Posted: Mar 3, 2013 5:31 AM
Updated: Mar 3, 2013 5:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A plastic bag ban has officially started in Austin after the city's $850,000, yearlong ad campaign designed to educate consumers and businesses. The bags officially disappeared from stores Friday, but some shoppers say they started bringing reusable bags to stores long ago. The Austin American-Statesman reports others were angry they had to pay for reusable bags this weekend.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Hundreds of people attended the visitation in Fort Worth yesterday for celebrated pianist Van Cliburn, remembering him as a great musician who charmed those he met with his warmth. Cliburn died Wednesday at 78 after a fight with bone cancer. The Saturday visitation at Fort Worth's Broadway Baptist Church was open to the public, as will be today's funeral at the church south of downtown.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston police say a mother and her adult son have been found shot to death in their home. Homicide investigator Joshua Horn says details remained sketchy yesterday, hours after the bodies were found by a relative. He says no suspect has been identified, but police are looking for a 2001 black Dodge Dakota pickup.
HOUSTON (AP) A Texas water supplier is cutting off irrigation waters to downstream rice farmers for the second consecutive year. The Lower Colorado River Authority said yesterday that a persistent drought that has depleted reservoirs has forced it to again cut off water. The farmers were also cut off last year.