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Two Rockdale High School Students win Houston "Rodeo Rockstar" competition
ROCKDALE, Texas — Rockdale High School Students Courtney Eoff and Cole Rickman won the group division of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo "Rodeo Rockstar" competition. Both sang a duet of Keith Urban's "Making Memories of Us."
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.
Judge dismisses part of federal lawsuit against Milam County
CAMERON — Parts of a lawsuit by John L. Robertson against Milam County officials and employees were dropped, while claims against three defendants were not dismissed. Robertson’s claims against Milam County, former Sheriff David Greene (now deceased), District Attorney Bill Torrey, Chief Deputy (now
'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
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
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.
2 mechanics die after being crushed by machinery at North Texas tractor shop
Two North Texas men died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy machinery they were working on at a Cleburne tractor-equipment shop. Vikunt Chand, 46, of Arlington and Robert Goldberg, 77, of Granbury were pronounced dead around 1 p.m.
Plane crashes at City of Taylor airport
TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — The City of Taylor Police Department responded to the crash of a single-engine airplane at the City of Taylor Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon. According to a city release, pilot Jack Crabtree, 85, was trying to land his RV-4 airplane at the northwest runway of the airp
Area couple arrested after dogs seized, some from 'dungeon-like room'
ROGERS, Texas (KWTX) Authorities have arrested a Rogers couple from whose home 23 dogs were removed, some of them from a “dungeon-like” room. Samantha Bell, 44, and Harley Bell, 28, remained in the Bell County Jail Thursday evening.
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
Arrests made after cattle stolen from multiple ranches
Nine arrests have been made in connection to an ongoing investigation into two coordinated efforts to steal cattle and farm equipment in Brazos, Burleson, and Robertson counties, and more arrests are expected, according to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Rogers: Police make second animal seizure in two weeks
ROGERS, Texas (KWTX) For the second time in two weeks, police in Rogers have made an animal seizure at a home. Police said in a news release that on Tuesday, they were called to a home in the 500 block of Smith Street and found a malnourished dog in the backyard.
Renovations let Taylor residents live where they used to go to school
TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Going back to school is taking on a new meaning in eastern Williamson County because people in Taylor can now live where they used to go to class. The first tenant recently moved into one of the classrooms that's now been converted into 12 modern apartments at the Old Taylor H
The Biggest Spring Migration Of Monarch Butterflies In Years Is Passing Through Austin
The annual return of the monarch butterfly is underway. They started showing up in Austin about a week ago, according to the crowdsourced online tracker at Journey North. And, if you catch a glimpse of their orange and black wings over the next few months, you could be witnessing part of the biggest
Navasota girls soccer playoff opener to start earlier
The Navasota girls soccer team will face Taylor at 5:30 p.m. March 28 in the Class 4A playoffs at Rockdale’s Tiger Stadium. The game was originally scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Cooper to Announce Draft for 49ers
Lexington’s Earl Cooper is seen with Joe Montana. The two men played together in the early 1980’s for the San Francisco 49ers. Cooper is a graduate of Lexington High School and Rice University. He pla...
With new hiring, city adds focus to issues of growing senior population
The city’s recent hiring of a program coordinator for issues related to the local senior population, and a community session next week on possible future budget needs for senior services, have elevated the attention paid to one of Austin’s fastest-growing populations.
Bad Week for Tractor Trailer Rigs
Two accidents involving tractor trailer rigs were investigated last week. On Wednesday, March 13, at 9:24 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident on Hwy. 21 in Lincoln. A m...
Robertson County Fair heads back to Hearne
HEARNE, Tex. (KBTX) - The Robertson County Fair is coming back to the fair grounds in Hearne. Monday, Josh Ninke got to speak with Robertson County Fair Queen, Rebecca Stephens.
Backroads: 1921 storm inundated Bell, other counties
For a time in 1921, it didn’t rain in Bell County. Then, the clouds burst open. The result was one of the greatest downpours ever recorded in the United States. Bell and Williamson counties nearly floated off the map during storm and flash floods.