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Bastrop takes first step in repealing development moratorium

The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday night took its first step in lifting a development moratorium that had been in place since August. The council enacted the moratorium on Aug. 14 to provide city officials time to.


Bastrop County man indicted for murder of wife's son

A Bastrop County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of murdering his wife’s son, according to court records. Ronald Boatright, 51, was arrested Feb. 13 at his home at 5059 FM 535 near Cedar Creek after deputies responded to the home in reference to a domestic disturbance complaint.


Bastrop school district pays $125,000 to end dispute with maintenance contractor

The Bastrop school district last month agreed to pay $125,000 to GCA K12 Education Services/ABM Education, the district’s maintenance contractor, to settle a dispute over early termination of their contract.


Officials identify all 6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, some 70 miles northwest of San Antonio. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed Monday morning during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

FORT WORTH, Texas – Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the norther


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Bastrop food truck pilot program details finalized

AUSTIN, Texas — On any given Saturday afternoon, you'll find food truck courts in Austin packed. But what if you started seeing them in Bastrop? Well, that could happen very soon.


Worker hit by a beam, flown to a hospital in the Texas Medical Center

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — A 31-year-old worker has been flown to a hospital in the Texas Medical Center after sources tell KHOU 11 News the man was hit by a beam. It happened Tuesday evening, just before 6 o'clock.


Barbara Bush and husband have wedding #2 in Central Texas

CRAWFORD, Texas (KWTX) It's "I do" number two for Barbara Pierce Bush. The former first-daughter had her second wedding celebration in Central Texas this month, sources confirm.


Texas woman receives gonorrhea diagnosis after rash erupts on hands, body

A 20-year-old woman in Dallas, Tex., rushed to the hospital after waking one morning with a bumpy rash on her arms, legs, scalp and torso. She was later informed the unusual skin lesions were caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Texas House votes to legalize hemp, CBD oil, farming of industrial hemp

The Texas House on Tuesday gave broad preliminary approval to a bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow industrial hemp — a move lauded as a win for the state’s farmers.


Thunderstorms Move Through North Texas Tuesday Night

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several rounds of heavy rain have pushed through parts of North Texas and more are on the way overnight. Two to three inches of rain have fallen in some areas as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


Police: Baldwin Elementary School teacher was under investigation when he died

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police confirmed on Tuesday that a Baldwin Elementary School teacher who died earlier this month was under investigation at the time of his death. There is little confirmed information at this time, but the Travis County District Attorney's office confirmed on Tuesday that no


Bill that would allow farmers to produce hemp clears Texas house

AUSTIN, TX (KETK) - A bill that would allow Texas farmers to grow hemp legally cleared the Texas House on Tuesday and will now move to the Senate. This is a major hurdle for farmers that are looking to get into the market for CBD oil and other hemp-derived products.


2nd man to be executed in James Byrd Jr.'s 1998 dragging death

(CNN) - A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas -- is slated to die Wednesday over the objections of some of Byrd's relatives.


77-year-old woman killed by driver who ran red light in Del Valle, police say

A 77-year-old woman died on Thursday shortly after a Chevrolet pickup truck that ran a red light in Del Valle collided into her vehicle, according to Austin police. The crash happened at FM 973 and Pearce Lane around 10:15 a.m., police said.


Texas family charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Four members of a Katy, Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.