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Police investigating U.S. 183 fatal autoped 4/26/2015 2:27 pm UTC
Vehicular homicide detectives are looking for the driver who hit and killed a man in East Austin early Sunday morning. Investigators say just after 2:30 A.M. passersby reported a body in the road w
Prayer Vigil Held For Blue Bell 4/26/2015 11:05 am UTC
Community leaders and even the company's president gathered in the town square to pray for Blue Bell's survival.On Monday, the company pulled all of its products after several smaller recalls.  Lis
Austin Weather Forecast 4/26/2015 10:35 am UTC
SUMMER TEMPERATURESTemperatures made it to 93° at Camp Mabry and 90° at ABIA Saturday afternoon.  These are the first 90° temperatures this year so far in the Austin metro.  Clouds will be on th
Achievements: Teen earn Eagle Scout rank 4/26/2015 5:00 am UTC
Students vying for national Olympiad teamSeven local high school students participated in a national
30,600-acre Balcones preserve now a factor in tollway fight 4/26/2015 5:00 am UTC
To the degree that I had thought at all about the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve over
Hundreds hold prayer vigil in Brenham for ice cream company 4/26/2015 2:25 am UTC
Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at
Philanthropitch, like ‘Shark Tank’ for charity 4/26/2015 1:47 am UTC
Think of it as a Shark Tank for philanthropy.You get a few nonprofits with
Conference seeks to strengthen Austin schools’ ties with black parents 4/26/2015 12:11 am UTC
Manny Scott, one of the real-life students portrayed in the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers” — a
Fire Tears Through Home Near Lake Travis 4/26/2015 12:03 am UTC
A fire tears through a home in West Austin.It happened on mansfield view court near around 6:15 Saturday night. The Lake Travis Fire Chief says when they arrived flames were shooting through the ro
House fire near Lake Travis 4/25/2015 11:47 pm UTC
Firefighters are battling a blaze at a two-story house near Lake Travis.The house, on
5 candidates seek Dripping Springs school board seat 4/25/2015 11:16 pm UTC
Preparing for growth and doing more with less are among the top priorities for the
Kelso: Eeyore’s Birthday attendee tapped feminine side for costume 4/25/2015 11:15 pm UTC
John Sanders had one little problem back in the day when he was attending Eeyore
Two deaths in Austin illustrate problems tallying multidrug overdoses 4/25/2015 11:14 pm UTC
The night before Logan Scott consumed a lethal cocktail of up to 10 illegal and
Six prescription drug-related deaths in 48 hours in Houston 4/25/2015 11:14 pm UTC
Death by overdose happens almost daily in Harris County, though obituaries rarely list that as
Flawed numbers mask scope of Texas’ prescription drug problem 4/25/2015 11:13 pm UTC
Fatalities from prescription drug abuse are widely undercounted in Texas and in many other states
I-35 to reopen at Ben White 4/25/2015 10:21 pm UTC
Update, 5:27 p.m.The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 will reopen shortly, after
Animal Rights Groups Act To Stop Police From Shooting Animals 4/25/2015 9:42 pm UTC
When police shoot a dog, it tends to light up the switchboard regardless of the circumstances.  And Saturday a group called "Freeze, Don't Shoot" marched on the Texas Capitol demanding an end to wh
Arkansas Realtor Kidnapped 4/25/2015 5:14 pm UTC
AR - A Fayetteville woman is being held at the Washington county jail today after police say she tried to kidnap and rob a realtor at gunpoint.25-year-old Amilya Barcenas is now facing charges of k
Nepal Aftershocks Making Recovery Difficult 4/25/2015 3:00 pm UTC
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A top Nepalese police official says at least 1,130 people have been confirmed dead following a powerful earthquake that was centered outside of Kathmandu. It was not immedi
New Braunfels Comal River Shut Down Saturday 4/25/2015 1:58 pm UTC
According to David Ferguson, the New Braunfels communications coordinator; due to high and fast moving water, the Comal River will be closed to recreation for the remainder of the day Saturday.
TX Child Abduction Alert 4/25/2015 1:10 pm UTC
UPDATE: The Amber Alert Issued by Texas Amber Alert Network has been canceled. -----------THIS IS A CHILD ABDUCTION ALERT ISSUED BY THE TEXAS AMBER ALERT NETWORKThe McKinney police department is se
Venezuela: Thrown Mango Hits President In Head 4/25/2015 12:50 pm UTC
How would you get your nation's president to hear you out?Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?Not a good idea?Then you're not Marleni Olivo, a Venezuelan woman who d
Bastrop Fire Department Keeping Tabs On Neighborhoods 4/25/2015 12:28 pm UTC
It was the worst fires in Texas history and the Bastrop community is still recovering.In September of 2011, heavy winds caused a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 16 hundred homes.
Strong Saturday Storms Pass Through San Antonio 4/25/2015 12:21 pm UTC
Storms packed with hail, strong winds and heavy rains rolled through the San Antonio metro area early Saturday.
Former Iraq engineer active in veterans’ causes 4/25/2015 11:24 am UTC
Ten years ago, Army Sgt. Joshua Dumont was working as a combat engineer in Iraq
Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party 4/25/2015 10:27 am UTC
If you’re looking for something to do a little later on check out Pease Park for their annual Eeyore’s birthday. It typically occurs on the last Saturday of April in Austin's Pease District Park. I
Hispanic women’s network hosts Mother’s Day appreciation event 4/25/2015 5:00 am UTC
The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas’ Austin chapter will hold a “Día de las
Community Briefing: Art auction to benefit Georgetown shelter 4/25/2015 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYDOWNTOWN AUSTINWaller Creek detours begin MondayThe city of Austin Parks and
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 4/25/2015 5:00 am UTC
MONDAYFenves, on 8-0 vote, named UT president: Gregory L. Fenves won appointment Monday as
Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after two children killed 4/25/2015 2:49 am UTC
A man involved in a fatal crash near Liberty Hill that left two children dead
Police searching for suspect in two separate overnight shootings 4/25/2015 2:47 am UTC
The first shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Canion Street and the second happened just after 4 a.m. in the 7300 block of Gaines Mill Road. Police say one person has died after
APD identifies motorcyclist killed in Northwest Austin crash 4/25/2015 2:42 am UTC
Austin Police have identified the victim in Wednesday night's fatal motorcycle crash on Lakeline Blvd as 48-year-old David Crunk.
Heavy rain floods San Marcos River in Luling 4/25/2015 2:41 am UTC
A few Central Texas creeks climbed dangerously high after heavy rainfall Friday morning. Luckily, most of the flooding occurred on ranch land and didn't damage nearby homes.
Back In Time: Movie cars popular at Austin Auto Show 4/25/2015 2:28 am UTC
It's a sight that's almost too awesome: a Ghostbusters "Ecto-1," a Back to the Future DeLorean time machine and KITT from Knight Riderall in one spot.
One man killed and one woman injured in two Austin shootings 4/25/2015 1:59 am UTC
Police are looking for suspects in the killing of a 20-year-old man who was found
What fate awaits two A.D. Stenger homes? 4/25/2015 1:17 am UTC
Elizabeth Salaiz looks at the A.D. Stenger homes in her neighborhood, with their low-pitched
Two Williamson County Republicans will help negotiate state budget 4/25/2015 12:50 am UTC
Two recently elected Republican lawmakers from Williamson County have been appointed to serve for the
Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns 4/25/2015 12:00 am UTC
PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
Texas Game Wardens ceremony recognizes achievements and honors the fallen. 4/24/2015 11:01 pm UTC
While they enforce hunting and fishing regulations, game wardens also risk their lives to help others.
Two alarm fire destroys Lago Vista landmark, Mojo's Icehouse 4/24/2015 10:29 pm UTC
An iconic nightspot on the north-shore of Lake Travis burned to the ground overnight.
Community Pitches In To Support Liberty Hill Crash Victims 4/24/2015 10:07 pm UTC
Today a school bus dropped off children on the street where the Draper family lives.Only two children will never make this trip home from school ever again.Brad Green lives across the street from C
Austin Weather Forecast 4/24/2015 9:58 pm UTC
U.S Marshal’s Arrest Woman Wanted In Taylor Murder 4/24/2015 9:02 pm UTC
Taylor Police confirm a woman wanted for capital murder was arrest in South Houston today by the Marshal’s Gulf Coast Task Force.Sara Renee Coleman, 18, was wanted for the
Major League Soccer Commissioner says Austin is expressing interest in league's expansion 4/24/2015 8:45 pm UTC
Having committed to reach 24 teams by the end of the decade, Major League Soccer intends to develop additional expansion plans within six months.
Texas GOP bills denounced by gay rights groups stagnant 4/24/2015 8:36 pm UTC
In Texas, a bastion for conservative values, proposals in the Republican-controlled Legislature that critics say could be used to discriminate against gays have largely gone nowhere.
Parts of Smithville soaked after Friday storm 4/24/2015 8:32 pm UTC
Parts of Smithville are drying out after several inches of soaking rain fell Friday morning.
Flash Flood and Tornado Watches issued across parts of Central Texas 4/24/2015 8:26 pm UTC
The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of South Central Texas.The watch will be from 6pm this evening through late tonight.
U.S. Marshals Searching For Sex Offender Last Seen In Austin 4/24/2015 7:38 pm UTC
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force needs your help finding a 53-year-old sex offender. Jose Matos has a lengthy criminal history that includes assault, sexual assault and criminal trespass. Now, he'
Smithville Sweats Return Of Rain, Flooding 4/24/2015 7:26 pm UTC
It sounds cliché to say they've never seen anything like it, but that's how folks living near the Buescher State Park outside Smithville described the waters that inched up toward their homes this
Teen Arrested Over Hays Co. School Bomb Threat 4/24/2015 7:10 pm UTC
The Hays County Sheriff's Office has arrested a teen accused of making a bomb threat at Jack C. Hays High School.Police have arrested 17-year-old Dusty Williamson.They say he wrote a bomb threat on
Man Killed In North Austin Motorcycle Crash Identified 4/24/2015 5:22 pm UTC
Police have identified the man killed Wednesday night in a North Austin motorcycle crash.It happened at around 10:50 p.m. in the 10500 block Lakeline Boulevard, just west of the Parmer Lane interse
Luling ISD: School delayed until 10 a.m. due to power outage 4/24/2015 3:18 pm UTC
Luling Independent School District announced that school was delayed until 10 a.m. today due to bad weather and power outages in the area. Power has since been restored to all LISD campuses.
Austin man charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter for deaths of two children 4/24/2015 1:42 pm UTC
Repeat convicted drunk driver, John Alvarado, has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter for the deaths of two Liberty Hill children. Bond has been set at $1 million for each.
Repeat drunk driver to be charged with the deaths of two Liberty Hill children 4/24/2015 1:40 pm UTC
A repeat drunk driver is in the Williamson County Jail charged with intoxication manslaughter for the deaths of a 9-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy.
Two-alarm fire at Mojo's Icehouse in Lago Vista 4/24/2015 1:08 pm UTC
The fire is now out but it was some very scary moments for those who were still inside when the fire started.
Central Texas father charged with beating his infant child 4/24/2015 5:26 am UTC
A Central Texas father was arrested earlier this week for injuring one of his own children. 34-year-old Joshua Farren was taken into custody on Tuesday.
Timeline of a murder: George De La Cruz case through the years 4/24/2015 3:30 am UTC
Five years ago: March 2010. 21-year-old Julie Ann Gonzalez's family is handing out fliers desperately trying to find her. Fast forward to today: her husband is sentenced to death for Gonzalez's mur
Woman says Round Rock police officer assaulted her during DWI arrest 4/24/2015 3:24 am UTC
A Round Rock woman who claims police assaulted her after arresting her, was released from jail today.
Survivor of brain injury tells of his journey of hope 4/24/2015 3:24 am UTC
A half million people are living in Texas, right now, with some type of brain injury. That estimate does not include military veterans who have returned home. One survivor shares the story of his j
Suspect in Killeen apartment complex shooting arrested 4/23/2015 10:36 pm UTC
Killeen police have arrested a man wanted following gunfire at an apartment complex that left two women dead and three other people wounded. Police say 35-year-old Rico Doyle was being held Thursda
De La Cruz found guilty, awaits sentencing 4/23/2015 10:24 pm UTC
After being found guilty in the murder of Julie Ann Gonzalez, a jury has sentenced George De La Cruz to life in prison.
Tempers flare after George De La Cruz is sentenced to life in prison 4/23/2015 10:23 pm UTC
Tempers flared in a Travis County courtroom Thursday after an Austin man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. The body of Julie Ann Gonzalez has never been found, which is why the
Austin tech companies continue to see rapid growth 4/23/2015 9:02 pm UTC
Austin hangs its hat on being a mecca for technology after being praised for drawing businesses in from across the globe.
Central Texas police chief resigns to drop harassment charge 4/23/2015 8:15 pm UTC
A Central Texas police chief has resigned and surrendered his peace officer's license in exchange for prosecutors to dismiss a harassment charge against him.
USDA says foods may still be edible more than a year after 'expiration' 4/23/2015 5:25 pm UTC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said some foods can be eaten even if they "expired" eighteen months ago.
Bill passage may give 28,000 Texas students another shot at graduation 4/23/2015 5:24 pm UTC
Senate Bill 149 passed a final vote in the House Wednesday. After a few details are hammered out, Governor Abbott could sign it, meaning Texas students who have passed at least 3 of the 5 STAAR tes
H-E-B celebrates 110th anniversary 4/23/2015 4:48 pm UTC
It's a big day for a big Texas company as H-E-B celebrates its 110th anniversary.
Dr. Oz to address Columbia University controversy 4/23/2015 2:50 pm UTC
Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University.
Family continues to fight for justice after teen was hit by drunk driver 4/23/2015 3:04 am UTC
A family fights for justice after this teen was left helpless after being hit by a drunk driver.
Jury finds George De La Cruz guilty of killing estranged wife 4/23/2015 12:27 am UTC
After six hours of deliberations, a Travis County jury found George De La Cruz guilty of murdering his estranged wife, Julie Ann Gonzalez.
Residents react to fatal crash in Southeast Austin 4/23/2015 12:02 am UTC
An early morning crash in Southeast Austin claims the lives of two people.It happened shortly after 6:30 Wednesday morning
Nike unveils World Cup uniforms for U.S. Women's National Team 4/22/2015 11:29 pm UTC
A big day for U.S. women's soccer. Nike unveiled the new uniforms for the U.S. Women's National Team.
Veteran laid to rest five months after dying 4/22/2015 10:49 pm UTC
Five months after his death a veteran was honorably laid to rest Wednesday morning.The 65-year-old marine served overseas during the Vietnam War.
NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games 4/22/2015 8:58 pm UTC
The NFL has suspended defensive end Greg Hardy, now of the Dallas Cowboys, for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league.
Two killed in auto/pedestrian accident 4/22/2015 5:14 pm UTC
Police are releasing very little information on the accident that happened near Burleson Road and Promontory Point Drive earlier this morning. What is known is that two pedestrians were hit and kil
Austin's Zero Waste campaign 4/22/2015 1:35 pm UTC
With people across the world celebrating Earth Day don't forget you can make an impact here in Austin. A major way you can make an impact is by recycling.
Austin-area home prices set all-time record 4/22/2015 1:35 pm UTC
Home prices in the Austin area set an all-time record. The Austin Board of Realtors reports that in March more than 2,400 houses were sold which is up 13 percent from the year before.
*Update* Deadly East Austin stabbing suspect in custody 4/22/2015 1:26 pm UTC
Police say the suspect in the deadly stabbing at a home in the 1700 block of J J Seabrook Drive near MLK is now in custody. The suspect's name has not been released.
Birth certificate battle 4/22/2015 3:05 am UTC
How do you go through life without a birth certificate? One Texan is finding out.
Districts pitch in to help get kids to school 4/22/2015 2:57 am UTC
Those weekend storms did more than damage cars and bring down trees, they almost forced schools to close in one local district
Jailhouse conversations, digital footprint, and mother's grief close out De La Cruz trial 4/22/2015 2:49 am UTC
Powerful and dramatic testimony closed out the George De La Cruz murder trial Tuesday. He is accused of killing his wife Julie Ann Gonzalez.
Headstones damaged in old Austin cemetery 4/22/2015 2:23 am UTC
Vandals struck a North Austin cemetery where graves date back to the 1850s. A dozen headstones were knocked over or broken.
Austin musician gets rare guitar back after 6 years 4/22/2015 2:23 am UTC
If you have ever had something stolen, don't give up.An Austin man is proof of that.
Residents in Blue Bell's hometown of Brenham show support following recall 4/22/2015 1:16 am UTC
Brenham, the home of Blue Bell, is showing support for the ice cream giant.  They are turning to prayer and businesses are posting signs throughout the community.
Chief Acevedo expresses disgust with 'Open Carry' amendment 4/21/2015 10:32 pm UTC
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is not happy with the idea of Open Carry. On Tuesday the Chief took to Twitter to express his disgust.
New virtual technology to work from home 4/21/2015 9:40 pm UTC
Technology is changing the way we are doing business these days and more are more people are trying to adapt to a different dynamic in the workplace.
*Update* CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods 4/21/2015 5:53 pm UTC
Federal regulators say they're now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries over the last five years. The news comes as Blue Be
New Braunfels Police Department on lookout for robbery suspect 4/21/2015 4:43 pm UTC
The NBPD is asking for the public's help following an armed robbery on April 20 at an auto insurance agency in the 800 block of South Seguin Avenue. Comal County Crime Stoppers is also offering a r
Senate OKs border security bill without immigrant crackdowns 4/21/2015 12:44 pm UTC
A sweeping border security package that is a priority of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has passed the Senate without divisive immigrant crackdowns.
Texas Senate advances school vouchers; House still opposed 4/21/2015 12:44 pm UTC
The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.
Texas House approves licensed open carry of handguns 4/21/2015 12:44 pm UTC
Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.
Free McDonald's breakfast for students taking STAAR test 4/21/2015 11:34 am UTC
Many Texas students are getting out of bed this morning preparing to take the STAAR test and McDonald's hopes to make it a little easier. All Central Texas McDonald's will give a free breakfast to
Construction to begin on the second piece of MOPAC pedestrian bridge Monday night 4/21/2015 3:13 am UTC
If you plan to get out and about Monday night, avoid MOPAC between Parmer and Braker Lane.
Killeen father charged with manslaughter of daughter 4/21/2015 3:13 am UTC
Residents in a Killeen neighborhood are distraught over the death of a three-year-old girl. Police say her father is the killer.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys battle over how to interpret key evidence 4/20/2015 11:12 pm UTC
George De La Cruz has sat quietly through his murder trial. Monday morning  Karen Ozment provided the jury with a different view of her neighbor.
A new species of frog discovered in Costa Rica looks just like Kermit the Frog 4/20/2015 11:00 pm UTC
Kermit, is that you? The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center recently announced the discovery of a new glass frog species, Hyalinobatrachium dianae.
APD: Drivers complying with Don't Block the Box 4/20/2015 10:51 pm UTC
The City of Austin says the Don't Block the Box campaign is catching on. According to Austin Police more drivers are complying following two weeks of increased police presence.
Roofers and insurance companies busy after weekend storms 4/20/2015 10:27 pm UTC
On Saturday night, hail came down by the bucket-loads in parts of Central Texas. Insurance companies and roofing companies are now getting bombarded with calls.
Music legend Nelson to roll out own brand of marijuana 4/20/2015 5:09 pm UTC
Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market."

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