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Local girls basketball teams to continue playoffs Friday

The College Station and Rudder girls basketball teams will play Class 5A area playoff games Friday. No. 18 College Station will play Georgetown East View at 6 p.m. in Giddings, and Rudder will play No. 6 Cedar Park at 7 p.m. in Cameron.


Texas woman shot dead in $200 gas station robbery, police say

A newlywed convenience store clerk in Texas was shot to death early Friday during an armed robbery, becoming the second person to be killed at a business in the area in three months.


Lexington ISD in Lee Co. closed due to flu

Officials with Lexington ISD in Lee County say classes have been cancelled for Thursday and Friday due to a high number of absences due to the flu. Next Monday is a school holiday for the district. Students will return to classes on Tuesday.


Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.


Judge Sides With Texas Landowners Over High-Speed Rail Issue

A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston. Leon County Judge Deborah Evans ruled this month that Texas Central Railway doesn't have the authority to force landowners to


Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations

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.


Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid

LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.


Caldwell prom queen and king crowned

Alexa Olivarez and Luke Skrabanek were crowned queen and king for Caldwell High School’s prom on Jan. 26 at Burleson County Cowboy Church. For more photos from the prom, visit theeagle.com/caldwell.


Prisoner transporters, used in Texas fugitive's escape, widely employed with scant oversight

Weeks after a double-murder suspect's daring getaway, authorities still have few answers to how Cedric Marks was able to escape from a private prisoner transport van north of Houston despite being shackled by restraints.


Crews responding to hard-to-reach brush fire in Bastrop County, officials say

Crews with multiple fire departments are responding to a brush fire in Bastrop County. The fire is near the Circle D-KC Estates area, about halfway between the cities of Bastrop and Paige. Crews are having trouble reaching the fire, said Chief Josh Gill of the Bastrop County fire department.


No one injured in fire near Caldwell

Firefighters from six agencies spent almost four hours Friday afternoon battling a large garage fire at a rural property just west of Caldwell. According to Caldwell VFD firefighter Robert Campbell, a crew was doing roof work on a detached garage apartment Friday afternoon at a home in the 6200 bloc


Over 55 fraudulent credit cards found in Bastrop

BASTROP, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Two Cuban nationals were arrested in Bastrop after dozens of fraudulent credit cards were found in a truck and home. Now, the sheriff's office is looking for a third suspect.


Sleep and Eat BBQ at the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station

Right off Highway 304 in Bastrop, Texas, is the scariest gas station in pop culture history. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station, a Facebook landmark, has been restored to original quality. The best part? You can sleep there, if you want to.


Police ID Bastrop High School student killed in crash Sunday

The Bastrop Police Department has identified a Bastrop High School student who died in a car crash on Texas 95 on Sunday as 18-year-old Bailey Butler. Police say Butler, who lived in Bastrop, was driving southbound on Texas 95 near Mesquite Street when she crashed into a vehicle that was heading nor


Two sentenced to probation for drug, theft charges

A Bastrop man has been sentenced to state jail for not following the terms of his probation. Christopher Baker, 29, received the jail sentence after his probation was adjudicated in district court here Thursday. Baker had been placed on probation for possession of a controlled substance (less than o


Hidden Gem of the Day: ColoVista Golf Club in Bastrop, Texas

These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Me


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.


Rural Districts Fight to Keep Teachers

MCDADE, Texas -- Texas teachers in rural school districts are a flight risk. They’re leaving the small schools for the promise of higher pay in urban areas. While state lawmakers attempt to level the playing field this legislative session, superintendents are trying to hold on to their teachers.


3 students buy flowers for every girl, woman at middle school

OLATHE, Kan. (WCMH) -- Three Kansas middle school students made sure every girl at their school had a special Valentine's day. KMBC reported eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes spent hundreds of dollars of their own money to buy more than 300 car


Burleson County families invited to Cinderella Ball Daddy Daughter Dance

CALDWELL, Tex. (KBTX) - Burleson County fathers and daughters are invited to the inaugural Cinderella Ball. The event is Saturday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Caldwell Civic Center.