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Nicole Barrios

Reporter, Pflugerville Pflag & Round Rock Leader

Nicole Barrios is a reporter for the Pflugerville Pflag and Round Rock Leader newspapers covering city governments, the Round Rock Independent School District, community issues and the interesting people of Pflugerville and Round Rock. Nicole is also a breaking news reporter on Saturdays for the Austin American-Statesman. A bobcat for life, Nicole earned a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Previously, she interned at the Hays Free Press in Kyle and was the editor of The University Star, the Texas State student newspaper. She joined the Statesman team in June 2015. 

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Barks for Beers returns as another month-long fundraiser for Divine Canines.

Posted: 21 hours ago

Barks for Beers returns as another month-long fundraiser for Divine Canines.
Don Zimmerman files ethics complaint against Round Rock PAC
 Don Zimmerman, head of the Travis County Taxpayers Union political action committee, has filed an ethics complaint against the Betterment of Round Rock Texas PAC, saying the group violated the ethics code by making a contribution to another PAC after they had dissolved. Zimmerman, a former Austin City Council member, filed the complaint with...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Don Zimmerman, head of the Travis County Taxpayers Union political action committee, has filed an ethics complaint against the Betterment of Round Rock Texas PAC, saying the group violated the ethics code by making a contribution to another PAC after they had dissolved. Zimmerman, a former Austin City Council member, filed the complaint with...
Communication a top goal for 3 Round Rock Place 1 candidates
 City government transparency, community revitalization and maintaining quality of life are the top priorities for three candidates running for the Round Rock City Council Place 1 seat. Hollis Bone, Matthew Carothers and Tammy Young are all vying for the Place 1 spot being vacated by Mayor Pro Tem Craig Morgan, who is running for mayor...

Posted: a day ago

City government transparency, community revitalization and maintaining quality of life are the top priorities for three candidates running for the Round Rock City Council Place 1 seat. Hollis Bone, Matthew Carothers and Tammy Young are all vying for the Place 1 spot being vacated by Mayor Pro Tem Craig Morgan, who is running for mayor...
Police: All SB lanes of I-35 near U.S. 183 in North Austin shut down

Posted: 3 days ago

A crash has shut down all southbound lanes of North Interstate 35 near the 8500 block of the highway in North Austin, according to police. Officials are working to clear the scene, police said. Expect traffic delays in the area.
DPS: One dead in crash reported in Bastrop County on Highway 21 E
 8:42 p.m. update: One person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 21 E at South Shore Road in Bastrop County, authorities said. Officials received the call reporting the crash around 6:35 p.m., said DPS spokeswoman Robbie Barrera. Authorities are still on the scene, she said. It is unknown if anyone else involved in the...

Posted: 3 days ago

8:42 p.m. update: One person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 21 E at South Shore Road in Bastrop County, authorities said. Officials received the call reporting the crash around 6:35 p.m., said DPS spokeswoman Robbie Barrera. Authorities are still on the scene, she said. It is unknown if anyone else involved in the...
Family of soldier killed in hit-and-run still seeking answers
 A mother’s love can be strong and never-ending, and Lynn Pagan’s search for answers to who hit and killed her son on a Southeast Austin road two years ago shows that sentiment to be true. Another year has gone by and authorities haven’t found those responsible for the death of Lynn Pagan’s son, Army Sgt. Derek Pagan...

Posted: 3 days ago

A mother’s love can be strong and never-ending, and Lynn Pagan’s search for answers to who hit and killed her son on a Southeast Austin road two years ago shows that sentiment to be true. Another year has gone by and authorities haven’t found those responsible for the death of Lynn Pagan’s son, Army Sgt. Derek Pagan...
Pflugerville, Round Rock among cities reviewing Oncor rate increase
 Round Rock and Pflugerville are among a group of cities passing resolutions to review a proposed rate increase from the Oncor electric company. The Alliance of Oncor Cities, which includes Round Rock, Pflugerville and 23 other Texas cities, is the group reviewing the possible increase. The resolutions passed by city councils allow the group&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Round Rock and Pflugerville are among a group of cities passing resolutions to review a proposed rate increase from the Oncor electric company. The Alliance of Oncor Cities, which includes Round Rock, Pflugerville and 23 other Texas cities, is the group reviewing the possible increase. The resolutions passed by city councils allow the group&rsquo...
Pflugerville police: 5 teens in custody for vandalizing Typhoon Texas
 Five teenagers are in custody after Pflugerville police said they broke into Typhoon Texas over the weekend and vandalized items inside and outside of the water park, according to a police news release. The Pflugerville water park is currently undergoing renovations to open in late May. The water park was previously operated by Hawaiian Falls...

Posted: 5 days ago

Five teenagers are in custody after Pflugerville police said they broke into Typhoon Texas over the weekend and vandalized items inside and outside of the water park, according to a police news release. The Pflugerville water park is currently undergoing renovations to open in late May. The water park was previously operated by Hawaiian Falls...
City leaders pledges support for Round Rock ISD natatorium
 Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley and Mayor Pro Tem Craig Morgan pledged financial support for the proposed natatorium included on the $572 million Round Rock school district bond. The city signed a letter of intent to support the natatorium project if the bond is approved by voters, Hadley said at Thursday night’s school board...

Posted: 5 days ago

Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley and Mayor Pro Tem Craig Morgan pledged financial support for the proposed natatorium included on the $572 million Round Rock school district bond. The city signed a letter of intent to support the natatorium project if the bond is approved by voters, Hadley said at Thursday night’s school board...
State: PAC supporting Round Rock ISD bond made illegal contribution
 A political action committee supporting the Round Rock school district’s $572 million bond proposal made an illegal contribution to another PAC after it was dissolved, according to the state ethics commission. Don Zimmerman, former Austin City Council member and head of the Travis County Taxpayers Union PAC, organizeda news conferenceApril...

Posted: 6 days ago

A political action committee supporting the Round Rock school district’s $572 million bond proposal made an illegal contribution to another PAC after it was dissolved, according to the state ethics commission. Don Zimmerman, former Austin City Council member and head of the Travis County Taxpayers Union PAC, organizeda news conferenceApril...
NEW DETAILS: Cedar Park police ID woman killed in U.S. 183-A crash
 Cedar Park police have identified the woman killed in a rollover crash that occurred Monday night. Victoria Celeste DeKay, 17, of Belton was ejected from her vehicle and died at the scene, police said in a statement. Authorities received calls reporting the single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of the U.S. 183-A tollway near the Park...

Posted: 8 days ago

Cedar Park police have identified the woman killed in a rollover crash that occurred Monday night. Victoria Celeste DeKay, 17, of Belton was ejected from her vehicle and died at the scene, police said in a statement. Authorities received calls reporting the single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of the U.S. 183-A tollway near the Park...