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VIDEO: Texas restaurant Shack 512 nearly submerged by floodwater on Lake Travis

Floodwaters from Lake Travis have flooded some businesses along the shoreline including Shack 512 and Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark. LAKE TRAVIS, Texas - KVUE has covered the effect rising Lake Travis waters has had on surrounding homeowners. Now we're getting a look at how the floodwaters have

KVUE - 2018-10-19 19:23:00

Travis High lockdown lifted after man shot himself on campus

At 9:44 a.m., Austin police officers were called to the scene of a situation involving a man with a gun. Around 11:30 a.m., AISD police said the situation was contained and there was no threat to students or staff.

KXAN - 2018-10-19 17:32:19

Crash Closes Highway 95 in Bastrop

BASTROP, Texas - Highway 95 is shut down in both directions due to a crash involving a school bus and a SUV. Dr. Kristi Lee with Bastrop ISD says the bus was headed to Bastrop High School. No injuries were reported and another bus picked up the kids. According to the Bastrop County Emergency Service

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-10-19 15:43:00

Fall Native Plant Sale at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

This huge sale at theWildflower Centerwill feature hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, perennials, wetland plants, shrubs, and trees.


Man dies in early morning south Austin crash

A man is dead after an early morning crash in south Austin. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at South Lamar and Bluebonnet Lane.Austin-Travis County EMS says a man in his 20s was crossing Lamar when he was hit by a car that was heading south. Officials say he died at the scene.The driver did stay and co

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2018-10-19 13:52:00

Travis County declares local disaster as floodwaters rise

Eckhardt said in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott that the county does not have local funding available to provide needed relief. "Your assistance in this emergency, as it affects the safety and health of our citizens, would be greatly appreciated," she wrote.

KXAN - 2018-10-18 19:49:07

Roads closed again in Pflugerville as renewed rains hit area | Community Impact Newspaper

Officials caution residents to avoid low water crossings during flooding periods and to actively look for water that may be covering roads. Drivers are advised to turn around if a road is closed or if water is covering the road.The National Weather Service has placed both Travis and Williamson count

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-19 15:54:54

Striking 360 photos show floodwaters above Longhorn Dam and Tom Miller Dam in Austin

AUSTIN - The waterways around Austin are seeing a significant amount of rainfall this week, and the Austin Fire Department has the 360 views to prove it. AFD sent their Robotics Emergency Deployment Team to the Tom Miller Dam and the Longhorn Dam Oct. 18 to capture 360 photos. Here's a 360 view of

KVUE - 2018-10-18 22:07:00

City of Taylor announces fall clean up event

The event will give citizens of Taylor to dispose of any items such as trash, debris, and bulky pieces. Collection of items to be disposed of will be at 1200 Welch St. and 1424 N. Main St., from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m.


Benbrook Ranch Park in Leander to gain ball field dugouts, shade structures and more | Community Impact Newspaper

Guests at Benbrook Ranch Park in Leander will be able to enjoy new ball field dugouts, spectator rails, shade structures and more after renovations are complete.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-19 17:00:49

City of Hutto waives utility impact fees for upcoming Vic Stern Fire Station | Community Impact Newspaper

Following a request from the Hutto Fire Rescue, the city is waiving water and wastewater impact fees for the emergency service district’supcoming fire station.Hutto City Council voted Thursday night to waive up to $60,000 in combined impact fees for the fire station, which is located on Swindoll Lan

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-19 02:11:39

Olive Fest, Hell or High Water Concerts and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 18-21 | Community Impact Newspaper

Enjoy the cool weather at these weekend events.FRIDAY1. Brix and Ale celebrates OktoberfestEnjoy German-inspired food, beer and live music from the Sean Russell Band at Brix and Ale’s Octoberfest. Jumbo caraway pretzels with dusseldorf mustard and beer cheese dip, housemade bratwurst and sauerkraut,

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-18 13:00:50

Former Milam deputy charged with family violence, animal cruelty

A former deputy who was fired Oct. 5 from the Milam County Sheriff’s office was arrested Friday by the Taylor Police Department and charged with assault causing bodily injury-family violence and cruelty to livestock animals, according to Williamson County Jail records.Jeffrey Wade Teasdale, 42, of T


Some Major Roads Expected to Close Amid Flooding

AUSTIN, Texas - Local flooding is expected to close some roadways between downtown and South Austin on Thursday. A spokesperson for ATX Floods, a website that maps road closures, said in anticipation of the dam operations there are two points in Austin that might close. Closures: If those highly tra

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 13:24:00

LCRA Not Opening Additional Mansfield Dam Floodgates Today

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - The Lower Colorado River Authority will not open additional floodgates at the Mansfield Dam on Thursday. There are currently four floodgates open at Lake Travis. Four more floodgates were expected to open on Thursday, but the LCRA tweeted around 10 a.m. they will not be openin

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 13:05:00

Child rescued after Leander ISD bus was swept away; driver arrested

The Leander Independent School District says the driver, 57-year-old Nathan Deyoung, was arrested by Leander police after he was rescued and is no longer employed by the district.


Man rescued after going over Starcke Dam and floating downstream

"I heard 'help, help me.' It was real faint. It was like, did I just hear that?" said Spicewood resident Mike Zsembik.


Round Rock Police Accuse Man Of Child Sexual Assaults

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Round Rock police on Wednesday accused an Austin man of sexually assaulting two children, officials said.


Incoming Heavy Rain Prompts Flood Warnings For Travis, Williamson

AUSTIN, TEXAS — TheNational Weather Serviceupgraded its alerts with heightened urgency on Wednesday after recent rains, issuing a flash flood watch for a wide swath of south central Texas that includes Travis and Williamson counties.


Deputy rescued from low water crossing in northwest Travis County

The deputy was investigating a report that someone had moved the barricades near the 24600 block of Farm to Market Road 1431, which is near Lago Vista in northwest Travis County. When he went to investigate around 7:30 a.m., the car got in the water, according to TCSO.