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Federal tax fraud trial for Bastrop restaurateurs delayed again
A federal judge has granted requests made by attorneys for two Bastrop restaurateurs accused of tax fraud to delay their trial by three months, according to court filings. Michael and Cynthia Herman in 2017 were accused of federal tax crimes stemming from personal expenses they allegedly reported on
Neighbors team up with firefighters to prevent fast-moving fires
CONVERSE, Texas — The recent wildfires in California are a constant reminder of the impact such a massive fire can have on a community. Even here in Texas, we remember the devastating fires in Bastrop just a few years ago.
When snow or ice is in the forecast, this is how much it costs to treat North Texas roads
Treating roads before any wintry precipitation is crucial to ensuring driving conditions are as safe as possible, but the preparations aren’t cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation uses a solution called brine to treat roads. Brine is a “liquid, salt-based anti-icer,” and it costs about 25 ce
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
UPDATE: Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos, Bastrop among U.S. cities to receive hoax bomb threats
People in Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos and Bastrop on Thursday received dozens of bomb threats by email and phone, according to police officials. Police have not found any bombs. Investigators believe the threats are not credible and are working to find out where they came from, Austin, Round Rock
Bastrop County man charged with second murder charge over deadly drug deals
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Austin police have linked 23-year-old Isaac Jerome Thomas Junior to two separate deadly drug shootings in the span of two months. The victims do not appear to have known each other, but Sgt. Eric De Los Santos said there is one surprising link in both cases.
Texas prison allowed flesh-eating infection to 'eat away' at inmate's arm, lawsuit claims
A 37-year-old man who was sentenced to six months in prison on drug charges in 2016 is suing the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) over claims that nobody could take him to the hospital for a flesh-eating bacteria infection (MRSA) that was eating away at his arm due to staff shortages. Har
Woman Dead After Being Set On Fire: Austin EMS
AUSTIN, TEXAS — A woman is dead after being set on fire early Monday, according to medics. Austin-Travis County EMS medics reported the incident occurred just past midnight on Monday along the 7800 block of Epping Lane. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
My Hometown Bastrop: Reasons why this is a perfect holiday getaway!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the charming city of Bastrop is a premier holiday destination! Kathy and Kay explain how this city makes the season bright for Central Texas families.
Gov. Abbott says Texas will make passing own state health care law a priority as Obamacare lawsuit continues
AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state leaders will work to pass their own health care law that would replace the Affordable Care Act if its ultimately struck down in the courts.
5 deaths from Iconic Village fire ruled homicides
The five deaths resulting from the Iconic Village apartment fire reportedly have been ruled homicides. Hays County Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace Maggie Moreno said that the cause of death for Hayley Frizzell and David Ortiz was thermal injuries. For Belinda Moats, Dru Estes and James Mira
Bastrop’s sales tax revenue this year up 10 percent over 2017
Bastrop collected $7.2 million in sales tax revenue this year, up 10.08 percent over its $6.6 million collection in 2017, state comptroller data shows. The city received $621,014 in revenue this month, ending the year with a 17.15 percent hike over its $530,089 collection in December 2017.
The new Permian Basin drilling king is a familiar Texas name
Exxon Mobil Corp. has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin, showing the urgency with which the world's biggest oil company by market value is pursuing U.S. shale.
My Hometown Bastrop: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
This season, experience a winter wonderland out in Bastrop! The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa specializes in helping families make lasting holiday memories. Erin Cook shares more about what celebrations are in store!
Texas woman, 84, bored with retirement, gets college degree
People 65 and older make up less than one percent of U.S. college students. In 2015, they accounted for about 67,000 of about 20 million college students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Janet Fein is among that elite group of Americans.
2 killed in Bastrop County crash on US 290
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Bastrop County officials responded to a deadly crash on U.S. 290 east of Elgin Tuesday morning. According to the Bastrop Co. Tx 911 Twitter account, the crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. at westbound U.S. 290 and Roy Davis.
Some Texas Coastal Residents Opposing Proposed Storm Barrier
GALVESTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush wants more time for property owners to voice concerns after a number of Gulf Coast residents said they would stand against a proposed coastal barrier.
Man critically injured in scooter accident in downtown Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - One person was critically injured in a scooter accident in downtown Austin on Saturday. According to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, first responders were called to the 1400 block of West Cesar Chavez Street Saturday evening. When they arrived on scene
Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'
A Texas judge showed little sympathy during sentencing for a mom whose two daughters, ages 1 and 2, died after being left in an increasingly hot car overnight. "Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened," said Judge Keith Williams, according to Hill Country Break