on Monday, admitted to police she made the story up.
TxTAG’s customer call center lines are jammed as toll road violators scramble to pay up and avoid staying on a published scofflaw list.
The U.S. Grand Prix race in Austin next year will be held Nov. 2 and F1 weekend will not coincide with a UT Longhorns home football game.
One woman died early Wednesday after several shots were fired at a North Austin mechanic shop.
Bomb squad officials reported to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after a suspicious package located in a cargo area Wednesday.