FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) - Deer bow hunting season on Fort Hood has come to a stop, all thanks to the federal government shutdown.
The Garrison Commander made the decision to close deer bow hunting season until further notice, effective immediately.
Officials at Fort Hood said wildlife specialists of the Natural Resource Management Branch have been furloughed and there is not enough manpower to meet the requirements for deer check in and the data collection process. Those employees play a critical role in the management of the wildlife program on the reservation, Fort Hood said.
A decision on whether to cancel rifle deer hunting season has not been made yet. That season is set to open Nov. 2.
Small game hunting (dove, rabbit, squirrel and pig), fishing, and area access recreational activities remain operational.
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.
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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.