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Facing a double-digit deficit, Cedar Park’s football team turned to a player who wasn’t even in high school two years ago when the Timberwolves won a state championship. Sophomore Jav Guidry sparked a first-half rally, and Cedar Park stormed back for a 49-21 victory over Crosby...
The parents of a 9-year-old boy struck by lightning in West Austin received an early Christmas present Friday. Nearly four months after a bolt of lightning struck him on a soccer field, Alex Hermann, who doctors thought might not survive was released from Dell Children's Medical...
Georgetown ISD, Police Department, and Williamson County Attorney’s Office cannot file criminal charges against several middle school students who allegedly planned to kill two boys and blame it on another. The School District also was constrained in its ability to discipline...
The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a suspect accused of robbing three people in the parking lot of a local restaurant on Thursday night. Police say the robbery took place in the parking lot of Pluckers, 105 N. IH-35, at approximately 11:20...
A plan being hailed as the most ambitious in the county would wean Austin off of fossil fuel produced energy within the decade. Carlos Cordova with Austin Energy says the plan would have Austin getting 55 percent of it's energy from renewable resources by 2025, "It contemplates...
Two suspected ringleaders of a sex trafficking ring were arrested Thursday by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. 23-year-old James Terrelle King was found in a North Austin apartment and 24-year-old Christal Torres was taken into custody at an Amtrak train station in Del Rio...
The Thrall Police Chief is cautioning parents about something that may be on your child's Christmas wish list. It's in response to the fatal officer-involved shooting of a Cleveland boy who had an airsoft pellet gun. In surveillance video released by Cleveland police, you see a...
AUSTIN -- The Austin City Council held its last meeting of the year on Thursday. Here are some updates from the meeting. ITEMS PASSED: Item 21: A $4 million construction contract for improvements to the Shoal Creek Trail Greenbelt Item 47: Assessment to create a Community Health...
$5.1 million is being set aside to expand the three year old Austin Animal Center. The facility has suffered from chronic overcrowding since the day it opened in 2011. The city's Patricia Fraga says that's because they took on the 'no-kill' mission after construction for the $11...