WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC/WRC) - The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History showed off the world's largest aquamarine gem, also the world's largest cut stone.
It's called the Dom Pedro Gem.
Miners collected it in Brazil in the late 80s, and it's named after Brazil's first two emperors.
The blue-green crystal is more than a foot tall and weighs nearly five pounds. That's 10,363 carats!
The Dom Pedro Gem will be part of the permanent collection at the Natural History Museum.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
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.