Breaking News from Smithville TX
Find the latest Smithville TX News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.
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.
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
Crews responding to hard-to-reach brush fire in Bastrop County, officials say
Crews with multiple fire departments are responding to a brush fire in Bastrop County. The fire is near the Circle D-KC Estates area, about halfway between the cities of Bastrop and Paige. Crews are having trouble reaching the fire, said Chief Josh Gill of the Bastrop County fire department.
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:
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.
Crash causes power outage in Bastrop County, more than 800 affected
A reported vehicle crash caused a massive power outage in Bastrop County Monday morning. It happened near the intersection of FM 20 and FM 535. Authorities said it was reportedly caused by a vehicle hitting a power pole.
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.
Hundreds without power early Monday in Bastrop County after wreck
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of Bluebonnet Electric customers are without power Monday morning after a car hit a power pole, officials tweeted. About 870 households and businesses in Bastrop County are affected by the outage as of 5:30 a.m., officials say. A vehicle hit a power pole and damaged a sectio
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
Keurig Dr Pepper To Relocate Texas Headquarters From Plano To The Star In Frisco
PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will be moving its Texas headquarters from Plano to The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced the new 350,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the homes to the company. The building is expected to
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
Sex trafficking refuge in Bastrop County sheltering victims
SAN ANTONIO –79,000 sex trafficking victims exist in Texas, the state with the second highest number of reported cases, according to The Refuge for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
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.
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.
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
Texas liquor chain rings in spring with anticipated Dollar Sale deals
HOUSTON, Texas -- There are a few occurrences in life that no one looks forward to, like the return of tax season, the annual invasion of mosquitos, and anytime someone begins a conversation with "we need to talk." But occasionally, the cosmos does us a solid - like when Twin Liquors rolls out their
Spring’s approaching and snakes are on the move in Central Texas
(KWTX) Spring is approaching in Central Texas, snakes are on the move and Texas A&M Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jill Heatley says that’s bad news for people and pets.
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
Statue of Liberty climber scales Texas building in immigration protest
A woman who was convicted last year after climbing the Statue of Liberty scaled a building in Texas on Wednesday as part of a protest against immigration policies. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, spent nearly eight hours on the Southwest Key building in East Austin while live streaming her demonstrati
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