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Female-owned Georgetown Barbershop creates familial space for local barbers

When Esin Lau moved to Georgetown seven years ago, she said she struggled to find an old-fashioned barbershop that would hire her, so she decided to open one of her own. “The ones I wanted to work [in], they didn’t want to have girls in their shop,” Lau said. “So I thought, ‘Well if I have a shop I’


BREAKING NEWS: Perfect Game, a sports venue and mixed-use development expected to add $200M yearly to Hutto’s economy

Plans are in motion for Hutto’s first indoor sports and event center. The 300,000 square-foot arena will seat 13,000 people and is planned as part of a mixed-use complex with office space, commercial, residential and retail components.


Georgetown man's 'miracle' hand surgery restores severed fingers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It's been three months since a horrific day at work for Augusto Marcotulio SiriGomez. He hadn't been at work for more than an hour at his job in Georgetown on January 28, when he needed to cut a piece of wood. He turned on the table saw, placed the wood near it and that's when it hap


City of Hutto to announce $800M development

HUTTO, Texas — Another big new development is coming to Hutto. It's a project that will bring the city its first indoor sports arena, which will hold 13,000, plus a convention hotel.


Plays, art and egg hunts: 5 things to do in Georgetown, April 19-21

Goodwater Kids’ Night Out offers parents a break by taking kids in for games, movies, crafts and pizza, among other activities. This is for children ages 5-10. 5:45-8:45 p.m. $15-$25. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. https://parks.georgetown.org/goodwater-kids-night-out


Women arrested in Texas had baby in car seat sitting next to 275 pounds of pot, authorities say

Two Texas women had an infant boy with them when they were pulled over with 275 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, authorities say. Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, and Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, were taken into custody Friday morning on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute an


Williamson County sheriff discusses complaint filed against commander, recent deputy firings

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — A Williamson County sheriff's commander received a reprimand for a comment he made about a producer for the reality TV show "Live P.D.," following a complaint that was filed last month.


Charges to remain against Texas driver who dodged paying over $5G in tolls with ‘license plate flipper’: cops

A Houston motorist was not quite free to drive off into the sunset on Thursday after a judge found “no probable cause” for the man’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal “license plate flipper” to avoid paying nearly $5,500 in tolls, authorities said.


North Texas mother reported missing after not picking up child from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas — The Mesquite police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother. Authorities are searching for 26-year-old Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes after she never returned to pick up her child from the babysitter Wednesday night.


Baseball scouting organization moving HQ to Hutto

HUTTO, Texas — A major sports development is coming to Hutto. Perfect Game, the "nation's flagship baseball scouting organization," is moving its national headquarters to Hutto, bringing with it the city's first indoor sports and events center and a convention hotel.


4 Sentenced For Using Helicopter For $12,000 Hunt In Texas; ‘Would Make Sportsmen And Outdoor Enthusiasts Furious’

LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Four men have been sentenced to one year of probation and fined for a $12,000 sporting hunt in South Texas where a helicopter was used to kill exotic animals.


Texas woman gets 15 years in jail for stealing $1.3M from rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former bookkeeper for the Stockyards Northside Rodeo has been sentenced to prison for stealing $1.3 million from the rodeo over three years. According to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, D’ann Elizabeth Wagner was given a 15-year sentence after pleading g


Central Texas men wanted in murder cases arrested in Arkansas

Clinton, AR (KWTX) Two wanted Waco men were arrested at a gas station in Clinton, Ark., late Wednesday night in connection with two murders and the theft of a vehicle, police said in a Facebook post.


7 Members of Bloods Gang Arrested Thursday in Texas, DOJ Reports

SAN ANTONIO -- According to the Department of Justice, federal, state, San Antonio and Bexar County authorities on Thursday morning arrested seven members of the Bloods gang. Those arrested face federal and state drug trafficking charges and could face up to 20 years in federal prison or between fiv


Feds say North Texas man made $374,000 in purchases using fraudulent credit cards gotten with mailman's help

A North Texas man is accused of making nearly $375,000 in purchases using fraudulent credit cards that he got with the help of a mail carrier who intercepted them as they were out for delivery.


Texas baby born without skin in critical condition

San Antonio — Doctors are working toward a diagnosis and care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals after he was born without skin.


OUTAGES: Thousands without power after severe weather overnight

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After heavy winds, hail and rain overnight, thousands of people in Austin and surrounding areas are without power. Here are rolling updates of reported power outages:


Ban On Red Light Cameras Gets Green Light Out Of Texas Committee

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A bill that would ban red light cameras across the state cleared its first hurdle Wednesday. House Bill 1631, authored by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R – Bedford), passed through the Transportation Committee and will now be voted on by the House where 102 of the 151 members


Austin-Round Rock metro area grows by over 451,000 people since 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — According to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday, Texas took four out of the top 10 spots for counties that gained the most residents in a year.


Texas' prison heat bill a 'cop out' because it no longer forces units to lower temps, advocates say

AUSTIN — A bill that would have tackled high heat levels at state jails and prisons has been gutted and replaced with a cost study, a move inmate advocates called "a cop-out."