AUSTIN (KXAN) - After releasing more than 11,000 Asian grass carp into Lake Austin over the summer, officials are dumping another 6,000 into the lake on Tuesday to help cut down on the hydrilla.
Hydrilla is an invasive plant that grows in the water and can grow to the surface and create dense mats.
This stocking is intended to replace fish that die to maintain a target population of 50 fish per acre of hydrilla, a rate that has controlled hydrilla in the past.
With the new number of fish, the lake will be stocked with around 40,000 Asian carp.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department documented that hydrilla coverage decreased slightly to 560 acres in September.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
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.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
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.