I know. It sounds crazy, but the Travis County Commissioners Court has banned all metal detecting in county parks. Why, you ask? Because they may disturb antiquities. If these alleged antiquities are so damned important, why isn't the county actively looking for them? Just to make this clear, they aren't and they never have made any effort to do so. Really, the most valuable thing you could find in a park around here would be an arrowhead or dinosaur bones. Metal detectors don't even register that. These hobbyists are out there with their hand spades digging up lost change for the most part. It isn't like they are digging up the parks with a backhoe or anything. I say if the county is worried about money, make them buy a permit and fill up the hole they dig. What a waste of taxpayers money to spend hours discussing this issue when Travis county has real problems like an overburdened EMS and stupid toll roads ruining people's ranches. Get a life and get to some real work, assholes.