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Travis County officials identify pools with West Nile virus activity

Travis County officials have now identified the pools that have had West Nile virus activity. Test results showed that the majority of the afflicted pools are in the 78704 zip code.

Another person succumbed to the West Nile virus last week in Travis County, raising the death toll in the area to two. Officials have said that this outbreak is the worst that the state of Texas has seen in years.

The county has detected 108 pools that have seen activity from mosquitoes that carry West Nile. These pools are spread across 28 zip codes in the Austin area.

The key to avoiding infected mosquitoes is to make sure to drain all standing water to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding. Officials are urging homeowners to drain any standing water that they may have.

To read more on the story, visit KVUE News today.


Republic of Texas biker rally takes place in Austin this weekend

This weekend, the city of Austin will be hosting the Republic of Texas biker rally and thousands of motorcyclists have already made their way into the city to participate in the events.

According to KVUE news, the gates to the Expo Center opened at 8 a.m. today and kicks off the four day event of camping, music, vendors, and bike riding. This rally is the largest one in the state of Texas.

Motorcyclists go out for rides during most of the daytime, but Friday many will participate in the ROT rally parade that will take place downtown and result in the closure of multiple streets near Congress Avenue.

The no refusal policy will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and continue through the weekend. During a no refusal weekend, a person must submit to a blood test if they refuse a breathalyzer test.