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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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Texas Observer names Austin Monitor boss as new publisher
 The venerable and liberal, Austin-based Texas Observer named Michael Kanin as its new publisher Friday, putting the tattooed chief of a local news nonprofit in charge of the cash-strapped magazine that launched the careers of some of the state’s most notable journalists and columnists, including Molly Ivins. Kanin is leaving the...

Posted: a day ago

The venerable and liberal, Austin-based Texas Observer named Michael Kanin as its new publisher Friday, putting the tattooed chief of a local news nonprofit in charge of the cash-strapped magazine that launched the careers of some of the state’s most notable journalists and columnists, including Molly Ivins. Kanin is leaving the...
UPDATE: Austin breaks heat record, with damaging winds and hail possible Saturday
 4:05 p.m. update: The temperature has risen 4 degrees at Camp Mabry in less than an hour, according to National Weather Service data -- meaning Austin just set another all-time record high, at 95 degrees. The heat index is 101. The normal high for today is 83 degrees, according to the weather service. The previous record, of 94 degrees, was...

Posted: a day ago

4:05 p.m. update: The temperature has risen 4 degrees at Camp Mabry in less than an hour, according to National Weather Service data -- meaning Austin just set another all-time record high, at 95 degrees. The heat index is 101. The normal high for today is 83 degrees, according to the weather service. The previous record, of 94 degrees, was...
NEW DETAILS: Police ID Cedar Park man arrested after hours-long SWAT standoff 
 It began with a 911 call. A woman told a dispatcher she was worried about Galen Wasem and asked if someone could look in on him. That request triggered a series of events that culminated in a six-hour standoff between Wasem and Cedar Park police, which ended when officers broke down the door of the apartment where Wasem...

Posted: a day ago

It began with a 911 call. A woman told a dispatcher she was worried about Galen Wasem and asked if someone could look in on him. That request triggered a series of events that culminated in a six-hour standoff between Wasem and Cedar Park police, which ended when officers broke down the door of the apartment where Wasem...
ISOLATED INCIDENT: UT police say drive-by shooting didn’t involve students or staff
 University of Texas and Austin police are on the hunt for a gunman following reports of a drive-by shooting near campus Thursday morning. The scene unfolded at an off-campus construction site near the intersection of Dean Keeton and San Jacinto streets just after 10 a.m., when a man in a white sedan shot at an unidentified person ...

Posted: 2 days ago

University of Texas and Austin police are on the hunt for a gunman following reports of a drive-by shooting near campus Thursday morning. The scene unfolded at an off-campus construction site near the intersection of Dean Keeton and San Jacinto streets just after 10 a.m., when a man in a white sedan shot at an unidentified person ...
EMS: Pedestrian critically injured in Southeast Austin wreck
 A Southeast Austin wreck left a pedestrian critically injured Thursday morning, authorities said. The wreck occurred at the intersection of East Stassney Lane and Chaparral Trail shortly before 6:30 a.m. Paramedics took the man, believed to be in his 40s, to South Austin Medical Center for treatment. 

Posted: 2 days ago

A Southeast Austin wreck left a pedestrian critically injured Thursday morning, authorities said. The wreck occurred at the intersection of East Stassney Lane and Chaparral Trail shortly before 6:30 a.m. Paramedics took the man, believed to be in his 40s, to South Austin Medical Center for treatment. 
STORMY SAT. NIGHT: Cold front to generate rain, possibly damaging winds, hail
 4 p.m. update: A cold front sweeping through the state may produce strong to severe storms Saturday night in the Hill Country and along the Interstate 35 corridor, the National Weather Service says. Forecasters say other possible weather threats include damaging straight-line winds of 60 mph or stronger and hail between 1 and 2...

Posted: 2 days ago

4 p.m. update: A cold front sweeping through the state may produce strong to severe storms Saturday night in the Hill Country and along the Interstate 35 corridor, the National Weather Service says. Forecasters say other possible weather threats include damaging straight-line winds of 60 mph or stronger and hail between 1 and 2...
Man accuses Buda police of excessive force after shocked by stun gun
 A Buda man is accusing police of violating his civil rights after officers tackled and shocked him with a stun gun inside his home last year, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. The suit is the second filed in the past year alleging that Buda officers — including one named in Tuesday’s complaint — used...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Buda man is accusing police of violating his civil rights after officers tackled and shocked him with a stun gun inside his home last year, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. The suit is the second filed in the past year alleging that Buda officers — including one named in Tuesday’s complaint — used...
Lawsuit accuses Buda police of excessive force after using stun gun on man at home
 A Buda man is accusing police of violating his civil rights after officers tackled and shocked him with a stun gun inside his home last year, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. The suit is at least the second filed in the past year alleging that Buda cops — including one named in Tuesday’s complaint...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Buda man is accusing police of violating his civil rights after officers tackled and shocked him with a stun gun inside his home last year, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. The suit is at least the second filed in the past year alleging that Buda cops — including one named in Tuesday’s complaint...
UT fraternity’s insurer sues to get out of liability after shooting
 The insurer of a University of Texas fraternity that hosted a party where a security guard was shot wants out from its liability policy protecting the Greek house. British-based Liberty Corporate Capital filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Austin, arguing its policy does not protect the Alpha Nu chapter of the national Sigma Chi Fraternity...

Posted: 4 days ago

The insurer of a University of Texas fraternity that hosted a party where a security guard was shot wants out from its liability policy protecting the Greek house. British-based Liberty Corporate Capital filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Austin, arguing its policy does not protect the Alpha Nu chapter of the national Sigma Chi Fraternity...
SIGMA CHI SHOOTING: UT fraternity’s insurer sues to get out of liability
 The  insurer of a University of Texas fraternity that hosted a party where a security guard was shot wants out from its liability policy protecting the Greek house.  British-based Liberty Corporate Capital filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Austin, arguing its policy does not protect the Alpha Nu chapter of the national...

Posted: 4 days ago

The insurer of a University of Texas fraternity that hosted a party where a security guard was shot wants out from its liability policy protecting the Greek house.  British-based Liberty Corporate Capital filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Austin, arguing its policy does not protect the Alpha Nu chapter of the national...