AUSTIN (KXAN) - Publicity, it seem, takes a toll.
Literally. Since the Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday released the names of the top 25 delinquent payers on the toll roads it operates, at least six of those came forward to work out repayment plans before lunchtime on Friday.
And numerous others not on the Top 25 list but still in arrears with the state have contacted the agency saying they, too, are ready to make good.
TxDOT is taking advantage of new state law allowing it to publicize toll scofflaws as it tries to recoup as much as $27 million in unpaid tolls and penalty payments, Two people on the list are said to owe more than $200,000 and 14 others are said to owe more than $100,000.
Some of the list have said they are being mistakenly billed. And a TxDOT spokeswoman has said the state will work with the late-payers to make payments easier to manage.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.