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Woman forgives Hutto man who gets 8 years for crash that killed mother

ROUND ROCK —Pam Waters said that when she heard a man express remorse in court this week for killing her mother in a wreck outside Round Rock, it made it easier for her to tell him she forgave him.She said a judge asked Hernan Martinez, 24, on Wednesday if he would do anything different if he could

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-06-22 15:31:00

Round Rock ISD moves forward with plans for police department, hiring chief

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- Round Rock Independent School District is moving ahead with its plan to create a district police department -- despite some pushback from parents.The district's board of trustees met Thursday night and approved a resolution for the school to start the hiring process for a

KVUE - 2018-06-22 16:06:13

Man gets 8-year sentence in Round Rock wreck that killed woman in 2016

A Hutto man has received an eight-year sentence in prison in the death of a woman in a crash outside of Round Rock in 2016.Hernan Martinez, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the wreck that killed 68-year-old Joan Chaney on Dec. 14, 2016, his

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-06-21 17:58:00

Free summer meals for children offered by Leander ISD and Texas Department of Agriculture | Community Impact Newspaper

Breakfast and lunch are served at Running Brushy Middle School, Twin Lakes Fellowship and Reed Elementary School at no cost to children through June and July. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.25 and lunch for $4.25, according to the LISD’s website.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-06-22 18:57:53

Texas court overturns Laredo disposable plastic bags ban | KTSA

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has overturned Laredo’s ban on disposable plastic bags in a ruling that likely dismantles similar bans in other cities across the state.The court ruled Friday that Laredo’s city ordinance violated state law that regulates solid waste disposal. The court s

KTSA.COM - 2018-06-22 17:28:22

Regional veteran programs work to add to mental health services in Hays County | Community Impact Newspaper

Out of the nearly 14,500 veterans living in Hays County, Gene Hooper, Hill Country Military Veteran Peer Network coordinator, said he currently sees approximately 200 veterans a year for mental health issues.According to a study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 1.5 million

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-06-22 17:07:21

Major southbound MoPac lane closures happening in North Austin this weekend, June 22-25 | Community Impact Newspaper

Drivers on southbound MoPac can expect to see construction and lane closures happening this weekend between Parmer Lane and Duval Road in North Austin.The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will be closing the center and left main lanes as well as the southbound toll lane starting at 7 p.m. t

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-06-22 18:15:04

Man dies in East Austin crash involving pedestrian, vehicle

AUSTIN -- A man who is estimated to be in his 40s has died in a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in East Austin Thursday, first responders said.Austin-Travis County EMS said the crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. at East Oltorf Street and Huntwick Drive. ATCEMS said he died at the sce

KVUE - 2018-06-21 20:32:13

Round Rock Accused Of Threatening Man With Gun

ROUND ROCK, TX — Police have charged a man with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in an incident where he is alleged to have tried stealing another man's bicycle at gunpoint, according to a published report.


Jury Takes Minutes To Return Guilty Verdict In NW Austin Killing

NORTH AUSTIN, TX — A Travis County jury has returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial againstAndre Jackson, the accused trigger man in the fatal 2016 shooting of Kenneth Johnson, according to a published report.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 16:45:33

Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo's plastic bag ban, likely ending Austin's

The court’s ruling resolves a long-standing question over whether local governments may impose such bans, as cities including Austin, Fort Stockton and Port Aransas have in recent years. It comes a year after a legislative session marked by challenges to the power of local governments.

KVUE - 2018-06-22 14:45:28

Cedar Park and Leander flex muscles against zebra mussels in Lake Travis | Community Impact Newspaper

“I started to remove the ones I could see, and then I realized that there were hundreds of them just scattered throughout the rocks,” he said. “They’re definitely here; it’s not just a rare occurrence.”

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-06-21 13:00:59

Celebrate Summer Solstice In Round Rock Swedish Midsommar Event

Located at 8 Chisholm Trail in Round Rock, the free family event will feature traditional dances, crafts and activities for all ages. From fortune telling to making flower crowns, visitors will experience the daily life of the Swedes who settled the area starting in the 1850s.

PATCH - 2018-06-22 07:44:23

Austin mayor, council denied access when visiting border shelter

EL PASO COUNTY, Texas -- Austin Mayor Steve Adler and the city council members who tagged along with him to visit a shelter near the border were denied access Thursday morning, along with more than a dozen mayors and supporters.

KVUE - 2018-06-21 22:55:50

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival Details Releasd

The 11th annual Pfirecracker Pfestival is returning to the Pfield (1440 W. Pecan St.) for the second year given the positive reception it received last year, officials said. Continued road construction on Weiss Lane and East Pflugerville Parkway also make the venue ideal for the July 4 celebration,

PATCH - 2018-06-22 03:30:27

Round Rock ISD board approves further consideration of district police department

According to the resolution, the chief, if hired, would prepare a plan for the implementation of a district police department and submit that plan to the board of trustees for approval. If the board approved that plan, the district would then move forward with a district police department.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-06-22 05:36:17

Police: Round Rock driver tried to run over man in road rage incident

A driver is accused of trying to run over a man in Round Rock during a road rage incident Sunday, according to an arrest affidavit.Michael Thomas Olson, 41, of Round Rock, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


WATCH: Police release video of deadly Austin fight in hopes of identifying witnesses

Austin police hope that they'll be able to identify the witnesses in the parking lot and the drivers surrounding the assault. The victim died after the attack at the Austin bus stop.


Cedar Park police seeking suspect accused of robbing, beating Vietnam vet

Police said the alleged robbery occurred on May 30 around 6 p.m. when the victim was followed from the bank at 1485 Cypress Creek Road to a nearby apartment complex at 1600 S. Lakeline Blvd. As the victim was walking from his vehicle, police said he was hit in the back of the head and knocked to the


Round Rock police: Victim’s car didn’t work so robber wanted his bicycle

A Round Rock man has been accused of trying to steal another man’s bicycle at gunpoint, according to police.Allen Riojas, 26, of Round Rock, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.