Sgt. Len Snyder's work has just begun.
Like dozens of other law enforcement officers Snyder will be looking for dangerous boat operators, and making sure boaters comply with required safety equipment.
"The first thing we want to do is identify the driver and ask him to provide the certificate of number, which is the registration card you get for your boat," said Snyder. "The next thing we want to see if a personal flotation device or a life jacket for each person on board. The boat need to have an operational horn or whistle."
Snyder said that aside from intoxication, there are plenty of other hazards making boating dangerous this year. Especially with water levels being so low exposing all types of dangerous hazards lurking at the surface.
"People need to be very aware of where the markers are for shallow areas," said Snyder. "And understand that our water surface management group does their best to mark their shallow areas. But they're not all marked."
Agents said operating a boat and drinking can also impair judgment and a danger to swimmers and those floating near speeding boats.
"It's really hard to see whether it's a jet-skier of a swimmer," said game warden Billy Champlin. "And they really have to be cognizant of their surroundings so they don't run into somebody."
A local road project more than two decades in the making won't save drivers as much time as many had hoped.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Two men were arrested and a third was being sought by police for the shooting death of 47-year-old Russell Martens.
Parking arrangements are a bit different this year at Austin's Trail of Lights, but there are options to suit just about anybody.
After two hours of discussion regarding the final design for Auditorium Shores, the Austin City Council decided to approve the design on a vote of 7-0 with amendments.