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Crews responding to hard-to-reach brush fire in Bastrop County, officials say

Crews with multiple fire departments are responding to a brush fire in Bastrop County. The fire is near the Circle D-KC Estates area, about halfway between the cities of Bastrop and Paige. Crews are having trouble reaching the fire, said Chief Josh Gill of the Bastrop County fire department.


Over 55 fraudulent credit cards found in Bastrop

BASTROP, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Two Cuban nationals were arrested in Bastrop after dozens of fraudulent credit cards were found in a truck and home. Now, the sheriff's office is looking for a third suspect.


Two sentenced to probation for drug, theft charges

A Bastrop man has been sentenced to state jail for not following the terms of his probation. Christopher Baker, 29, received the jail sentence after his probation was adjudicated in district court here Thursday. Baker had been placed on probation for possession of a controlled substance (less than o


Parents charged in death of Texas infant; baby suffered 60 fractures

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KWTX) The parents of a 2-month-old Texas girl who died after suffering more than 60 fractures and other injuries have been charged. Dylan Daugherty, 23, of Clear Lake is charged with murder in the June 2018 death of his infant daughter Brooklyn Daugherty, died of blunt force injur


Trump's border national emergency plan draws outrage and legal threats from some in Texas

President Donald Trump didn't get everything he wanted from Congress for his long-promised border wall, so he signaled Thursday that he's going to declare a national emergency to make it happen. That announcement prompted outrage from Democrats, ambivalence from Republicans and a legal threat from o


Prisoner transporters, used in Texas fugitive's escape, widely employed with scant oversight

Weeks after a double-murder suspect's daring getaway, authorities still have few answers to how Cedric Marks was able to escape from a private prisoner transport van north of Houston despite being shackled by restraints.


North Texas Man Arrested 2nd Time For Exposing Himself To A Child

COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out on bond for allegedly exposing himself to a child last year in Duncanville, Courtney Poole, 34, has been arrested for the same crime, this time in Coppell.


Police ID Bastrop High School student killed in crash Sunday

The Bastrop Police Department has identified a Bastrop High School student who died in a car crash on Texas 95 on Sunday as 18-year-old Bailey Butler. Police say Butler, who lived in Bastrop, was driving southbound on Texas 95 near Mesquite Street when she crashed into a vehicle that was heading nor


Woman falls out pickup truck bed, dies on North Texas freeway

FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman was killed on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth after falling out the bed of a pickup truck. The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the freeway just south of Interstate 30.


There’s No Easy Way For Texas To Vet Its List Of Alleged Noncitizen Voters. Just Ask Florida.

It’s been nearly two weeks since Texas officials released a list of 95,000 people on the state’s voter rolls who they suspect might not be citizens. Since then, election officials in Travis County have been vetting the state’s list. The process has been tedious and complicated – and there's no telli


Sleep and Eat BBQ at the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station

Right off Highway 304 in Bastrop, Texas, is the scariest gas station in pop culture history. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station, a Facebook landmark, has been restored to original quality. The best part? You can sleep there, if you want to.


Freak gym class accident left Texas teen nearly paralyzed: report

A seemingly harmless task in gym class left one Texas teen nearly paralyzed after the rope she was using in December allegedly broke, and she was sent crashing to the ground where she landed on her neck. Katie Bivins, who said that “God has a plan for everyone, whether you like it or not,” was initi


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas

Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T


Jefferson, Texas, school official confirms teacher's arrest

Jefferson, Texas, Independent School District Superintendent Rob Barnwell confirmed Feb. 14 that a teacher was arrested Feb. 8 for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student. The Marshall News Messenger identified Shannon Griffin as an English and theater teacher.


Why do we use terms like golf balls and softballs to describe hail? Curious Texas investigates

When it’s pea-size, hail is more of a nuisance. Pea-size hail might ding your car, but overall it isn’t too damaging. But when hail gets to the size of a softball or a grapefruit, that’s when it’s really concerning.


Texas teacher surprises bullied student with matching haircut

A Texas teacher went the extra mile for a student who was getting teased about her short hair. Now, both teacher and student have matching haircuts and event matching bows. Inside the walls of Miss Grimm’s kindergarten classroom, there are little minds hard at work, especially with one of her studen


Two sentenced to federal prison in East Texas

TEXARKANA, TEXAS - Two East Texas convicted felons have been sentenced for violating the terms of their supervised release in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


Jury deliberating in fatal shooting of Austin-area woman's fiance

A Travis County jury returned to court Friday morning to continue deliberating in the murder trial of a Hudson Bend woman who admitted to fatally shooting her fiance inside their home.