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Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


APD bomb squad detonates military explosive found near Elgin

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department's bomb squad detonated a military explosive after residents found it during their garage remodel near Elgin on Sunday afternoon.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Texas lawmaker files bill to add 'In God We Trust' to government buildings

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to add the U.S. national motto, In God We Trust, to the state’s government buildings.


UPDATE: Bastrop County brush fire will likely burn all weekend, chief says

A brush fire in Bastrop County will likely continue burning through the weekend, though on Friday night it was 95 percent contained, the Bastrop County fire chief said. The 5-acre fire is near the Circle D-KC Estates area, about halfway between the cities of Bastrop and Paige. Texas Fire Service cre


8-year-old Texas boy dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

ROCKPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- A family in Rockport is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said 8-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly what caused h


Austin Wildlife Rescue opens new larger facility in rural Elgin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Wildlife Rescue opened their new 6.7-acre rehabilitation center in rural Elgin Wednesday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 2:30 p.m. at 11 Elbow Bend in Elgin, and was hosted by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.


Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.


Work Zone: Bastrop closures on Friday

BASTROP, Texas — Drivers should expect delays on highway 95 in Bastrop Friday morning. Police are conducting a crash investigation after a deadly wreck earlier this month. The crash killed Bastrop High School student Bailey Butler.


Authorities identify teenager killed in crash in Williamson County

A 17-year-old teenager died in a crash and another was injured in a crash Thursday night near the Paloma Lake subdivision northeast of Round Rock. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the incident happened at around 5:11 p.m. near the intersection of CR 117 and Bluffstone Dr.


Crash causes power outage in Bastrop County, more than 800 affected

A reported vehicle crash caused a massive power outage in Bastrop County Monday morning. It happened near the intersection of FM 20 and FM 535. Authorities said it was reportedly caused by a vehicle hitting a power pole.


73 hate groups tracked in Texas, 6 located in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — According to Southern Poverty Law Center's website, there were 73 hate groups a part of 55 different organizations tracked in Texas in 2018. The research by SPLC on the groups, their stance and location is located below:


Hundreds without power early Monday in Bastrop County after wreck

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of Bluebonnet Electric customers are without power Monday morning after a car hit a power pole, officials tweeted. About 870 households and businesses in Bastrop County are affected by the outage as of 5:30 a.m., officials say. A vehicle hit a power pole and damaged a sectio


Texas robber duct-tapes store clerk, sets bound customer on fire: police

Authorities in Texas on Thursday said they arrested the suspect wanted for a violent robbery earlier that included duct-taping a convenience store clerk and customer and then pouring lighter fluid on the customer and setting the bound person on fire.


One dead in fatal crash in northeast Round Rock

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities responded to the scene of a fatal crash that occurred in northeast Round Rock Thursday night. The crash happened at County Road 117 at Bluffstone Drive near Paloma Lake, according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. One person was confirmed dead a


Charges against Schlitterbahn owner, designer dismissed in decapitation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.


Buc-ee's beaver statue creator, largest art foundry in Texas located in Bastrop

There's no denying how much Texans love Buc-ee's, especially the iconic beaver statue that greets you by the entrance. But little did many people know, the creator of those statues is right here in Central Texas, at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.