Mary Huber

Reporter, American-Statesman Staff

Mary Huber is a general assignment reporter for the Breaking News team at the American-Statesman. She previously was a reporter for The Bastrop Advertiser and The Smithville Times, where she covered city and county news and features. She also is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Latest from Mary Huber

Workers gather at state Capitol to defend labor unions’ rights

Posted: 8 hours ago

More than a dozen people marched Saturday from the Capitol to a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on the University of Texas campus to defend workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain. The event, called the Working People’s Day of Action, was held in conjunction with similar marches across the country Saturday, which...
UT police investigating domestic assault on campus Friday night
 University of Texas police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred Friday night in an on-campus dorm, officials said in a safety alert. According to police, a UT student reported being assaulted Friday night by her boyfriend, who is also a UT student. The incident occurred in the Jester residence hall, authorities said. Police...

Posted: 13 hours ago

University of Texas police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred Friday night in an on-campus dorm, officials said in a safety alert. According to police, a UT student reported being assaulted Friday night by her boyfriend, who is also a UT student. The incident occurred in the Jester residence hall, authorities said. Police...
Police searching for man that robbed Northeast Austin bank Saturday
 12 p.m. update: Austin police are searching for a man who robbed a Compass Bank in Northeast Austin on Saturday, the second time that bank has been robbed this month, officials said. The bank robbery was reported at 9:09 a.m. Saturday at the BBVA Compass Bank in the 5700 block of Cameron Road, police said. Authorities said a man wearing a...

Posted: 14 hours ago

12 p.m. update: Austin police are searching for a man who robbed a Compass Bank in Northeast Austin on Saturday, the second time that bank has been robbed this month, officials said. The bank robbery was reported at 9:09 a.m. Saturday at the BBVA Compass Bank in the 5700 block of Cameron Road, police said. Authorities said a man wearing a...
OVERNIGHT: Four injured, some critically, in crash in Northeast Austin
 Four people were injured late Friday night in a crash in Northeast Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The crash occurred shortly before 11 p.m. in the 6200 block of Decker Lane, EMS said. Four ambulances responded and took a total of four people to the hospital, including a woman believed to be in her 20s who had critical, life-threatening...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Four people were injured late Friday night in a crash in Northeast Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The crash occurred shortly before 11 p.m. in the 6200 block of Decker Lane, EMS said. Four ambulances responded and took a total of four people to the hospital, including a woman believed to be in her 20s who had critical, life-threatening...
Comal River in New Braunfels remains closed Saturday for recreation
 The Comal River will remain closed for recreational use on Saturday as crews clean up debris from the heavy storms on Friday, New Braunfels Police said. The waterway was closed on Friday after rain pummeled Central Texas. Now, officials say they waiting for water quality to return to normal before reopening the river for recreational use...

Posted: 15 hours ago

The Comal River will remain closed for recreational use on Saturday as crews clean up debris from the heavy storms on Friday, New Braunfels Police said. The waterway was closed on Friday after rain pummeled Central Texas. Now, officials say they waiting for water quality to return to normal before reopening the river for recreational use...
FORECAST: Storms possible Saturday in Austin, temps to reach a warm 76
 Isolated thunderstorms could make for a wet start to the weekend in the Austin area, however warm temperatures will prevail Saturday, when highs expected to reach 76 degrees, the National Weather Service says. The weather service has issued a special weather statement Saturday for several south Central Texas counties as scattered showers...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Isolated thunderstorms could make for a wet start to the weekend in the Austin area, however warm temperatures will prevail Saturday, when highs expected to reach 76 degrees, the National Weather Service says. The weather service has issued a special weather statement Saturday for several south Central Texas counties as scattered showers...
About 1,500 Austin students protest, demand stricter gun control laws
 At least 1,500 Austin students walked out of classes Friday to demand stricter gun laws in the second day of local demonstrations this week after the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. Students in at least five middle schools and two high schools in Austin, with the largest gatherings at Bailey Middle...

Posted: a day ago

At least 1,500 Austin students walked out of classes Friday to demand stricter gun laws in the second day of local demonstrations this week after the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. Students in at least five middle schools and two high schools in Austin, with the largest gatherings at Bailey Middle...
JUST IN: Teen pleads guilty to Kyle drive-by shooting, sentenced to 25 years for murder  
 A Kyle teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in a 2016 drive-by shooting. Jamez Gabriel Sanchez, 17, was arrested for the murder of 18-year-old Natanaell Bardales in 2016. Kyle police say Bardales was shot in the head by a gunman that opened fire from a passing car on April 2, 2016, in the 300 block...

Posted: a day ago

A Kyle teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in a 2016 drive-by shooting. Jamez Gabriel Sanchez, 17, was arrested for the murder of 18-year-old Natanaell Bardales in 2016. Kyle police say Bardales was shot in the head by a gunman that opened fire from a passing car on April 2, 2016, in the 300 block...
SCHOOL WALKOUTS: Anderson High School students join demonstrations demanding gun control
 1:20 p.m. update: Students at Anderson High School in northwest Austin walked out of their classrooms on Friday afternoon, joining several demonstrations throughout Austin to demand stricter gun laws. About 400 students huddled near the front of the high school carrying signs, observing 17 minutes of silence to honor the 17...

Posted: a day ago

1:20 p.m. update: Students at Anderson High School in northwest Austin walked out of their classrooms on Friday afternoon, joining several demonstrations throughout Austin to demand stricter gun laws. About 400 students huddled near the front of the high school carrying signs, observing 17 minutes of silence to honor the 17...
LATEST: SWAT standoff in Southeast Austin ends without arrest
 12:30 p.m. update: Austin police say a SWAT standoff in Southeast Austin has ended, but no one has been taken into custody. SWAT officers had been stationed outside a home in the 6900 block of Villita Avenida in the Montopolis neighborhood after a woman called police to report a domestic disturbance with a man that was possibly...

Posted: a day ago

12:30 p.m. update: Austin police say a SWAT standoff in Southeast Austin has ended, but no one has been taken into custody. SWAT officers had been stationed outside a home in the 6900 block of Villita Avenida in the Montopolis neighborhood after a woman called police to report a domestic disturbance with a man that was possibly...
UPDATE: Bowie High School student hit, critically injured by car Wednesday
 Austin school district officials have confirmed it was a Bowie High School student that was struck by a vehicle and critically injured near the school Wednesday night. Austin-Travis County EMS reported at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday that a teenage boy had been struck by a vehicle and injured near the high school at 4103 West Slaughter Lane in...

Posted: 2 days ago

Austin school district officials have confirmed it was a Bowie High School student that was struck by a vehicle and critically injured near the school Wednesday night. Austin-Travis County EMS reported at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday that a teenage boy had been struck by a vehicle and injured near the high school at 4103 West Slaughter Lane in...