FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - Officials say a man wearing a life jacket who fell from his sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas has survived by swimming about 3 miles to shore.
The Coast Guard on Sunday didn't immediately release the name of the 51-year-old survivor.
The Brazoria County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night called the Coast Guard to report a sailboat washed up on Surfside Beach with no one aboard.
The Coast Guard in Houston and Freeport launched a search by air and boat. Searchers about an hour later spotted the man on the beach in an area where the sailboat was recovered. The man told rescuers he fell off the boat and swam to shore.
Further details on his condition weren't immediately released Sunday.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.