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North Texas man tried to have 11-year-old killed to stop sexual abuse case

MCKINNEY, Texas - A 20-year-old man who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, before trying to have her killed so the case wouldn't move forward, has been sentenced. Kylil Jamall Killian was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of continuous sexua


Williamson Co. Regional Animal Shelter receives $900K donation

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The Williamson County Animal Shelter recently recieved a $900,000 donation from the Petco Foundation, according to the City of Round Rock's Facebook page.


Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p


Round Rock Getting First Mixed-Use De­vel­opment

ROUND ROCK, Texas —𐐣Round Rock is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and more growth is coming. Round Rock getting its first mixed-use development. On Thursday, the Round Rock City Council unanimously approved the city’s first mixed-use development. It will be called The District and


Texas ICE Center Remains Open Despite Contract Expiring

TAYLOR, Texas – An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Williamson County is still open, despite the fact that the county ended its contract with the center.


Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'

A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv


Sarah Bruchmiller Named New Williamson County Associate Judge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS — Sarah Bruchmiller recently was selected to be the new associate judge in the Magistrate's Office, officials said on Wednesday. Judge Bruchmiller was sworn in on Friday, Feb. 8. She graduated from the University of Texas before earning her law degree from South Texas Colleg


Parents charged in death of Texas infant; baby suffered 60 fractures

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KWTX) The parents of a 2-month-old Texas girl who died after suffering more than 60 fractures and other injuries have been charged. Dylan Daugherty, 23, of Clear Lake is charged with murder in the June 2018 death of his infant daughter Brooklyn Daugherty, died of blunt force injur


Freak gym class accident left Texas teen nearly paralyzed: report

A seemingly harmless task in gym class left one Texas teen nearly paralyzed after the rope she was using in December allegedly broke, and she was sent crashing to the ground where she landed on her neck. Katie Bivins, who said that “God has a plan for everyone, whether you like it or not,” was initi


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long to serve as vice chair of regional transportation planning agency

Williamson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long—who represents most of Cedar Park and Leander, as well as Liberty Hill and part of Austin—was elected vice chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization by the organization’s policy board, according to a Feb. 14 statement from the


Williamson County Offices Closed For Presidents' Day

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS — All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day, officials said. County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 19.


How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas

Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T


Woman falls out pickup truck bed, dies on North Texas freeway

FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman was killed on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth after falling out the bed of a pickup truck. The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the freeway just south of Interstate 30.


Lockdown drill preps for safety in Taylor

On Monday, Taylor Middle School went into lockdown during the school day. It wasn’t the real thing; it was a practice drill for school officials and police officers in case there was an actual lockdown situation on campus.


$200 million Domain-like development coming to Round Rock

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Round Rock city leaders have approved what could become a $200 million Domain-like development. City council voted unanimously to move forward with the new major development on Thursday night. It will be the first of its kind in the city.


Advocacy group to hold rally in Taylor against immigrant detention facility

An advocacy group for immigrants will hold a rally Thursday outside the Taylor City Council meeting Thursday to demand answers for why the T. Don Hutto Residential Center is still open after countless reports of abuse, said one of the event's organizers. The center is located in Taylor and holds det


Why do we use terms like golf balls and softballs to describe hail? Curious Texas investigates

When it’s pea-size, hail is more of a nuisance. Pea-size hail might ding your car, but overall it isn’t too damaging. But when hail gets to the size of a softball or a grapefruit, that’s when it’s really concerning.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.