Mary Huber

Reporter, Bastrop Advertiser & Smithville Times

Mary Huber is a reporter for The Bastrop Advertiser and The Smithville Times, where she covers city and county news and features. She also works breaking news for the Austin American-Statesman and is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism.

Latest from Mary Huber

Limited bus service in Austin Tuesday amid winter weather
 Capital Metro announced it will offer limited bus service Tuesday in the Austin area due to a winter storm that could make driving conditions dangerous. Cap Metro said it will operate on its Sunday schedule in light of the weather, which has limited routes and pickup times. No MetroRail and MetroExpress services will operate, officials said...

Posted: 30 minutes ago

Capital Metro announced it will offer limited bus service Tuesday in the Austin area due to a winter storm that could make driving conditions dangerous. Cap Metro said it will operate on its Sunday schedule in light of the weather, which has limited routes and pickup times. No MetroRail and MetroExpress services will operate, officials said...
Austin area braces for ice, snow ahead of winter storm
 A fairly pleasant holiday Monday turned blustery overnight as an Arctic cold front pushed into Central Texas, increasing the risks for sleet and ice and bringing at least two days of subfreezing temperatures. Forecasters and public safety officials urged people to stay off Austin-area roadways Tuesday, as ice was expected to accumulate up...

Posted: an hour ago

A fairly pleasant holiday Monday turned blustery overnight as an Arctic cold front pushed into Central Texas, increasing the risks for sleet and ice and bringing at least two days of subfreezing temperatures. Forecasters and public safety officials urged people to stay off Austin-area roadways Tuesday, as ice was expected to accumulate up...
Body found inside vehicle in retention pond in Round Rock
 Round Rock police are investigating a body that was found inside a vehicle in a retention pond Monday morning at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Round Rock Campus, officials said. According to police, dispatchers received a call at 10:30 a.m. about a vehicle floating in the retention pond behind the medical school on Grimes Boulevard...

Posted: an hour ago

Round Rock police are investigating a body that was found inside a vehicle in a retention pond Monday morning at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Round Rock Campus, officials said. According to police, dispatchers received a call at 10:30 a.m. about a vehicle floating in the retention pond behind the medical school on Grimes Boulevard...
Austin area schools, city offices closed Tuesday for winter weather
 With forecasters expecting freezing rain and sleet to cover the greater Central Texas area, school districts and government agencies are preparing to delay or cancel classes or office hours. A winter storm warning will be in effect beginning midnight through 6 p.m. Tuesday, with around one tenth of an inch of ice expected to accumulate in...

Posted: 3 hours ago

With forecasters expecting freezing rain and sleet to cover the greater Central Texas area, school districts and government agencies are preparing to delay or cancel classes or office hours. A winter storm warning will be in effect beginning midnight through 6 p.m. Tuesday, with around one tenth of an inch of ice expected to accumulate in...
TRAVEL ALERT: Flights could be canceled at ABIA amid winter storm
 Officials have warned anyone flying into and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to check their flight status Monday as carriers have already begun cancelling flights due to an encroaching winter storm. According to a press release from the city, some carriers have already cancelled arrivals to the airport after 8 p.m. Monday, which...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Officials have warned anyone flying into and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to check their flight status Monday as carriers have already begun cancelling flights due to an encroaching winter storm. According to a press release from the city, some carriers have already cancelled arrivals to the airport after 8 p.m. Monday, which...
JUST IN: Round Rock police ID owner of vehicle found with body inside
 9:30 p.m. update: Round Rock police have confirmed it was 56-year-old Lessie Coleman’s Chysler sedan that was pulled from a retention pond at the Texas A&M Health and Science Center Monday morning. A woman’s body was found inside the car, however authorities have not confirmed it was Coleman. Round Rock police say there is nothing...

Posted: 5 hours ago

9:30 p.m. update: Round Rock police have confirmed it was 56-year-old Lessie Coleman’s Chysler sedan that was pulled from a retention pond at the Texas A&M Health and Science Center Monday morning. A woman’s body was found inside the car, however authorities have not confirmed it was Coleman. Round Rock police say there is nothing...
WEATHER: Cold front moves into Austin area, behind it freezing rain
 9:30 p.m. update: An Arctic cold front is bearing down on south Central Texas and is expected to move through the area within the hour bringing with it rain that will likely become sleet after midnight, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing early Tuesday with a potential for snow as far south as...

Posted: 9 hours ago

9:30 p.m. update: An Arctic cold front is bearing down on south Central Texas and is expected to move through the area within the hour bringing with it rain that will likely become sleet after midnight, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing early Tuesday with a potential for snow as far south as...
Llano police chief suspends himself amid investigation, reports say
 Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff has placed himself on suspension amid an investigation into him and three other officers, who have also been suspended from their duties, KVUE reported Sunday. According to the news station, a man filed a complaint regarding his arrest, which resulted in an investigation into Ratliff and three other officers...

Posted: a day ago

Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff has placed himself on suspension amid an investigation into him and three other officers, who have also been suspended from their duties, KVUE reported Sunday. According to the news station, a man filed a complaint regarding his arrest, which resulted in an investigation into Ratliff and three other officers...
WINTER STORM: Bastrop County, city offices and schools closed Tuesday
 5:15 p.m. update: Smithville, Elgin and Bastrop school districts have announced they will cancel classes Tuesday in light of an encroaching winter storm that will make driving conditions dangerous. Bastrop County and city offices will also close Tuesday. “We would like to urge residents to stay off the roadways as temperatures continue...

Posted: a day ago

5:15 p.m. update: Smithville, Elgin and Bastrop school districts have announced they will cancel classes Tuesday in light of an encroaching winter storm that will make driving conditions dangerous. Bastrop County and city offices will also close Tuesday. “We would like to urge residents to stay off the roadways as temperatures continue...
Report of assault at UT uncorroborated so far, police say
 4:30 p.m. update: University of Texas police say reports that a woman was held against her will have proven to be incorrect, however they are still looking into an incident from Sunday at a private residence. The university sent an alert to students shortly after 2 p.m. that a naked man wrapped in a sheet had held a woman against her will...

Posted: a day ago

4:30 p.m. update: University of Texas police say reports that a woman was held against her will have proven to be incorrect, however they are still looking into an incident from Sunday at a private residence. The university sent an alert to students shortly after 2 p.m. that a naked man wrapped in a sheet had held a woman against her will...
Former Bastrop Mayor Terry Orr, 80, earns degree from UT
 Terry Orr penned his college applications while he was still serving as mayor of Bastrop. At the time he was 76 years old, a former military lieutenant, engineer and business man, who had been three times elected to the mayor’s post. Now 80 and retired from public office, he completed his degree in December, graduating from the University...

Posted: 4 days ago

Terry Orr penned his college applications while he was still serving as mayor of Bastrop. At the time he was 76 years old, a former military lieutenant, engineer and business man, who had been three times elected to the mayor’s post. Now 80 and retired from public office, he completed his degree in December, graduating from the University...