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UPDATE: 2 killed in helicopter crash in Williamson County, officials say
Police deployed spike strips causing the suspect’s vehicle to come to a stop
Da Ryan Simms faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted
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Travis County has six active contracts totaling about $1.5 million with Southwest Key
One of the women woke up to the driver trying to assault her outside of a Rudy’s Bar-B-Que
UPDATE: Small helicopter crashed in Williamson County, sheriff says
The woman woke up to the driver trying to assault her outside of a Rudy’s Bar-B-Que
Cohen in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case, @AP sources say
BREAKING: Michael Cohen reaches plea deal with federal prosecutors
Most pregnancy-related deaths in Texas could have been avoided, study finds
RT @taygoldenstein: BREAKING: #TravCo Commissioners vote unanimously to renew Southwest Key contracts. Room erupts in applause.
RT @AASInvestigates: Did you miss our “Question of Restraint” series on police custody deaths in Texas? We studied more than 300 cases, fin…
ICYMI: During a 3½-hour weekend rally, opposing groups hurled insults and threats at each other, and at times became confrontational, causing several people to be detained by police.
The lanes were quickly reopened but traffic backups remain
It's beginning to look a lot like gameday.
Beer. Sausage. Beer and sausage! Dates for this year's Wurstfest have been announced:
Despite his felony conviction, Lewis Conway Jr. will be allowed to run for Austin City Council
UPDATE: Pleasant Valley Road reopened after fatal Southeast Austin collision
The victim said he was sitting at a pavilion in the park when he heard gunshots, ran for his house and was hit with a bullet
Texas ranked 3rd worst state for women’s equality, report says
Cat’s out of the bag. Some ~personal~ news: I’m joining the adjunct faculty at @UTJSchool as a lecturer for the upcoming school year. I’m not teaching until spring, but y’all, I’m so jazzed about it. I’ve wanted this & worked for this for so long, & I couldn’t be more excited.…
Yeah! That'll be so fun.
The man is accused of firing off nine rounds
Sheriff: No injuries in Round Rock school bus crash
The Texas one-year-old died from positional asphyxia
The one-year-old died from positional asphyxia
The Texas three-year-old died in her carseat from positional asphyxia
RT @kbrad5: Police expect S Pleasant Valley Rd to be closed for at least 30 more minutes.
LIVE: Police are offering an update on a morning crash that killed one man:…
RT @kbrad5: I’m here at the intersection of S. Pleasant Valley Rd. and Lakeshore Blvd. where a man was killed in a morning crash. Police ar…
Officials believe they have found the body of missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. More details:
RT @AP: BREAKING: Authorities believe they have found the body of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.
'As is true anywhere, in Singapore, the super-rich with their extravagant lifestyles are a tiny, privileged minority'
Drug overdose is Texas' top maternal mortality cause, report finds
UPDATE: Officials said the incident has prompted authorities to close all lanes of Pleasant Valley Road from South Lakeshore Boulevard and Krieg Field.
The man, described by medics as in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene and the two women were taken to St. David’s.
The rest of the week, according to the weather service’s extended forecast, includes more triple-digit high temperatures.
Austin American-Statesman subscribers get today’s news first with our e-edition:…
Nine candidates jockey for five Austin school district board seats
A court ruling and a similar ordinance passed in San Antonio are stoking efforts to upend the ordinance.
Bastrop sheriff looks into animal cruelty report after photos go viral:
Three last-minute candidates joined the race Monday: Gus Peña, 65, a perennial speaker at council meetings; Alan Pease, 69; and Todd Phelps, 47, a farmer and musician who won 10 percent of votes for the mayor’s seat in 2014.
Paradigm Metals Inc. agreed with Hutto and Titan Development to invest more than $10 million in a new 100,000 square-foot building at Innovation Business Park, according to a city news release.
The three incidents occurred in different parts of Austin, beginning late Friday, just before midnight.
Parts of Williamson County receive over 2 inches of rain after thunderstorms:
@kbohls on Clemson: "The Dallas Cowboys are jealous of Dabo Swinney’s defensive front, which may supply three top 10 picks next spring."
A Phoenix man's birth certificate didn't say where he was born or when, or to whom. It just said he was found in a telephone booth.
Round Rock ISD calls for $508.43 million bond election in November:
@CedGolden: "Before he made the announcement during his Monday media availability, coach Tom Herman as recently as Saturday insisted the race behind center was back-and-forth."
While the deal only applies to the size small cups, there’s no limit to how many treats you can order.
It’s the worst record the Express have had since a 57-87 mark in 2010, their final season as the Houston Astros top farm club.
RT @AP: BREAKING: Affidavit: Colorado man admits killing pregnant wife but says she strangled their daughters when he sought separation.
Can Hendrickson get over the hump and beat district rival Cedar Ridge, who handed the Hawks their last two losses by a combined 44 points?
RT @cosbo4: Storm approaching Round Rock
WEATHER UPDATE: Significant weather advisory issued for northwestern Travis County till 6:30 p.m. #atxwx #atxweather
UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Williamson County till 6:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Significant weather advisory issued until 5:30 p.m. as storm moves across Williamson County
The first lady told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues facing children living in Africa.
A Colorado father has been charged with five counts of first degree murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters, according to Denver News 9.
The first lady told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues facing children living on the Africa.
Hendrickson’s 2016 team was heavy on sophomore starters and light on senior leadership. But fast-forward to 2018, and the Hawks are led by a corps of three-year starters. One couldn’t have happened without the other.
Trump asked the agent, Adrian Anzaldua, to discuss his apprehension of a smuggler accused of locking 78 migrants inside a truck near Laredo.
The man, estimated to be in his 30s, was involved in a crash with a car around 3:24 p.m. on Manchaca Road, just north of Slaughter Lane, EMS officials said.
UPDATE: Scattered showers rolling through area near north of Dripping Springs
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'I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to court, I will do that.'
Juan Maldonado, 46, of Cedar Park, was pronounced dead after witnesses pulled him out of the water and into their boat, investigators said.
A jury convicted a Texas doctor of raping a patient at a hospital -- and sentenced him to probation
RT @MDWilsonSA: RIGHT NOW: A woman and child were trapped in a van after a rollover crash in south Austin. Several witnesses pulled the pai…
A Honda van rolled over with a woman and a young child inside
More AISD students are getting free breakfast in the classroom this year. Here’s why.
UPDATE: Stay hydrated as afternoon heat index hits triple-digits
A&M toughens sexual misconduct rules for faculty, staff, students
It’s not the first time an executive director of the agency has sprung from the governor’s office
RT @PhilJankowski: Longtime #ATXcouncil meeting regular Gus Peña has filed paperwork indicating intention to run for Mayor. For those who…
Filing: 'Even though the bodies of two of the decedents have been in an oil well filled with crude oil for several days, DNA would still be present.'
Unable to take his daughter to Disney World, dad brings Moana to Texas
A Texas priest who's accused of molesting teens and stealing from his parish has gone missing
The woman who was hit was trying to prove 'she could run fast in heels,' her sister told police
For the second straight year UT has been included in the @AP's Top 25
An Austin City Council candidate with a criminal record may not see his name on November’s ballot after all
Backpacks, hugs and only a few tears. See photos from the first day at one Austin elementary school:
McCarthy, who led the Catholic Diocese of Austin for 15 years and was known for interreligious work and dedication to the poor, died Saturday
Hernandez penned letters to his lawyer, his fiancée and his now 5-year-old daughter
The pickup the woman was driving slammed into the metal pole of a traffic light
UPDATE: Person dies from injury at Pflugerville shooting range
Changes include metal detectors at entrances, five additional police officers and 10 "security assistants" who will monitor hallways throughout the day
Our @statesman poll, so good, it would've been used in BCS formula.…
'The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman,' the wall read
State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, announced Monday his intention to run for Texas House speaker
The Associated Press will release its preseason Top 25 college football poll today. Here's ours:
Happy first day of school, Austin! ✏🎒📷 Send us a photo of your kindergartner who couldn’t be more excited or your fifth-grader who’s really over this whole school thing, and we'll include it in a gallery:
RT @klyttleAAS: In 3 hours, @AP_Top25 preseason college football poll will be released. Here's a review of @statesman's top 25 poll and, fo…
3 men hospitalized after Southeast Austin crash, medics say
Texas man yelled 'Jesus is coming' before fatally stabbing toddler, police say
RT @AISDPolice: It’s the #FirstDayOfSchool for @AustinISD! Watch for school buses, crosswalks, bike riders, and school zones... and put do…
Medics responded to the scene in the 7700 block of Cameron Road around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, they said.
RT @TxDOTAustin: It's that time of year again! School starts this week so remember to obey speed limits, stay alert and put away your phone…
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day also is possible, forecasters said.
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