Mark D. Wilson

Breaking news reporter

Mark D. Wilson is a breaking news reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. Formerly the criminal justice and public safety reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, Mark also was a staff writer for the weekly bilingual publication Conexión and for the weekly Southside Reporter. Mark is a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as a news reporter and entertainment section editor for The University Star and was recognized by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in 2012 for feature writing and contributions to an investigative series.

Latest from Mark D. Wilson

Cedar Park police identify second driver in crash that killed two young boys
 Cedar Park police have identified a second driver believed to have been involved in a crash that claimed the lives of two young boys  on Jan. 10.  Though authorities said they had identified the driver, the person was not publicly named, and it was unclear whether that person had been arrested or charged. Police arrested the other...

Posted: a day ago

Cedar Park police have identified a second driver believed to have been involved in a crash that claimed the lives of two young boys  on Jan. 10.  Though authorities said they had identified the driver, the person was not publicly named, and it was unclear whether that person had been arrested or charged. Police arrested the other...
Calendar’s ‘Warrior Women’ pose to depict opportunity at Austin police
 Austin police hope a new calendar featuring the “Warrior Women” of the department can help tell the story of female law enforcement professionals and bolster the ranks of women behind the badge. The calendars, which display photographs of female officers in a work environment, were first made available to police employees Thursday...

Posted: 2 days ago

Austin police hope a new calendar featuring the “Warrior Women” of the department can help tell the story of female law enforcement professionals and bolster the ranks of women behind the badge. The calendars, which display photographs of female officers in a work environment, were first made available to police employees Thursday...
TRAFFIC UPDATE: I-35 reopens near Grand Avenue Parkway, but expect delays through rush hour
 5 p.m. update: Northbound and southbound Interstate 35 is reopening near Grand Avenue Parkway after a big rig hit the center median and broke through the barrier.  Drivers heading in both directions should still expect major delays through rush hour, said officials with the Texas Department of Transportation.  Earlier...

Posted: 2 days ago

5 p.m. update: Northbound and southbound Interstate 35 is reopening near Grand Avenue Parkway after a big rig hit the center median and broke through the barrier.  Drivers heading in both directions should still expect major delays through rush hour, said officials with the Texas Department of Transportation.  Earlier...
Lockdown lifted at LBJ High School after report of gun on campus, no weapon found, district says
 2:46 p.m. update: Austin school district officials said no weapon was found on the LBJ High School campus after a roughly 30-minute lockdown on Thursday. 2:20 p.m. update: LBJ High School lifted the lockdown at the Northeast Austin campus at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, Austin school district officials said. Earlier: A report of a gun on the campus...

Posted: 2 days ago

2:46 p.m. update: Austin school district officials said no weapon was found on the LBJ High School campus after a roughly 30-minute lockdown on Thursday. 2:20 p.m. update: LBJ High School lifted the lockdown at the Northeast Austin campus at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, Austin school district officials said. Earlier: A report of a gun on the campus...
Seguin police use Facebook to help man get off work during Icepocalypse
 Seguin police used social media to offer a helping hand to a man trying to get off work as roads across the region began to ice over earlier this week. Police posted a warning on their Facebook page at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday telling citizens that all city offices would be closed. They urged area residents to stay inside and do their best to keep...

Posted: 2 days ago

Seguin police used social media to offer a helping hand to a man trying to get off work as roads across the region began to ice over earlier this week. Police posted a warning on their Facebook page at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday telling citizens that all city offices would be closed. They urged area residents to stay inside and do their best to keep...
Austin on short list for Amazon’s second headquarters 
 Amazon announced Thursday that Austin made its short list of 20 cities that could become the site of the retail giant’s planned second headquarters project. Dallas was the only other Texas city that made the cut. "We are pleased that the Austin region has advanced to the second round,"  Mike Berman, spokesman for the Greater...

Posted: 2 days ago

Amazon announced Thursday that Austin made its short list of 20 cities that could become the site of the retail giant’s planned second headquarters project. Dallas was the only other Texas city that made the cut. "We are pleased that the Austin region has advanced to the second round," Mike Berman, spokesman for the Greater...
FORECAST: Austin to slip back into hard freeze at night; protect people, pets, pipes
 3 p.m. update: The thawing of Central Texas will likely end around sundown Wednesday, and the region will be plunged into a hard freeze for one more night, forecasters say. The latest bulletin from the National Weather Service warns residents in the Austin metro area – including Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop and Caldwell counties...

Posted: 3 days ago

3 p.m. update: The thawing of Central Texas will likely end around sundown Wednesday, and the region will be plunged into a hard freeze for one more night, forecasters say. The latest bulletin from the National Weather Service warns residents in the Austin metro area – including Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop and Caldwell counties...
‘WARRIOR WOMEN’: Austin police union to launch calendar of female officers on Thursday
 The Austin Police Association is set to release this week a calendar of “Warrior Women” who serve on the force. The calendars feature photographs of female officers in their working environment, and will first be available to sworn and non-sworn police employees during a launch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, union officials...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Austin Police Association is set to release this week a calendar of “Warrior Women” who serve on the force. The calendars feature photographs of female officers in their working environment, and will first be available to sworn and non-sworn police employees during a launch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, union officials...
Man arrested in Sixth St. fight was wearing body armor, affidavit says
 A man who Austin police arrested after fighting on Sixth Street on Saturday now faces a felony charge after he was found  wearing body armor, court documents say. The fight broke out around 2 a.m. on Jan. 13 in the 400 block of East Sixth Street, according to an arrest affidavit. The document says officers reported seeing two men throwing...

Posted: 3 days ago

A man who Austin police arrested after fighting on Sixth Street on Saturday now faces a felony charge after he was found wearing body armor, court documents say. The fight broke out around 2 a.m. on Jan. 13 in the 400 block of East Sixth Street, according to an arrest affidavit. The document says officers reported seeing two men throwing...
Firefighters battling apartment fire in North Austin
 Austin firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in North Austin on Wednesday afternoon. Crews were first called out to the Northstar Apartments, 12001 Metric Blvd, shortly before 1 p.m. First responders arrived within a few minutes and found fire inside a wall of a building. Firefighters had to cut into the walls and attic...

Posted: 3 days ago

Austin firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in North Austin on Wednesday afternoon. Crews were first called out to the Northstar Apartments, 12001 Metric Blvd, shortly before 1 p.m. First responders arrived within a few minutes and found fire inside a wall of a building. Firefighters had to cut into the walls and attic...
Slaughter Lane overpass in South Austin reopens early after deadly crash
 Austin police have reopened an elevated portion of Slaughter Lane in South Austin ahead of schedule after a fatal crash on Tuesday evening. Police shut down all traffic in the 1500 block of West Slaughter Lane after a pickup tumbled off a roughly 30-foot high bridge just east of Manchaca Road on Tuesday evening. Authorities at the time of...

Posted: 3 days ago

Austin police have reopened an elevated portion of Slaughter Lane in South Austin ahead of schedule after a fatal crash on Tuesday evening. Police shut down all traffic in the 1500 block of West Slaughter Lane after a pickup tumbled off a roughly 30-foot high bridge just east of Manchaca Road on Tuesday evening. Authorities at the time of...