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Lockhart’s A Barbecue Destination, But Also So Much More

Mike Deerkoski/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Texans have been making day trips to the meat destination of Lockhart for years. And no wonder – it offers great barbecue and it’s an easy 30-minute drive south from Austin, and an hour northwest of San Antonio. But Lockhart isn’t just a place to dine and dash. It h


Texas Man Allegedly Confesses To Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter With A Hammer

ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A police affidavit says a Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-old daughter, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.


UPDATE: San Marcos Police Department Releases New Vehicle Information In Downtown Hit-And-Run Case

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the San Marcos Police Department announced further information regarding the vehicle involved in a hit and run incident in downtown San Marcos on Feb. 9. The San Marcos Police Department are still seeking information regarding the accident that occurred around 10:29 PM at the i


Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video

A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th


Current And Former Texas Lawmakers On Hit List Of Accused “Domestic Terrorist”

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.


Bounty program looks to help control Texas' feral hog problem

A rollover accident on SH 130 near Manor that left a semi-truck driver injured was caused by feral hogs, officials said Friday. 40 gallons of gas needed to be cleaned after the early Thursday morning crash. Authorities said the driver slowed down when they noticed the hogs on the road, but they stil


Texas couple loses unborn infant in crash en route to a hospital

WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) A young East Texas couple was seriously injured and lost their baby, who died after a tragic car wreck on the way to the hospital. Twenty-year-old Jessica Mitchell and 23-year-old Justin Mitchell were over-the-moon excited to meet their brand new baby boy, their family says


FEMA Releases Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps For Caldwell County Residents

DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the City of Martindale and the unincorporated areas of Caldwell County, TX.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets

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.


Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


Man arrested, accused of killing stepson in domestic dispute

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Cedar Creek February 13. Ronald Keith Boatright, 51, was arrested after a domestic disturbance that left one man dead. The victim Tobias Wayne Darst, 21, was Boatright's stepson and


Central Texas woman sentenced for stealing thousands from nonprofits

HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman who was arrested in July 2018, after admitting to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Whitney Ministerial Alliance, has been sentenced after pleading guilty.


Buc-ee's beaver statue creator, largest art foundry in Texas located in Bastrop

There's no denying how much Texans love Buc-ee's, especially the iconic beaver statue that greets you by the entrance. But little did many people know, the creator of those statues is right here in Central Texas, at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop.


North Texas Murder Suspect Released From Jail To Have Surgery

PALO PINTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old murder suspect, who at six-feet-six inches tall goes by the nickname “Too Tall,” turned out to be too expensive to keep in jail.


Texas gas prices make biggest weekly jump in nearly two years

Gas prices across the state of Texas jumped the highest amount week-to-week since 2017, according to AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of gas statewide was $2.12 on Thursday. In Dallas, gas prices rose $0.17 from the previous week to an average of $2.14 which puts the city just slightly abov


Why did Texans start drinking hot Dr Pepper with lemon? Curious Texas investigates a southern tradition

When the icy 30-degree temperatures hit North Texas, residents immediately think of where to grab a warm beverage. Some opt for coffee. Others may instead go for some tea or hot chocolate.


73 hate groups tracked in Texas, 6 located in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — According to Southern Poverty Law Center's website, there were 73 hate groups a part of 55 different organizations tracked in Texas in 2018. The research by SPLC on the groups, their stance and location is located below:


Armed Robbery Reported at Texas State Dorm

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery at a university's residential hall. University police said the incident happened in the parking lot near building four of the Bobcat Village around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.


Cedar Creek family mourning after twin boys found in backyard pool -- one drowned

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy fights for his life at Dell Children's Medical Center, days after his twin brother became the fifth child to drown in Texas this year. Demi Schroeder woke up to a nightmare last weekend. "I wake up Saturday morning. Early in the morning and they're not in the room," she