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UPDATE: Overnight storms delivered up to 4 inches of rain to Bastrop County

Noon update: As much as 4 inches of rain fell overnight in Bastrop County, which saw some of the highest rainfall totals in the Austin metro area, after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Central Texas early Thursday.


As Execution Nears, Texas Town Reflects On Infamous Dragging Death

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killin


'Face of drunk driving' Jacqui Saburido dies at 40, reports say

AUSTIN, Texas — Jacqui Saburido, who became one of the "Faces of Drunk Driving" in a statewide campaign from the Texas Department of Transportation has died, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission confirmed on Monday.


Bastrop County soup kitchen launches fundraiser to build more family shelters

With just over a year under its belt, the In the Streets Hands up High Ministry is expanding its community of emergency shelters for families experiencing a housing crisis. Last week, the ministry purchased a half-acre alongside its property on Texas 95 north of Bastrop. Now, the ministry is launchi


Driver dies in multi-vehicle crash in north Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A deceased driver involved in a multi-vehicle crash in north Austin last week has been identified. Michael Cannatti, 70, was traveling westbound on Balcones Woods Drive on the morning of April 17 when his Cadillac was struck by an Isuzu conventional truck.


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Celebrating National Pecan Day at a farm in Bastrop County

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Sunday is officially National Pecan Day, a holiday people might have celebrated without even knowing it. But There's a unique company in Central Texas that has been celebrating since last week.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Experience the past in downtown Elgin

History comes alive at the Depot Museum Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Elgin at Local Lore, Elgin’s History Adventure. Activities are intended for all ages, with a special focus on young people and helping them learn about and experience the history of Elgin. From making a clo


6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed that six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, according to KWTX-TV in Waco. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed on Monday morning, during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Twin brothers driving separate vehicles charged with DWI after crash that injured Texas deputies

Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a Houston freeway. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially investigating a "major accid


North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

PONCA, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a 15-year-old Texas boy was seriously hurt after falling from a bluff in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, one week after an Iowa college student fell to her death in the same area.


Texas mom missing after failing to pick up son from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas -- A 26-year-old Texas mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


3 Houston-area restaurants make Texas Monthly's best BBQ joints

HOUSTON — Texas barbecue is, objectively, the best barbecue. But if you do want something to argue over, Texas Monthly has published its latest list of the Top 25 Barbecue joints in Texas.


Man pleads guilty in connection to fatal beating of elderly Del Valle resident

Clifton Wade, one of three defendants charged in the fatal beating of 68-year-old Lee King three years ago in Del Valle, pleaded guilty Monday on the day his capital murder trial was scheduled to begin in Travis County district court.


Fort Hood soldier in Bell County custody on Travis County rape charge

A Fort Hood soldier is being investigated for a sexual assault, a second-degree felony, after a woman told police he raped her in Austin last year. Jeremiah Holland, 24, is in custody in the Bell County Jail on the Travis County charge. His bond is $75,000, according to jail records.


Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records show

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.


Hays County, Kyle, landowners file pipeline-related lawsuit against Kinder Morgan and Texas Railroad Commission

A coalition of landowners, joined by Hays County and the city of Kyle, filed a lawsuit in the Travis County state District Court on April 22 to at least temporarily halt eminent domain proceedings in relation to the planned Permian Highway Pipeline.