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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Full Highland lakes spell a busy summer for sheriff’s dive team

This summer, the Travis County Underwater Recovery Team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Video: Lack of freshwater threatens Matagorda Bay

Fishing and tourism in Matagorda Bay depend in large part on freshwater supplied by the Colorado River. But the drought has all but cut off those flows. The Lower Colorado River Authority says that's not likely to...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

As Austin’s lakes dwindle, gulf coast may also suffer

As the Highland Lakes that supply Austin's water continue to dwindle, the Lower Colorado River Authority may take the unprecedented step of cutting off freshwater flows it normally releases from the lakes into Matagorda Bay.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Four people drown in area lakes over weekend

Four people are believed to have drowned Saturday while swimming in Canyon Lake and Lake Travis, authorities say. San Marcos Area Recovery Team recovers two bodies.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The Weekend: Pet Fest, Green Fest and the rest

Seven brothers look for brides, a bold fellow seeks to tame a wild wench, there's dance and music and the ever-popular and charming Pet Fest, a little bit of football and all the rest this weekend.

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