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Giddings restaurant raising money for families of men killed in Elgin crash
People buying dinner in Giddings are helping the families of those killed in an Elgin crash. Three people died Tuesday morning just east of the city. The Department of Public Safety identified them as Jesus J. Escalante Valdez, 21, Alixis Eduardo Hernandez, 21, and Clemente Nava, 22.
205 crashes have occurred in the stretch of US 290 between Elgin and McDade in the last 5 years
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Three people died Tuesday morning after a semi reportedly failed to yield to their vehicle while traveling on US 290 east of Elgin. And it turns out, this is far from the first serious crash to happen in that area.
'Santa' shot at while driving on Texas freeway: report
One Texas man won’t appear on Santa Claus’ “Nice List” after opening fire Tuesday on another man dressed up as Santa. A man wearing a Santa costume, whose identity remains unknown but was identified by police as "Santa," and his wife – referred to by police as "Mrs. Claus" – were driving home when t
Ecstasy pill found wrapped in boy's Sonic burger in Texas
TAYLOR, TX - An illegal drug served in a fast food burger led to the arrest of three Sonic employees in Texas. Last week the Taylor Police Department reported that a family went to the Sonic Drive-in and ordered some food. When they got their order, police said the family's 11-year-old daughter unwr
Bastrop Commissioner Bubba Snowden embroiled in convoluted eviction, real estate purchase
A series of missteps, confusion and fraudulent documents has culminated in a legal dispute that has embroiled Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden over his purchase of a rental home that forced the eviction of an Elgin tenant without notice.
Elgin council triples its own pay — to $150 a month
Maybe, had they done it a few dollars a year since the last raise, no one would have noticed. Elgin Mayor Chris Cannon bent over backwards to make sure the public knew it was coming and why. The city council worked the numbers so the overall budget wouldn’t increase. And they made sure what they did
When members of Saint Michael learned the truth about sex trafficking in Dallas, they knew they had to help
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, often hidden in plain sight, that forces and coerces vulnerable people into exploitative acts that benefit their captors. The Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas found that in Texas alone there are approximately 79,000 youth victims of sex tr
Three children involved in WilCo rollover
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Four people, including three children, were uninjured in a rollover northwest of Taylor, Texas. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody tweeted that the collision happened on County Road 414.
Central Texas cities among those receiving influx of bomb threats across the nation
ROUND ROCK, Texas — Police on Thursday confirmed that Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos and Bastrop are among the growing list of cities across the nation receiving reports of bomb threats.
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
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.
Giddings mourns loss of three killed in 290 crash
ELGIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - What began as a typical Tuesday for Alan Orosio turned into his worst nightmare when he received a call from his brother. “He just broke down on the phone and I already knew, that's when it hit me. I lost my friend,” said Orosio.
LCRA changes tack in Bastrop County groundwater permit request
The controversy over Bastrop County groundwater pumping was at the center of discussions Wednesday morning between Lower Colorado River Authority executives and the Sunset Advisory Commission.
New housing reports for North Texas are all over the map
Reading recent reports on the Dallas housing market can make you dizzy. Home sales in North Texas this year are at the second-highest volume ever. But November sales were down by the biggest percentage drop in seven years.
Anticipating high winds, Bastrop County issues 5-day burn ban
With high winds expected Thursday and Friday, a 5-day burn ban has been issued in Bastrop County. The ban goes into effect at midnight on Wednesday and lasts through Monday, December 17.
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
Austin midterm election runoff results
With a resounding lack of fanfare but decisive and dutiful casting of ballots, Austin-area voters—the ones who voted, that is—made their choices in runoff elections on Tuesday,
Bastrop County Man Charged With North Austin Murder
NORTH AUSTIN, TEXAS — A man has been arrested in connection to a murder that took place in September after a botched marijuana sale that culminated in violence, police said Tuesday.
Police: Body found in Round Rock pond
ROUND ROCK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A body was found in a pond near Viscaya Parkway and University Boulevard in Round Rock. According to police, the body was found in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 12.
Two people killed in crash in Elgin
ELGIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Officials say at least two people have been killed in a crash in Elgin. It happened at around 6:30 a.m. on westbound 290 and Roy Davis. Officials say the crash involved a vehicle and an 18 wheeler.