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North Texas man tried to have 11-year-old killed to stop sexual abuse case

MCKINNEY, Texas - A 20-year-old man who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, before trying to have her killed so the case wouldn't move forward, has been sentenced. Kylil Jamall Killian was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of continuous sexua


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


Hot rods, wine pairings and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Feb. 14-17

Looking to spend Valentine’s weekend doing non-Valentine’s things? We have a list. Victory Martial Arts offers a Foxy and Fierce Bootcamp, where attendees will learn the importance and benefits of fitness. 5:20 p.m. Free. Victory Martial Arts, 3803 Williams Drive, Georgetown. 512-930-5425. www.faceb


Round Rock Getting First Mixed-Use De­vel­opment

ROUND ROCK, Texas —𐐣Round Rock is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and more growth is coming. Round Rock getting its first mixed-use development. On Thursday, the Round Rock City Council unanimously approved the city’s first mixed-use development. It will be called The District and


Land-investment firm plans move to future Riverplace development in downtown Georgetown

WBW Land Investments, a group that includes WBW Construction, WBW Development and Yalgo Engineering, will move into the future Riverplace mixed-use development planned at Second Street and Austin Avenue, according to a Feb. 13 announcement from the city of Georgetown.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Parents charged in death of Texas infant; baby suffered 60 fractures

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KWTX) The parents of a 2-month-old Texas girl who died after suffering more than 60 fractures and other injuries have been charged. Dylan Daugherty, 23, of Clear Lake is charged with murder in the June 2018 death of his infant daughter Brooklyn Daugherty, died of blunt force injur


Woman falls out pickup truck bed, dies on North Texas freeway

FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman was killed on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth after falling out the bed of a pickup truck. The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the freeway just south of Interstate 30.


Georgetown newspaper says mayor threatened editor over coverage

It’s hard to tell what’s going on in Georgetown without a scorecard. In the bustling enclave about an hour north of Austin, city officials have been accused of withholding contracts and other documents from a local newspaper, about the city’s move to all-renewable energy.


BB’s Home Cooking: Southern food made ‘the way your mother used to cook’

After tiring of corporate life following a nearly 15-year career in the tech sector, John Despertt left his job in 2004 as a network specialist at Dell to open a homestyle, Southern restaurant in Georgetown.


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Up to 60 Children Found Competent to Stand Trial

BEXAR COUNTY (NBC News) - A Texas judge has determined a former nurse, accused of killing as many as 60 children, is competent to stand trial. The ruling came down Thursday in the murder case of 68-year-old Genene Jones following a psychological evaluation.


$200 million Domain-like development coming to Round Rock

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Round Rock city leaders have approved what could become a $200 million Domain-like development. City council voted unanimously to move forward with the new major development on Thursday night. It will be the first of its kind in the city.


Georgetown Man Charged in Attack on Gay Couple Downtown

Frank Macias has been arrested in connection with the January 19 attack on Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry that occurred in Downtown Austin. Macias is currently being charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a second degree felony, but the case is still being investigated as a hate crime. I


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


Williamson County animal shelter gets almost $1M because of good work

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — On Wednesday, volunteers and staff at the Williamson County Regional Animal shelter got a big surprise – a $900,000 surprise. "That's still hard to process for me, but it means a lot,” said Cheryl Schneider, the shelter’s director.


Police: Cedar Park man says he doesn't recall firing at officers

A Cedar Park man accused of shooting at police officers Tuesday said all he remembered was firing at two men who were acting strangely after buying a video game from him, an arrest affidavit said.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


Texas license plates, golfball-size hail and more from Curious Texas this week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered three of your questions this week. Here's what we found:. 1. What happened to Vickery Park, an amusement park in Northeast Dallas? Vickery Park was located at 7400 Greenville Ave., near Walnut Hill Lane. It opened in the 1940s, around the time the small town


Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long to serve as vice chair of regional transportation planning agency

Williamson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long—who represents most of Cedar Park and Leander, as well as Liberty Hill and part of Austin—was elected vice chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization by the organization’s policy board, according to a Feb. 14 statement from the