Robert Eckhart

Investigative editor

Robert Eckhart is an editor who works with the Statesman’s investigative team as well as reporters covering K-12 education, health and the University of Texas.

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Four wounded as shooter fired from car in North Austin at random targets, police say
 230 UPDATE  A shooter armed with a rifle fired on vehicles at random in North Austin after 2 a.m. on Saturday, wounding four people and striking multiple vehicles, police say. Police say they have the gunman, who is in his late 20s, in custody,  but are not releasing his name at this time. A 7-year-old girl injured in the shooting...

Posted: 18 days ago

230 UPDATE  A shooter armed with a rifle fired on vehicles at random in North Austin after 2 a.m. on Saturday, wounding four people and striking multiple vehicles, police say. Police say they have the gunman, who is in his late 20s, in custody, but are not releasing his name at this time. A 7-year-old girl injured in the shooting...
Kyle’s first charter school scheduled to open in fall 2018
 Kyle is scheduled to get its first charter school next year when IDEA Public Schools plans to open a campus on Goforth Road near the Bluestem St. intersection. IDEA’s plans also include a Pflugerville campus for the 2018-2019 school year, near the intersection of Wells Branch Parkway and Immanuel Road. IDEA expects to enroll 480 students...

10:12 PM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Kyle is scheduled to get its first charter school next year when IDEA Public Schools plans to open a campus on Goforth Road near the Bluestem St. intersection. IDEA’s plans also include a Pflugerville campus for the 2018-2019 school year, near the intersection of Wells Branch Parkway and Immanuel Road. IDEA expects to enroll 480 students...
Survivors: Truck in deadly immigrant-smuggling incident had up to 200 people at one point
 Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents. A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr. also outlines the danger and cost...

3:12 PM Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017

Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents. A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr. also outlines the danger and cost...
Survivors: Truck in deadly incident had up to 200 people at one point
 3 p.m. update: Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents. A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr., also outlines the...

2:09 PM Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

3 p.m. update: Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents. A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr., also outlines the...
H-E-B issues recall for ground beef packaged Sunday at Buda store
 H-E-B has issued a precautionary recall for ground beef sold at its Buda store on Sunday. The recall is issued only for 80 percent lean ground chuck sold on Styrofoam trays that were packaged on Sunday with a time stamp later than 4:30 p.m. and sold at the Buda store, 15300 S IH 35 Frontage Road. Customers can return the product to the store...

3:52 AM Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

H-E-B has issued a precautionary recall for ground beef sold at its Buda store on Sunday. The recall is issued only for 80 percent lean ground chuck sold on Styrofoam trays that were packaged on Sunday with a time stamp later than 4:30 p.m. and sold at the Buda store, 15300 S IH 35 Frontage Road. Customers can return the product to the store...
Graham Dyer
Graham Dyer

8:54 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Graham Dyer
Waiting for answers
Kathy and Robert Dyer sit on a platform at the skatepark in downtown Paris, Texas on Monday, April 10, 2017, where their son Graham used to skateboard with his friends.

8:51 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Kathy and Robert Dyer sit on a platform at the skatepark in downtown Paris, Texas on Monday, April 10, 2017, where their son Graham used to skateboard with his friends.
Zilker Kite Fest postponed until March 12
 After a soggy Saturday, the ABC Kite Fest has been postponed until March 12, the festival’s organizers tweeted early this morning. “Due to weather and park conditions beyond our control, the city of Austin has informed us that the conditions warrant the cancellation of the Kite Festival,” says a statement issued via Twitter...

12:25 AM Sunday, Mar. 05, 2017

After a soggy Saturday, the ABC Kite Fest has been postponed until March 12, the festival’s organizers tweeted early this morning. “Due to weather and park conditions beyond our control, the city of Austin has informed us that the conditions warrant the cancellation of the Kite Festival,” says a statement issued via Twitter...
Georgetown lawmaker takes aim at Texas college tuition hikes
 College tuition at public universities in Texas would be capped, with future increases largely limited to the rate of inflation, under a bill filed Monday by State Sen. Charles Schwertner. Schwertner, R-Georgetown, filed Senate Bill 250 as high-ranking Republicans in the State Legislature continue to shame Texas universities for hikes that...

11:52 PM Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

College tuition at public universities in Texas would be capped, with future increases largely limited to the rate of inflation, under a bill filed Monday by State Sen. Charles Schwertner. Schwertner, R-Georgetown, filed Senate Bill 250 as high-ranking Republicans in the State Legislature continue to shame Texas universities for hikes that...
George Miller, CEO of CommUnity Care health clinic network, resigns
 George Miller, who has led CommUnityCare and its network of health clinics since 2013, has announced his resignation. CommUnityCare is affiliated with Central Health, Travis County’s public hospital district, and is the largest community health center system in Travis County. Miller’s resignation announcement comes a week after...

2:10 PM Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

George Miller, who has led CommUnityCare and its network of health clinics since 2013, has announced his resignation. CommUnityCare is affiliated with Central Health, Travis County’s public hospital district, and is the largest community health center system in Travis County. Miller’s resignation announcement comes a week after...