GEORGETOWN (KXAN) - The 5-foot-long lizard picked up along the frontage road of Interstate 35 on Wednesday was reunited with his owner Friday morning.
Sebastian Cornelius Dupree, a 5-and-a-half year old Malaysian water monitor, was greeted at Georgetown Animal Shelter Friday by his owner, Wulf Vance.
"Are you glad to see me again, or did you like your walk about?" Vance asked the lizard as he held him in his arms.
Vance said Sebastian has gotten out of his cage a couple of times before, but had never strayed further than a mile away from home.
"He's a big baby - a big, loveable baby," Vance said of Sebastian, adding that the lizard is the star attraction in his exotic pet party business.
"You're now the most famous lizard in Georgetown," Vance said to Sebastian.
So famous, apparently, that the lizard has his own Facebook page.
As of Friday afternoon, he had over 300 friends on the site.
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice were unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.