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Two dead, four injured in Williamson County crash Sunday night
 9:45 p.m. update: Texas 95 in Williamson County has reopened following a two-vehicle collision that killed two people and sent four others to the hospital Sunday night, officials said. The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into the fiery collision, which occurred on Texas 95 just south of the Bell County line...

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9:45 p.m. update: Texas 95 in Williamson County has reopened following a two-vehicle collision that killed two people and sent four others to the hospital Sunday night, officials said. The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into the fiery collision, which occurred on Texas 95 just south of the Bell County line...
NEW NOW: Woman shot in East Austin died in hospital, police say
 7:15 p.m. update: A woman who was shot Sunday in East Austin has died in the hospital, according to Austin police. The Austin Police Department is now heading up a homicide investigation. At a press conference Sunday night, officer Justin Berry provided limited information about the crime and said no one was in custody. He said he did not...

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7:15 p.m. update: A woman who was shot Sunday in East Austin has died in the hospital, according to Austin police. The Austin Police Department is now heading up a homicide investigation. At a press conference Sunday night, officer Justin Berry provided limited information about the crime and said no one was in custody. He said he did not...
Bastrop County commissioner Bubba Snowden’s trial set for May
 Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden will go to trial in May after pleading not guilty to charges of abuse of official capacity, court records show. Snowden was indicted last month by a Bastrop County grand jury on three counts of abuse of official capacity — one of those charges being a third-degree felony, the other two state...

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Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden will go to trial in May after pleading not guilty to charges of abuse of official capacity, court records show. Snowden was indicted last month by a Bastrop County grand jury on three counts of abuse of official capacity — one of those charges being a third-degree felony, the other two state...
Ennis announces bid for re-election; Rogers seeks Bastrop council seat
 Wednesday was the first day to file as a candidate in the upcoming Bastrop city elections, and two people have tossed their hats in the ring for City Council seats: local business owner Drusilla Rogers for Place 2 and Bill Ennis seeking re-election to Place 4. Only the Place 2 and 4 seats are up for grabs in May. Council Member Gary Schiff...

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Wednesday was the first day to file as a candidate in the upcoming Bastrop city elections, and two people have tossed their hats in the ring for City Council seats: local business owner Drusilla Rogers for Place 2 and Bill Ennis seeking re-election to Place 4. Only the Place 2 and 4 seats are up for grabs in May. Council Member Gary Schiff...
Appeal of judge’s ruling on Bastrop groundwater issue up in the air
 A battle over groundwater rights in Bastrop County marches on. On Wednesday, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District delayed a decision on whether to appeal a state district judge’s ruling that will allow a group of landowners to challenge a permit to withdraw 15 billion gallons of groundwater annually from the Simsboro formation...

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A battle over groundwater rights in Bastrop County marches on. On Wednesday, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District delayed a decision on whether to appeal a state district judge’s ruling that will allow a group of landowners to challenge a permit to withdraw 15 billion gallons of groundwater annually from the Simsboro formation...
Bastrop County grand jury indicts eight in January
 A Bastrop County grand jury indicted eight people in January for crimes including burglary, drug possession and evading arrest, according to district court records. Among those indicted was a Garland man, Danny Ray Shelton, 50, who police say burglarized two storage units in Bastrop and was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine...

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A Bastrop County grand jury indicted eight people in January for crimes including burglary, drug possession and evading arrest, according to district court records. Among those indicted was a Garland man, Danny Ray Shelton, 50, who police say burglarized two storage units in Bastrop and was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine...
Two Smithville families get keys to new state-financed homes
 Prudencio and Adela Espinoza lived in their home on Walker Street in Smithville more than 50 years. It was a beautiful, two-story house with a large rounded porch beset by columns, where they raised their children and grandchildren. But through the years, the roof started to leak water in several places, and the sheetrock caved in. Adela...

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Prudencio and Adela Espinoza lived in their home on Walker Street in Smithville more than 50 years. It was a beautiful, two-story house with a large rounded porch beset by columns, where they raised their children and grandchildren. But through the years, the roof started to leak water in several places, and the sheetrock caved in. Adela...
Master plan in the works for Bastrop’s cultural arts
 Bastrop is beginning to reboot its cultural arts scene with the hiring of a consultant to craft a long-term plan for the city that will leverage tax dollars to promote the arts. “Over the last decade, there have been several attempts to form some kind of cultural arts council to provide input and plan for all of our different arts entities...

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Bastrop is beginning to reboot its cultural arts scene with the hiring of a consultant to craft a long-term plan for the city that will leverage tax dollars to promote the arts. “Over the last decade, there have been several attempts to form some kind of cultural arts council to provide input and plan for all of our different arts entities...
WEATHER: Hard freeze warning issued for Bastrop County
 9:30 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for Bastrop and several Central Texas counties effective until noon Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to range from the mid 20s to teens overnight before rising above freezing about noon. The weather service said no wintry precipitation is expected overnight...

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9:30 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for Bastrop and several Central Texas counties effective until noon Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to range from the mid 20s to teens overnight before rising above freezing about noon. The weather service said no wintry precipitation is expected overnight...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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...

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---- 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...
Llano police chief places himself on leave 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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