These fishing spots on the South Texas coast will be temporarily closed due to freezing weather
Bob Hall Pier is closed until further notice due to construction. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will temporarily close some saltwater fishing spots along the coast — including some on Padre Island and near Rockport, Fulton and Aransas Pass — due to freezing weather. The 21 fishing sites will close at midnight on Monday and stay closed until 11:59 p.m., TPWD said in a news release on Saturday. During that time, fishing will be off-limits in these areas in an effort to protect the wildlife and resources. You can get the very latest forecast anytime by bookmarking our weather page and downloading the KSAT Weather Authority App - available for both Apple and Android devices.
Texas man sentenced for death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors
GREAT BEND, Kan. – A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the slayings of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious carnival mafia. Rusty Frasier, 37, of Aransas Pass, Texas, was sentenced Friday to life without parole for 50 years on each of two counts of first-degree murder. Investigators said one suspect posed as a carnival mafia boss and ordered the other suspects to kill the couple. Michael Fowler Jr., 56, of Sarasota, Florida, was previously sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 100 years. Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, has pleaded not guilty to several charges, including capital murder, in the Carpenters' deaths.
Watch: Alligator goes for a late night snack at Aransas Pass Whataburger
Aransas Pass, Texas Well, this is something you dont see every day but I guess alligators get late-night cravings as well. The Aransas Pass Police Department posted on Facebook a video of a small alligator outside of a Whataburger. The post has since gone viral with over a thousand shares and many wondering if he got to take a to-go snack. According to the TPWD, male American alligators can grow up to 11.5 feet at 20 years old. Alligator-human conflicts are rare in Texas, according to TPWD.