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Kyle elementary employee touched boys inappropriately, deputies say
HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A substitute teaching assistant at an elementary school in Kyle has been arrested on charges of indecency with a child, sexual conduct. According to an arrest affidavit, Mark Anthony Ortega, Jr., 29, sexually touched at least three Uhland Elementary School under the age o
Texas House passes bill legalizing lemonade stands run by kids; next stop is Senate
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Krause, sought to legalize what's typically considered a harmless hobby or fundraiser that kids participate in for fun. Lemonade stands and o
Kyle man arrested in Head Start misconduct case
A Kyle man faces multiple felony charges after authorities suspect he inappropriately touched three Head Start students at Uhland Elementary in late February and early March. Mark Anthony Ortega, Jr., 29, of Kyle, was booked into the Hays County Jail March 20 on three counts of indecency with a chil
Snake removers find 45 rattlesnakes underneath Texas house
Two Texas snake removers found 45 rattlesnakes underneath a house when responding to a call. The snake removers were able to successfully remove all of the animals from the home.
Man’s ‘badly decomposed’ body found inside closet in Texas, police say
A grisly discovery was made in Texas on Thursday when a man’s body was found inside a closet, authorities said. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the scene in response to “a call for a DOA,” police said in a statement. At the address was an apartment building, MySanAntonio.c
What is the best transportation option for Kyle?
Ride sharing or public transportation are the choices to be debated by a subcommittee tasked with identifying the best way for Kyle residents to get around town. City leaders continue to learn what mode of transportation works best for their constituents as the population continues to swell.
Body of Woman Found in Austin Field
AUSTIN, Texas -- Authorities are investigating afer the body of a woman in her 40s was found in a field in northwest Austin. The Austin Fire Department found the body in a field located in the 10000 block of Lake Creek Parkway in Austin. The woman was located in wooded area near a creek. Austin-Trav
Hays Co. teaching assistant accused of inappropriately touching 3 students
A man has been arrested after he admitted to inappropriately touching three students under the age of 6 at Uhland Elementary School in Hays County, according to court documents.
Abducted Central Texas children were bound with zip ties, duct tape
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Two Belton children who turned up in Arizona with a truck driver a day after they were reported missing told authorities their hands were bound behind their backs with zip ties and their legs were secured with duct tape, an FBI probable cause affidavit says.
'We're treating them like animals.' Lawmakers debate bill to lower heat in Texas prisons
AUSTIN — Torture. Intolerable. A death sentence. These are some of the words used to described the conditions inside state jails and prisons in the summer months, when the hot Texas sun can push temperatures past 130 degrees. Lawmakers who heard the testimony Thursday — from guards, inmates' familie
Texas priest accused of groping woman during last rites: "Does that feel good?"
Austin, Texas -- A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites. The Rev. Gerold Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault by contact stemming from the Oct. 5
5-year-old fighting for her following hit-and-run
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Police are searching for a hit and run driver who was involved in a crash this morning that critically injured a 5-year-old girl. Witnesses said the driver of a truck and a passenger jumped out and ran after the collision in southeast Austin.
Heading to Rodeo Austin this weekend? Here's what you should check out.
AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 300,000 people are expected to head to Rodeo Austin through the month of March. One of the new things you can catch this year are the turkey races, and it’s right outside the main arena. They race three times a day.
Downtown doldrum? Kyle contemplates ways to revitalize city center
A robust mixed-use district combining residential and retail components is something city officials envision for a future downtown Kyle. But as stakeholders and officials discussed downtown Kyle’s future in a March 7 meeting, questions still linger on what it all could look like and how it can be do
Child Critically Injured in Southeast Austin Crash
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a crash on the 5100 block of Palo Blanco Lane just after 7:30 Thursday morning. Officials say a child was transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center with critical life-threatening injuries. Expect delays in the area while authorities investiga
Child hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after wreck
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A child was taken to Dell Children's Medical Center Thursday morning with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash in south Austin, according to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
New Computer Coding Learning Center Opens Location In Kyle
Code Ninjas opened the doors of its new location in Kyle on March 13. The franchise’s Kyle location marks the first in Hays County but joins a small collection of centers scattered throughout the Austin Metro area.
Man in critical condition, estimated 40 people displaced after Austin apartment fire
AUSTIN, Texas — A man is in critical condition and an estimated 40 people have been displaced after a fire at an Austin apartment complex early Thursday morning. Fire officials said it was reported at about 2:30 a.m. at the Park Avenue Place Apartments Apartments located at 306 E. 30th Street. Appro
Who wants to go to "Pound Town?"
Some residents of a Texas town just west of Austin are hoping to gain enough support to force a ballot proposition to change the town's name. Dripping Springs, in Texas hill country outside of the state capital, is a town of about 3,000 people. But a self-described "coalition of residents and busine
ALERT: Buda To Replace Water Meter Reading System Tomorrow
Starting on Friday, March 22, the City of Buda will begin the process of installing and replacing the City’s water meter system. The City will be working with Siemens Industry, Inc. to install and replace the water meters.