Katie Hall

Breaking news reporter

Katie Hall has been a breaking news reporter for the Austin American-Statesman since August 2015. Previously, she covered parts of western Travis County, including the Eanes school district, West Lake Hills and Rollingwood. Before that, she wrote about crime for newspapers in southern Louisiana and New Orleans, where she is originally from.

Latest from Katie Hall

Texas GOP files suit to remove Blake Farenthold from ballot
 The Republican Party of Texas is suing the Texas secretary of state over an election filing deadline that prevents it from removing embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold from the ballot. The move is in response to Farenthold’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the spring. Farenthold, whose district includes parts of...

Posted: 15 minutes ago

The Republican Party of Texas is suing the Texas secretary of state over an election filing deadline that prevents it from removing embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold from the ballot. The move is in response to Farenthold’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the spring. Farenthold, whose district includes parts of...
Texas GOP files suit to remove Blake Farenthold from ballot
 The Republican Party of Texas is suing the Texas secretary of state over an election filing deadline that prevents it from removing embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold from the ballot.  The move is in response to Farenthold’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the spring. Farenthold, whose district includes...

Posted: 17 hours ago

The Republican Party of Texas is suing the Texas secretary of state over an election filing deadline that prevents it from removing embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold from the ballot.  The move is in response to Farenthold’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the spring. Farenthold, whose district includes...
20 arrested after Taylor-based cocaine trafficking operation
 Federal and state authorities arrested 20 people and charged them with having a role in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the Taylor area, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Friday.  Among those arrested is 42-year-old Horace Caruther, a man federal officials said is the “ringleader” of the drug ring...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Federal and state authorities arrested 20 people and charged them with having a role in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the Taylor area, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Friday.  Among those arrested is 42-year-old Horace Caruther, a man federal officials said is the “ringleader” of the drug ring...
UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to step down, citing health concerns
 Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, is planning to step down at the end of the academic year in May because of health issues he has been facing, he told the UT System Board of Regents on Friday afternoon. McRaven’s decision was not completely unexpected, given that he was briefly hospitalized in November for...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, is planning to step down at the end of the academic year in May because of health issues he has been facing, he told the UT System Board of Regents on Friday afternoon. McRaven’s decision was not completely unexpected, given that he was briefly hospitalized in November for...
APD chief responds to viral video of police punching man during arrest
 Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has weighed in on a video that has gone viral that shows officers punching and using a stun gun on a man during an arrest, saying that additional footage from a nearby security camera helps fill in gaps left by the viral video. A bystander recorded the video, which captures an incident that took place...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has weighed in on a video that has gone viral that shows officers punching and using a stun gun on a man during an arrest, saying that additional footage from a nearby security camera helps fill in gaps left by the viral video. A bystander recorded the video, which captures an incident that took place...
UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to step down, citing health concerns
 Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, is planning to step down at the end of the academic year in May because of health issues he has been facing, he told the UT System Board of Regents on Friday afternoon.  McRaven’s decision was not completely unexpected, given that he was briefly hospitalized in November...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, is planning to step down at the end of the academic year in May because of health issues he has been facing, he told the UT System Board of Regents on Friday afternoon.  McRaven’s decision was not completely unexpected, given that he was briefly hospitalized in November...
Viral video shows Austin police punching man during arrest; APD chief responds
 The interim Austin police chief has weighed in on a video that has gone viral that shows an Austin police officer punching a man during an arrest. The video, which captures an incident that took place outside a convenience store Tuesday evening in downtown Austin, was viewed 1.5 million times as of Thursday night, with many of the viewers...

Posted: a day ago

The interim Austin police chief has weighed in on a video that has gone viral that shows an Austin police officer punching a man during an arrest. The video, which captures an incident that took place outside a convenience store Tuesday evening in downtown Austin, was viewed 1.5 million times as of Thursday night, with many of the viewers...
Motorcyclist dies after falling from U.S. 183, police say
 A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after he fell about 20 to 25 feet Tuesday from U.S. 183 onto Research Boulevard, Austin police said. The man was pronounced dead at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The motorcyclist was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Police said they will release more information about their investigation...

Posted: 2 days ago

A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after he fell about 20 to 25 feet Tuesday from U.S. 183 onto Research Boulevard, Austin police said. The man was pronounced dead at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The motorcyclist was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Police said they will release more information about their investigation...
Man shot at North Austin apartment, EMS officials say
 A man was found shot Wednesday afternoon at a North Austin apartment complex, and medics took him to the hospital, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. The man has serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, EMS officials said. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center. Police received the 911 call at 4:49 p.m. at Lamar...

Posted: 2 days ago

A man was found shot Wednesday afternoon at a North Austin apartment complex, and medics took him to the hospital, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. The man has serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, EMS officials said. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center. Police received the 911 call at 4:49 p.m. at Lamar...
Travis County man appears to have shot 9-year-old daughter before killing self, authorities say
 Authorities on Wednesday have identified a 9-year-old girl who was found dead Monday with her father in their southwest Travis County home. Evidence suggests that 42-year-old Yariv Kaplan man shot his daughter, Lielle, before turning the gun on himself, the Travis County sheriff’s office said.  Lielle Kaplan’s death...

Posted: 2 days ago

Authorities on Wednesday have identified a 9-year-old girl who was found dead Monday with her father in their southwest Travis County home. Evidence suggests that 42-year-old Yariv Kaplan man shot his daughter, Lielle, before turning the gun on himself, the Travis County sheriff’s office said.  Lielle Kaplan’s death...
UT police: Man took ‘inappropriate’ photos of women on campus
 University of Texas police said they are looking for victims of a man accused of taking pictures under women’s clothing on the grounds of the campus’s South Mall, according to media reports On Oct. 31, UT police arrested the suspect, 54-year-old Alfredo Diaz, and charged him with invasive visual recording, Spectrum News reported...

Posted: 3 days ago

University of Texas police said they are looking for victims of a man accused of taking pictures under women’s clothing on the grounds of the campus’s South Mall, according to media reports On Oct. 31, UT police arrested the suspect, 54-year-old Alfredo Diaz, and charged him with invasive visual recording, Spectrum News reported...