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Austin TX Mashup

Austin area again tops rankings for urban schools in Texas 5/29/2016 5:01 am UTC
Central Texas schools continue to outperform their peers in other major metro areas across the
2015 Memorial Day flood: ‘Cell mergers’ turned danger into catastrophe 5/29/2016 5:00 am UTC
A year ago, as National Weather Service forecasters monitored the Memorial Day weekend storms that
Need for speed: In Travis County, new system means quicker vote counts 5/29/2016 5:00 am UTC
Orange cones lined the parking lot, transforming the vast stretch of blacktop around the Travis
“Crazy Carl” retires from 6th Street performances 5/29/2016 4:31 am UTC
A bit of Austin comedy came to an end Saturday. The street performer "Crazy Carl", who worked on Sixth Street for more than 40 years retired…
AFD investigating building fire in East 5/29/2016 3:56 am UTC
The Austin Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at an abandoned building in East Austin Sunday night.        
NBA player, 23, killed in Dallas 5/29/2016 3:36 am UTC
Bryce Dejean-Jones, a 23-year-old NBA player, was shot to death in Dallas Friday night, the Dallas County medical examiner confirmed to News 8.        
Help needed for those affected by flooding 5/29/2016 3:04 am UTC
Those helping with flooding recovery efforts said they are in dire need of help from the community. The Austin Disaster Relief Network is launching teams to access the damage and help affected resi
Thoroughbred Farms community cleaning up 5/29/2016 3:03 am UTC
This week’s storms left behind a big mess for homeowners in the Thoroughbred Farms neighborhood.
Mars will be closest to Earth in 11 years Monday 5/29/2016 2:58 am UTC
2016 is a great year for viewing Mars in the night sky! Mars will appear brightest from May 18th through June 3rd.  The closest approach will come on Monday, May 30th, which is Memorial Day.
Rain helped stop an East Austin fire from spreading 5/29/2016 2:57 am UTC
Firefighters scrambled Saturday to prevent a restaurant from catching fire.
Flood victim found dead 5/29/2016 2:56 am UTC
A driver, who posted a picture on Facebook from inside his flooded car, was found dead Saturday, according to family members.        
Local weather conditions and advisories 5/29/2016 2:47 am UTC
FOX 7 has up-to-date information on local weather conditions and advisories. 
State of Texas: In-Depth Special – Safety changes after disastrous floods 5/29/2016 2:46 am UTC
When floodwaters rise, a little warning could make a major difference for families. That's why the state invested $6.8 million dollars follo…
Teacher writes letters to all students 5/29/2016 1:19 am UTC
At the end of the school year, a Colorado Springs high school English teacher handed each of her students a handwritten note.        
Search crews will only use helicopters this weekend 5/29/2016 1:16 am UTC
The search for missing people in Southeast Travis County will come from above.
Nine month old boy needs rare transplant 5/29/2016 1:12 am UTC
SAN ANTONIO -- It's been a rough year for Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Donato. He was shot in the line of duty last June and while he recovered, his son, Lincoln, was born with a rare inte
APD patrolling lakes for Memorial Day weeked 5/29/2016 12:43 am UTC
Personal watercraft's like jet skis are banned from the lakes Memorial Day weekend.
LCRA partially opening dams Sunday 5/29/2016 12:33 am UTC
The Lower Colorado River Authority said Saturday it would partially open some floodgates Sunday and resume full operation at three dams.        
When the River Breaks 5/29/2016 12:08 am UTC
A year after one of the worst natural disasters in Central Texas history, KVUE went back to the hardest hit area of Wimberley to talk with survivors of the floods about their journey.        
Flood-battered towns dry out as more rain is promised midweek 5/28/2016 11:57 pm UTC
Communities east of Austin continued to clean up Saturday from the recent torrential rains and
Aerial video shows Colorado River crest in Fayette County 5/28/2016 11:38 pm UTC
The Colorado River is already dropping following heavy storms on Friday. The river crested in La Grange at just shy of 42 feet around 3 a.m.…
'Finding Dory' could be trouble for real-life fish 5/28/2016 11:37 pm UTC
Disney's upcoming film Finding Dory will likely be a hit with kids around the world, and that's got fish-lovers worried.
School-bus-size giant squid may be in the sea 5/28/2016 11:31 pm UTC
Steeped in mystery, the elusive, deep-sea-dwelling giant squid, with eyes the size of basketballs, may be larger than it has gotten credit for. In fact, the monster cephalopod may grow to be longer
Austin Animal Center full after storms 5/28/2016 11:28 pm UTC
The Austin Animal Center in East Austin isn't taking in anymore animals because it has reached its capacity after recent rainstorms.        
LCRA opens floodgates, watercraft ban instated 5/28/2016 10:59 pm UTC
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will be conducting a power generation for several days; opening a partial flood gate at Tom Miller Dam. These conditions will create high and swift waters,
Man calls 911 nine times, wanted to get out of rain 5/28/2016 10:52 pm UTC
A man got his wish and was taken to jail, after he called 911 nine times in a matter of hours. Austin police said in court documents Harry C…
3,500 vets honored at Annual Appreciation BBQ 5/28/2016 10:40 pm UTC
Reunion Ranch in Georgetown was the destination for more than 3,500 veterans and their families to enjoy some music, food and fun at the Heroes Night Out 5th annual Military Appreciation BBQ.
Some lakes will close as LCRA opens floodgates 5/28/2016 10:30 pm UTC
Storms Northwest of Lake Buchanan led the Lower Colorado River Authority to open dams in Central Texas.
Man shot in head; left at hospital 5/28/2016 10:29 pm UTC
Temple Police officers have a mystery on their hands after a man was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.        
LCRA to open floodgate Sunday; Austin bans boats near dam all weekend 5/28/2016 9:57 pm UTC
The Lower Colorado River Authority on Sunday will partially open a floodgate at Tom Miller
WHO rejects call to move Rio Olympics 5/28/2016 9:54 pm UTC
The World Health Organization, which in February declared the spread of Zika in the Americas a global emergency, said Saturday there is "no public health justification" for postponing the 2016 Olym
Cancer survivor not allowed to sit with class 5/28/2016 9:14 pm UTC
An Arizona high school has come under fire after denying a cancer survivor’s request to sit with his graduation class Thursday after he worked to keep up with classes through treatment.
Kelso: Has anybody seen Baylor University’s moral compass? 5/28/2016 8:24 pm UTC
Remember the good old days at Baylor University up in Waco, when the world’s
EMS: Woman in her 20s treated after hit by propeller in Lake Travis 5/28/2016 7:48 pm UTC
3:20 p.m. update: A woman in her 20s was struck by a propeller
Central Texas funeral director sends message 5/28/2016 7:27 pm UTC
A Central Texas funeral director has written a powerful message on social media to the person who hit and killed a 3-year-old boy in East Austin. This after he had to help the family lay the little
Rock thrown at pick-up truck on Interstate 35 5/28/2016 4:13 pm UTC
Austin Police are investigating another rock throwing incident on Interstate 35.
In latest rock-throwing case on I-35, truck struck at Lady Bird Lake 5/28/2016 3:35 pm UTC
James Joseph was driving his two young sons to a baseball tournament in Round Rock
Fire damages Southwest Austin home 5/28/2016 2:53 pm UTC
Austin Firefighters spent Saturday morning fighting a house fire in Southwest Austin.
Storm’s epic rainfall going into history books 5/28/2016 2:51 pm UTC
Thursday night’s rainfall became the second wettest day ever recorded at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
SWAT situation ends in North Austin 5/28/2016 2:44 pm UTC
SWAT assault ends in North Austin
Church day care employee facing multiple charges 5/28/2016 2:25 pm UTC
A Gillespie County Grand Jury has indicted 31-year-old Seth Batterton with more than 12 counts of sexual assault involving a child. He is accused of sexually abusing as many as four young children
Police seek man after SWAT called out to North Austin apartments 5/28/2016 2:20 pm UTC
Austin police responded to a SWAT call early Saturday morning after a call about an
Severe storms moving through western Hill Country, heading east 5/28/2016 2:02 pm UTC
9:35 p.m. update: A string of storms stretching from the Hill Country into
Mexican, Central American kids show off robotics talents in Austin 5/28/2016 5:00 am UTC
Ana Sofía Orta is only 8 years old, but she’s already decided she
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 5/28/2016 5:00 am UTC
MONDAYLee Elementary to be renamed for Russell instead of Robert E.: The Austin school
Clyde Littlefield to endow UT history position at Briscoe Center 5/28/2016 5:00 am UTC
An Austin businessman with a familiar name — and deep ties to the University of Texas
In Texas’ Flash Flood Alley, problems extend beyond terrain 5/28/2016 5:00 am UTC
Bridges failing, property destroyed, people missing.Late this week Austinites once again awoke to the
Woman rescued while tubing on Barton Creek 5/28/2016 2:44 am UTC
Austin-Travis County EMS and the fire department were sent to the 1700 block of Spyglass Drive at around 8 p.m.
Travis County first responders rescue nine people 5/28/2016 2:33 am UTC
First responders in Travis County had a busy night helping locate and save victims from flooded areas.
Video captures 7-year-old boy fighting off robber 5/28/2016 1:45 am UTC
Cops in Maryland this week released video of a 7-year-old boy with a stuffed toy who tried his best to fight off an armed robbery suspect.
Evening weather forecast for May 27, 2016 5/28/2016 1:26 am UTC
Scott Fisher says lows will be in the lower 70s with 10 to 15 mph winds. 
Austin police to bolster DWI enforcement for Memorial Day weekend 5/28/2016 1:24 am UTC
This weekend, as well as on Memorial Day, no driver in Austin will be able
Crews rescue tuber from Barton Creek 5/28/2016 1:19 am UTC
8:40 p.m. update: Emergency crews have rescued a woman who was hanging onto
Travis County hotline activated for flood victims 5/28/2016 12:38 am UTC
The hotline can be reached at 512-806-0800 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Man believed dead for a month found floating in Kyle-area stock tank 5/28/2016 12:00 am UTC
HAYS COUNTYBody found floating in stock tankThe body of a man believed to
Texas attorney general’s tech project $200 million over budget 5/27/2016 11:49 pm UTC
A decade-long, problem-plagued technology project at the Texas attorney general’s office will be $200
Man survives two hours in raging creek in Del Valle 5/27/2016 10:08 pm UTC
Eric Gonzalez Mendez was standing with a few people on the roof of a neighbor
Wastewater released into Colorado River, Onion Creek 5/27/2016 9:52 pm UTC
The utility asks anyone who comes in contact with waste material, soil or water to bathe and wash their clothes as soon as possible.
Governor’s Office offers additional reward for rock throwing info 5/27/2016 9:42 pm UTC
“Somebody out there knows something and before somebody dies, they need to come forward."
Man rescued from home in SE Travis County 5/27/2016 9:25 pm UTC
A man says a helicopter crew rescued him after flood water trapped him in southeast Travis County near Maha Creek.
Maha creek in Bastrop separates loved ones after downpour 5/27/2016 7:36 pm UTC
South of Highway 71 was a maze of low water crossings and blocked off roads as officials told people to stay home.
Police: Car2go driver asleep in Whataburger drive-thru gets DWI 5/27/2016 7:04 pm UTC
Officers were called by a concerned citizen who had tried blowing his own car horn to wake the 38-year-old.
Day care employee accused of sexually assaulting children 5/27/2016 6:13 pm UTC
Seth Batteron, of Fredericksburg, is charged with a total of 14 counts.
Body found floating in Kyle stock tank 5/27/2016 5:13 pm UTC
A strong odor coming from a stock tank led to the discovering a person floating in the water by the Hays County Sheriff's Office.
Man wanted, accused of taking upskirt photos at Austin Walmart 5/27/2016 5:07 pm UTC
Police believe the suspect may be related to other improper photography cases.
Colorado River floods homes in Smithville, La Grange 5/27/2016 3:50 pm UTC
Homes along the Colorado River in La Grange are expected to have flood damage Friday into Saturday.
STAR Flight rescues firefighter, person who drove into high water 5/27/2016 1:53 pm UTC
STAR Flight rescued a firefighter and a driver who was swept away by high water early Friday morning.
Boil water order issued for some in Bastrop County 5/27/2016 1:50 pm UTC
Some Bastrop County residents are without water service and others are being asked to boil their water before consuming it this morning.
Resources available to those seeking help after Central Texas floods 5/27/2016 3:47 am UTC
8:15 p.m. update: Several hotlines and resources are available to those who need

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