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.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.
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Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures will continue across much of Central Texas all day Saturday. A second disturbance associated with the winter storm that slammed Texas Thursday and Friday could lead to more freezing precipitation Saturday and …