AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) - A squirrel is to blame after thousands are left without power Tuesday in Central Texas on a day where summer-like temperatures near 100 degrees.
About 3,200 people were left in the dark and without air conditioning around 1 p.m. in Austin.
Austin Energy spokesman Ed Clark said crews worked in the Burnet/Gracy Farms area to fix equipment that the squirrel damaged.
The area encompasses the parts east of MoPac and between Parmer and Braker lanes, and power should be back on around 1:45 p.m.
If the fee was enacted as planned in the New Starts application, the expected $555 million in revenue would almost double the amount of taxes and fees motorists currently pay to the state through gas taxes
Ronald Nored, guard for the Butler University basketball teams that went to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, has already landed his first coaching gig. The former Bulldog will lead the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs.
The university announced Blue III, also known as Trip, on Thursday. He was born Dec. 23 in Indiana. The university's current live mascot, Blue II, remains with the school.