Texas
9:00 am
Tue December 21, 2010

Tuesday Morning Update

Parking Subcommittee Meets

The city subcommittee that will explore whether to extend paid downtown parking to evenings and Saturdays met for the first time yesterday.  KUT's Mose Buchele reports that some fear that a time line to end free downtown parking has more to do with Austin’s political calendar than with good city government.

High Fire Danger = No High-Flying Fireworks

Fireworks for the Holiday season went on sale throughout the state yesterday, but with some notable exceptions.  Vendors and distributors are voluntarily not selling bottle rockets and missiles with fins, due to high fire danger throughout Central Texas.

Lights Out...Everybody!

If you stayed up...or got up early...you got a chance to see the moon disappear behind the earth's shadow.  If you didn't, don't worry.  Plenty of people with plenty of cameras did, so they could document the final lunar eclipse of 2010, which happened to come on the first day of winter.