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LCRA is ‘stepping up to the plate’ on Lake LBJ cleanup
The most significant flood since the dams were built on the Colorado River hit the Highland Lakes in October 2018. In that month alone, inflows of 1.3 million acre-feet of water were measured in the Highland Lakes chain. Lake Travis, when full, holds just more than 1.1 million acre-feet of water.
Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid
LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.
Family Dance Party — Togetherness, Memories, and Dodge Ball
The fourth annual Family Dance Party hosted by the DIVA Dawgs and Bulldog BROS will be slightly different, according to Darlene Denton, parent-volunteer coordinator at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.
Texas border town fights construction of border wall, fearing it could displace homes
ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week, the border security deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump set aside $1.35 billion for fencing and barriers at the border. Apart from the national emergency Trump declared to secure additional billions for the bo
Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations
The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.
Burnet County Commissioners reject Texas 29 road downgrade
Burnet County commissioners expressed their concern Wednesday that reclassification of Texas 29 from US 281 in Burnet west to Ranch Road 2341 would make it harder to fund any future improvements to the highway.
Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival is 2019 Favorite Community Event
The Bluebonnet Festival brings thousands of visitors to Burnet each April to celebrate the state flower. As the festival enters its 36th year, event co-chair Angela Moore said its success is thanks to all of the volunteers who operate the “Most Exciting Small-Town Festival in Texas” like a well-oile
Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p
Plane crashes in Horseshoe Bay
HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) — A plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay Friday. Horseshoe Bay police are working the scene. Horseshoe Bay is an area in both Llano and Burnet counties and is northwest of Austin. It's not known exactly where the plane crashed.
Judge Sides With Texas Landowners Over High-Speed Rail Issue
A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston. Leon County Judge Deborah Evans ruled this month that Texas Central Railway doesn't have the authority to force landowners to
SWAT team captures homicide suspect
Burnet County Sheriff's authorities assisted a Williamson County SWAT team, the Department of Public Safety and several other agencies in capturing a 32-year-old suspect wanted in a Williamson County homicide investigation, officials said.
Kingsland community members remove thousands of pounds of flooding debris from Lake LBJ
KINGSLAND, Texas — The community along Lake LBJ in Kingsland is taking matters into their own hands. More than a dozen people came together Saturday morning to help clean out the debris inside the lake after last fall's catastrophic flooding.
Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case
A Llano County jury sentenced a Kingsland man to life in prison after convicting him of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. According to the Llano County District Attorney, the jury could have sentenced 35-year-old Thomas Preston Davis to anywhere from 15 years to life in priso
Two injured in HSB aircraft crash
Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their single-engine experimental fixed wing aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15.
Bounty program looks to help control Texas' feral hog problem
A rollover accident on SH 130 near Manor that left a semi-truck driver injured was caused by feral hogs, officials said Friday. 40 gallons of gas needed to be cleaned after the early Thursday morning crash. Authorities said the driver slowed down when they noticed the hogs on the road, but they stil
LCRA taking more action after KXAN investigation on Lake LBJ flood debris
The Lower Colorado River Authority has rolled out a new action plan that includes additional flagging and removal of safety hazards on Lake LBJ brought on by historic flooding last October.
Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'
A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv
UT, A&M, other Texas schools have long history of blackface
AUSTIN - For University of Texas students, singing "The Eyes of Texas" at sporting events, commencement and other campus events is a rite of passage. But a glance around the stadium might reveal that some of those students aren't singing along -- a nod to the song's shameful origins. In 1903, it was
4A PLAYOFFS: Lady Badgers ousted 65-63 after nearly completing stunning rally
CEDAR CREEK — Outside of the outcome, Mark Myers could not ask for anything more. On the heels of Lampasas’ first playoff victory in two decades, the Lady Badgers found themselves trailing No. 15 El Campo by 17 points in the fourth quarter.