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Central Texas cities among those receiving influx of bomb threats across the nation
ROUND ROCK, Texas — Police on Thursday confirmed that Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos and Bastrop are among the growing list of cities across the nation receiving reports of bomb threats.
'He'll always live in my heart' | Soccer coach remembers victims from 290 crash
GIDDINGS, Texas — “They were about to tie us, and Alixis gave us one of the most incredible saves.” Giddings High School men’s soccer coach Pedro Eguez looks out on an empty field Wednesday as he remembers his former goalie, Alixis Hernandez.
Bastrop County man charged with second murder charge over deadly drug deals
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Austin police have linked 23-year-old Isaac Jerome Thomas Junior to two separate deadly drug shootings in the span of two months. The victims do not appear to have known each other, but Sgt. Eric De Los Santos said there is one surprising link in both cases.
Giddings community remembers 3 men who died in car crash on US 290
GIDDINGS, Texas — The Giddings community is remembering the lives of three young men who died in a car crash Tuesday morning. Officials identified those men as 21-year-old Jesus Escalante, 21-year-old Alixis Hernandez and 22-year-old Clemente Nava.
Round Top News: More Christmas events happening this weekend
Christmas events are happening all around this area with local restaurants and shops getting into the action with holiday specials. • Hosted at the historic Round Top Town Square, the year-round, open air Farmers & Artisans Market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and features some of t
How An Unpaid Bill For Fencing Led To The Eviction Of An Unwitting Bastrop Man
Frank Vickers of Bastrop was on the couch watching “Jeopardy!” when there was a knock on the door. Before he could get up, a Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputy was standing in his living room, ready to evict him.
Oil Prices Are Down Again But Industry May Be Better Prepared
Oil companies’ cautiousness after the downturn seems to be paying off. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:. Just when it seemed things were looking up for the complete recovery of Houston’s oil economy, prices have dropped in recent months.
My Hometown Bastrop: Reasons why this is a perfect holiday getaway!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the charming city of Bastrop is a premier holiday destination! Kathy and Kay explain how this city makes the season bright for Central Texas families.
Bastrop County Man Charged With North Austin Murder
NORTH AUSTIN, TEXAS — A man has been arrested in connection to a murder that took place in September after a botched marijuana sale that culminated in violence, police said Tuesday.
Anticipating high winds, Bastrop County issues 5-day burn ban
With high winds expected Thursday and Friday, a 5-day burn ban has been issued in Bastrop County. The ban goes into effect at midnight on Wednesday and lasts through Monday, December 17.
Look no further than Bastrop for a Christmas experience with a twist
Head down Interstate 35 to Bastrop this weekend for a winter wonderland of holiday activities including a live reindeer exhibit, Christmas cookie-making, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a Christmas light walk-though maze, outdoor movie screen playing the classics, live music, a snow hill for sledd
Bastrop Commissioner Bubba Snowden embroiled in convoluted eviction, real estate purchase
A series of missteps, confusion and fraudulent documents has culminated in a legal dispute that has embroiled Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden over his purchase of a rental home that forced the eviction of an Elgin tenant without notice.
Paige Ellis Wins District 8 Austin City Council Race
SOUTH AUSTIN, TEXAS — Paige Ellis handily won the race for the District 8 Austin City Council seat on Tuesday with more than half of the votes against challenger Frank Ward. Ellis, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Ward with 56.03 percent of the vote versus 43.97 percent. All told, Ellis ga
Smithville City Council approves $3 million bond for water, wastewater, street fixes
The Smithville City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $3 million bond issuance to repair the city’s water and wastewater storage systems and for street improvements. The bond will fund $2.5 million in water and wasterwater system repairs and $500,000 in street fixes. City Manager Robert Tambl
Tigers start hot out of the gate
The boys’ basketball squad wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, ripping off a five-game stretch over three days and only losing one of them. Head Coach Ray Dabney already feels as though this team is improved upon where the team was last year at this point and followed that up with
Kathie Lee Gifford to leave the 'Today' show
NEW YORK CITY (KXAN) — After more than a decade helping Americans wake up to the day's news over a glass of wine, "Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford has decided to leave the morning show.
3 killed in Bastrop County crash involving a semi identified
ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) — Three people were killed early Tuesday morning when the Chevy Tahoe they were riding in struck a truck tractor semi-trailer in Bastrop County, according to a news release by Texas Department of Public Safety.
FORECAST: Near-freezing temperatures, then bright sunshine, high of 63
Tuesday forecast for Austin: A frosty morning should give way to a mild, picture perfect afternoon with temperatures as much as 30 degrees warmer, according to the National Weather Service.
Multiple holiday events on tap in county
Although December will be nearly half-over this weekend, there is still a plethora of holiday activity on the calendar for Colorado County in the coming weeks. Leading off the remaining holiday events are Weimar’s lighted Christmas Parade set for tomorrow, and the Columbus Community Choir’s annual C
Grass fire scorches 70 acres near Rosanky after heavy storms
About 70 acres of ranchland went up in flames Monday afternoon near Rosanky, a couple of days after the county was drenched with several inches of rain. The National Weather Service recorded over 5 inches of rain in the Wyldwood and Cedar Creek areas, and between 3 and 4 inches across the rest of th