They call it "Operation Hydration."
Friday, members of the University of Texas Austin Student Veterans Association set up camp out side the Frank Erwin Center. They braved the heat to collect bottled water so active duty soldiers will remain hydrated.
The student veterans collected about a thousand cases of bottled water before moving on to the Dell Diamond in Round Rock to collect more.
The water will be donated to the USO at Fort Hood . The USO provides critical services for soldiers, but it operates on private donations, not government money. The vets remember how the USO was there for them when they were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stephen Ollar is a leader of the Student Veterans Association.
"They were there to provide food, water, emotional support," Ollar said. "It's a valuable service and it feels good. It's important that I can give back to that service that I was able to take advantage of."
Similar water drives were held Friday in other parts of Texas.
For more information about how to donate to the USO, go to TeamUSO.org.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
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 and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.