The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration yesterday despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
The Northeast’s biggest snowstorm of the winter will deliver up to a foot of snow today. Dangerous travel conditions are forecast for Philadelphia to New York City to Boston. Airlines have pre-emptively canceled nearly 1,500 flights for today, with more delays and cancellations likely.
President Trump meets with the CEOs of American, Delta and United airlines today for a discussion the White House said will focus on U.S. jobs. Those airlines, sometimes called the Big 3, want the administration to block additional flights from state-owned Emirates, Etihad and Qatar airlines because they received an alleged $50 billion in subsidies over the past decade, which they deny. The Big 3 argue that every route lost through unfair competition to Gulf Air results in 1,500 American jobs lost.
The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin refilling Lake LBJ and Lake Austin today.
This is the first time this has happened in six years. The water levels were lowered in early January.
Homeowners were given the chance to repair docks and retaining walls after heavy rainfall rose lake levels. The lowered levels also killed off the hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant.
One person lost their life and another has been arrested after a shooting at a Shell station on Old Settlers on Old Settler’s Boulevard in Round Rock. They are not releasing the victim’s name until the family is notified.