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NWS: Sunday's hail storm was record-breaking

AUSTIN (KXAN) - The National Weather Service says photos confirming hailstones 4-5 inches or more in diameter indicate Sunday's hail storm in eastern Bastrop County was historic. Meteorologist Paul Yura says some hailstones in the Smithville area were measured at 5 inches, breaking the record of 4.5

KXAN - 2018-03-21 04:09:25

Officials search for Clear Fork fugitive

The Lockhart Police Department is searching for a man wanted on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge in connection with an incident that was reported to police on March 8 at Clear Fork Elementary. Police said the charge against Noah Herrera carries a $150,000 bond. Herrera is describe

POST-REGISTER.COM - 2018-03-21 21:38:19

New Explosion Reported In Austin; At Least 1 Hurt

AUSTIN, Texas (CBS SF) - Another explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas; the latest in a series of explosions in the city which authorities have attributed to a serial bomber. The explosion happened at a Goodwill store in the southern part of Austin. It was the sixth explosion in the area this

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 17:39:35

County green lights Old Settlers' festival permit

LPR Editor All systems are go for the eagerly anticipated Old Settlers Music Festival slated for April 18-22 after Caldwell County Commissioners unanimously approved its festival permit application at a special meeting held March 15. The event will be held at land purchased specifically to be the

POST-REGISTER.COM - 2018-03-21 21:50:52

Report: Drugs or alcohol factor into half of Texas child abuse and neglect deaths

The number of Texas children dying from abuse and neglect decreased by 22.5 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to a state report, but drug and alcohol use among caregivers is still leading to deaths from trauma, accidental smothering while sleeping and auto accidents, among other causes. By iSto

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 05:01:00

Students show off culinary skills in food challenge

Students from ACE (Afterschool Centers of Education) and 4H got together to show off their culinary talents at the EISD Flex Campus last month. Teams from each of the elementary campuses put their heads together with the knowledge gained from a 4H program on food and nutrition to prepare a plate for

ELGIN COURIER - 2018-03-20 22:00:00

What's a story? Submit yours

I'd like to do a food review on all the food trucks. I'd like to ask a Union-Pacific Railroad employee how many traffic intersections exists between Giddings and Elgin. It's not exactly a story, but it would be cool if a duplicate bridge player wrote a weekly column. We'd also like a garden column,

ELGIN COURIER - 2018-03-20 20:21:00

Council upholds permit, rejects neighbor's appeal

LPR Editor The Lockhart City Council on Tuesday didn't horse around following a public hearing on a homeowner's appeal of the city's planning and zoning board's Feb. 28 decision to allow Maverick Horseback a permit to allow a riding facility, barn and stables on land located at 1011 Flores Road. T

POST-REGISTER.COM - 2018-03-21 21:37:00

LATEST: Southwest Austin neighborhood urged to stay inside until 10 a.m., police say

Police on Monday are telling residents in a Southwest Austin neighborhood to stay in place until 10 a.m., as officers continue to investigate a bomb that exploded Sunday night. "If you are receiving an emergency alert to stay in place, this only applies to residents that live in the Travis Country n


Investigators suspect FedEx bomb is tied to Austin bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries. FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee said the explosion happened at around

ALLIANCE REVIEW - 2018-03-20 13:55:13

Police say man shot woman in face then turned gun on himself

AUSTIN, Texas - In San Marcos a woman is wounded and man dead after a SWAT standoff Monday morning. Police said the man shot the woman and barricaded himself in a home on Smith Street. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the face and ran outside said police. Authorities said the woman sustained n

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2018-03-20 04:43:00

Six Central Texas cities among the top 50 safest in the state, new report finds

A new report by the National Council for Home Safety and Security found that six Central Texas cities were among the safest in the state in 2018. Using the most recent FBI crime statistics and population data, the council-a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contracto


BIRD'S EYE VIEW: Aftermath of bomb blast in southwest Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) - A bicycle is strewn on the side of Dawn Song Drive. Next to it is shrapnel and a red and white sign torn up to pieces. The area where the tripwire bomb went off is now marked with dozens of red flags. The intersection of Dawn Song Drive and Eagle Feather Drive is still blocked off


Package explodes at FedEx facility near San Antonio, likely linked to serial bomber, officials say

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A package bomb exploded shortly after midnight Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, and the FBI and ATF are at the scene, spokeswomen for both agencies told The Washington Post. Federal agents say this package is likely linked to attacks by what they bel

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-20 11:30:00

Two men injured in explosion in southwest Austin

Authorities working explosion scene on Dawn Song Drive on Sunday, March 18, 2018. (KXAN Photo) AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Two men were rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after an explosion in southwest Austin. Austin-Travis County EMS says it originally responded to 4721 Eagle Feather Dr. just after 8:30 p


Off-Duty Texas Deputy Punched 12-Year-Old Girl in The Face at Austin BBQ Restaurant

AUSTIN, Texas - A Williamson County Sheriff's Office deputy has been fired after he was arrested while off-duty at an Austin barbecue restaurant for allegedly attacking a 12-year-old girl. Austin Police arrested 42-year-old Jack Danford Jr. at Oakwood BBQ at 307 E. Braker Lane on Saturday, March 3.


East Austin neighbors meet with city leaders after package bombings

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Neighbors from Austin's east side came together Thursday evening to talk about what they can do to make their neighborhoods safer after the package bombings that killed two people and injured two others. Around 200 people met at the Greater Zion Baptist Church, along with Mayor Steve


Man shot in south Austin

Austin police lights file photo (KXAN photo) AUSTIN (KXAN) - A man in his 20s was shot Friday morning in south Austin. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene at 5:35 a.m. on the 2200 block of South Fifth Street, which is north of West Oltorf Street. He was declared a trauma alert with crit


Elgin ISD issued a cease and desist letter by Texas AG

Twitter account of @ElginSupt. (via Twitter) ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) - Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a cease and desist letter to Elgin Independent School District Superintendent Jodi Duron and the present of Elgin ISD's Board of Trustees Byron Mitchell for actions taken during the recent primary ele


SmithGroupJJR Opens New Travis County Medical Examiner Office in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas - SmithGroupJJR announced the opening of its newly designed, Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, in Austin, Texas on Jan. 22, 2018. The $28 million building is 52,000-square-feet and stands three times larger than the prior facility, with a design striving to bring public awarenes