Nolan Hicks

Breaking news reporter

Nolan Hicks is a breaking news reporter for the American-Statesman who has covered government and politics in Texas and New York City since 2011. He was most recently on the projects team at The New York Daily News, which won acclaim for its investigations of the New York City Police Department. Follow him on Twitter @ndhapple.

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FORECAST: Crisp this morning; cool, clear week ahead
 Monday forecast for Austin: It’s not quite sweater weather, but the crisp weather outside this morning foretells the week’s weather: cool and clear with nary a chance of rain in sight.  Temperatures will climb from the 50s this morning to the low 80s today, with highs expected to be knocked back down into the 70s by...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Monday forecast for Austin: It’s not quite sweater weather, but the crisp weather outside this morning foretells the week’s weather: cool and clear with nary a chance of rain in sight.  Temperatures will climb from the 50s this morning to the low 80s today, with highs expected to be knocked back down into the 70s by...
School bus, motorcycle collide in East Austin; no injuries reported
 An Austin school district bus and a motorcycle collided early Friday but no one was injured, Austin police said.  The collision took place on the 900 block of Springdale Road near Bolm Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. and was quickly cleared.  Austin ISD said no students were on the bus.

Posted: 3 days ago

An Austin school district bus and a motorcycle collided early Friday but no one was injured, Austin police said.  The collision took place on the 900 block of Springdale Road near Bolm Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. and was quickly cleared.  Austin ISD said no students were on the bus.
UPDATE: Thunderstorms firing up in eastern Bastrop County near Smithville 
 12:40 p.m. update: Doppler radar shows storms firing up in western Bastrop County near Smithville and parts of Texas southeast of the Austin metro area. The National Weather Service is reporting foggy and misty conditions at its weather station at Camp Mabry in Central Austin, with temperatures around 70 degrees and calm winds. Conditions...

Posted: 3 days ago

12:40 p.m. update: Doppler radar shows storms firing up in western Bastrop County near Smithville and parts of Texas southeast of the Austin metro area. The National Weather Service is reporting foggy and misty conditions at its weather station at Camp Mabry in Central Austin, with temperatures around 70 degrees and calm winds. Conditions...
Attorney General Sessions hails anti-sanctuary cities law in Texas
 2:25 p.m. update: Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said she disagrees with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who praised Texas’ anti-sanctuary city law in a speech in Austin Friday. “I could not disagree more strongly. [Senate Bill 4] does not make our communities safer and Attorney General Sessions does not know our community...

Posted: 3 days ago

2:25 p.m. update: Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said she disagrees with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who praised Texas’ anti-sanctuary city law in a speech in Austin Friday. “I could not disagree more strongly. [Senate Bill 4] does not make our communities safer and Attorney General Sessions does not know our community...
Gulf moisture, approaching cold front could make for soggy weekend
 Get the umbrellas and ponchos ready for the bleachers, football and Formula One fans: This weekend promises to be a slick and soggy one. First, southeasterly winds will bring humidity from the Gulf of Mexico and increase rain chances to 40 percent on Friday and 30 percent on Saturday, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Then...

Posted: 3 days ago

Get the umbrellas and ponchos ready for the bleachers, football and Formula One fans: This weekend promises to be a slick and soggy one. First, southeasterly winds will bring humidity from the Gulf of Mexico and increase rain chances to 40 percent on Friday and 30 percent on Saturday, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Then...
School bus collides with vehicle in Northwest Austin; no injuries reported
 A Round Rock ISD school bus collided with another vehicle in Northwest Austin early Thursday, but none on board was injured, authorities said.  The wreck took place shortly after 7:30 a.m. along the 11800 block of Jollyville Road, near the intersection with Pavilion Boulevard and was quickly cleared.

Posted: 3 days ago

A Round Rock ISD school bus collided with another vehicle in Northwest Austin early Thursday, but none on board was injured, authorities said.  The wreck took place shortly after 7:30 a.m. along the 11800 block of Jollyville Road, near the intersection with Pavilion Boulevard and was quickly cleared.
FORECAST: Gulf humidity to return, bringing chance for evening showers
 Thursday forecast for Austin: After a cool start, heat and humidity will return to Austin on Thursday, bringing a small chance for late showers and storms through Saturday, fueled by moist air flowing from the Gulf of Mexico.  However, the weather pattern promises to be short-lived when a cold front is expected to arrive Saturday...

Posted: 4 days ago

Thursday forecast for Austin: After a cool start, heat and humidity will return to Austin on Thursday, bringing a small chance for late showers and storms through Saturday, fueled by moist air flowing from the Gulf of Mexico.  However, the weather pattern promises to be short-lived when a cold front is expected to arrive Saturday...
Suit blames Ford for Austin police officer’s carbon monoxide illness
 An Austin police officer and his wife are suing Ford Motor Co., alleging that its Explorer SUV’s flawed exhaust system led to the officer’s carbon monoxide poisoning and subsequent damage to his nervous system. The lawsuit is at least the second filed by an Austin police officer that accuses the automaker of negligence, saying...

Posted: 4 days ago

An Austin police officer and his wife are suing Ford Motor Co., alleging that its Explorer SUV’s flawed exhaust system led to the officer’s carbon monoxide poisoning and subsequent damage to his nervous system. The lawsuit is at least the second filed by an Austin police officer that accuses the automaker of negligence, saying...
FORECAST: Chilly start to superb Wednesday; humidity, rain chances return Thursday
 Wednesday forecast for Austin: Another superb day across the Austin area, with high temperatures remaining in the low 80s and lows dropping into the 60s overnight, the National Weather Service says. The day is starting on a cold note, with temperatures at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sinking to as low as 41 degrees –...

Posted: 5 days ago

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Another superb day across the Austin area, with high temperatures remaining in the low 80s and lows dropping into the 60s overnight, the National Weather Service says. The day is starting on a cold note, with temperatures at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sinking to as low as 41 degrees –...
FORECAST: Coldest morning in months starts gorgeous Tuesday, rain possible by Friday
 Tuesday forecast for Austin: It’s the sort of weather that would make a Miami mobster from a Elmore Leonard novel want his leather jacket: Chilly outside this morning, before warming up to near 80 degrees for a high this afternoon.  In short, it’ll be another gorgeous day — and week — throughout Central Texas...

Posted: 6 days ago

Tuesday forecast for Austin: It’s the sort of weather that would make a Miami mobster from a Elmore Leonard novel want his leather jacket: Chilly outside this morning, before warming up to near 80 degrees for a high this afternoon.  In short, it’ll be another gorgeous day — and week — throughout Central Texas...