AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry paid a visit to an emergency preparedness exercise at the Austin airport ahead of hurricane season.
The Texas Department of Emergency Management staged a resource activation drill Friday morning to make sure state officials are ready for a storm.
The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins on Saturday and runs through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts between 13 and 20 named Atlantic storms. Seven to 11 will strengthen into hurricanes and three to six that become major hurricanes.
The agency says there is a 70 percent chance that this year will be more active than an average hurricane season.
People living along the Gulf Coast are encouraged to begin tracking weather reports and be prepared in case a storm moves toward Texas.
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More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.