Taylor Goldenstein

Travis/Hays counties reporter

Taylor Goldenstein covers Travis and Hays counties and is also a breaking news reporter on Saturdays. Previously, she reported for the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning San Bernardino shooting coverage, as well as the Chicago Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. She hails from Buffalo Grove, a suburb of Chicago, and is a proud University of Illinois alumna. She joined the Statesman in September 2016. Follow her on Twitter @taygoldenstein.

Latest from Taylor Goldenstein

10 dead, suspect jailed in deadliest Texas school shooting since 1966
 In the deadliest school shooting to plague Texas in more than 50 years, a teenager armed with a shotgun and .38-caliber revolver killed 10 people, mostly students, and wounded 10 others during a rampage at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested on a capital murder charge and is being held without bail...

Posted: 2 days ago

In the deadliest school shooting to plague Texas in more than 50 years, a teenager armed with a shotgun and .38-caliber revolver killed 10 people, mostly students, and wounded 10 others during a rampage at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested on a capital murder charge and is being held without bail...
Ten dead, 10 injured in Santa Fe school shooting; suspect arrested
 In the deadliest school shooting to plague Texas in more than 50 years, a teenager armed with a shotgun and .38-caliber revolver killed 10 people and wounded 10 others during a rampage at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested on a capital murder charge and is being held without bail at the Galveston...

Posted: 2 days ago

In the deadliest school shooting to plague Texas in more than 50 years, a teenager armed with a shotgun and .38-caliber revolver killed 10 people and wounded 10 others during a rampage at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was arrested on a capital murder charge and is being held without bail at the Galveston...
Engineers begin digging into matter of Shoal Creek bluff’s collapse
 Engineers working with the city of Austin will start digging Friday for possible solutions to the May 4 landslide along Shoal Creek, drilling into the bluff and taking a 120-foot sample of the earth. Mike Kelly, Austin Watershed Protection Department managing engineer, said during a news conference Thursday that the sample, stretching from...

Posted: 3 days ago

Engineers working with the city of Austin will start digging Friday for possible solutions to the May 4 landslide along Shoal Creek, drilling into the bluff and taking a 120-foot sample of the earth. Mike Kelly, Austin Watershed Protection Department managing engineer, said during a news conference Thursday that the sample, stretching from...
Engineers begin digging into matter of Shoal Creek bluff’s collapse
 Engineers working with the city of Austin will start digging Friday for possible solutions to the May 4 landslide along Shoal Creek, drilling into the bluff and taking a 120-foot sample of the earth. Mike Kelly, Austin Watershed Protection Department managing engineer, said during a news conference Thursday that the sample, stretching from...

Posted: 3 days ago

Engineers working with the city of Austin will start digging Friday for possible solutions to the May 4 landslide along Shoal Creek, drilling into the bluff and taking a 120-foot sample of the earth. Mike Kelly, Austin Watershed Protection Department managing engineer, said during a news conference Thursday that the sample, stretching from...
Travis County commissioners condemn contractor’s use of racial slur
 Travis County commissioners on Tuesday condemned the use of a racial slur by a construction contractor during a county staff-led stakeholder meeting last week. The county organized a May 8 discussion between construction contractors and labor groups about proposals to reform Travis County’s worker protection rules. The contractor used...

Posted: 5 days ago

Travis County commissioners on Tuesday condemned the use of a racial slur by a construction contractor during a county staff-led stakeholder meeting last week. The county organized a May 8 discussion between construction contractors and labor groups about proposals to reform Travis County’s worker protection rules. The contractor used...
Travis commissioners condemn contractor’s use of racial slur
 Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday condemned the use of a racial slur by a construction contractor during a county staff-led stakeholder meeting last week. The county organized a May 8 discussion between construction contractors and labor groups about proposals to reform Travis County’s worker protection rules. The contractor used...

Posted: 5 days ago

Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday condemned the use of a racial slur by a construction contractor during a county staff-led stakeholder meeting last week. The county organized a May 8 discussion between construction contractors and labor groups about proposals to reform Travis County’s worker protection rules. The contractor used...
Central Health gives updates on eastern Travis County expansion
 Travis County’s health care district, Central Health, gave an update on the various stages of its planned projects to increase services in eastern Travis County during a community conversation event Monday night. JP Eichmiller, director of strategic communications, told more than three dozen attendees that the agency has analyzed county...

Posted: 6 days ago

Travis County’s health care district, Central Health, gave an update on the various stages of its planned projects to increase services in eastern Travis County during a community conversation event Monday night. JP Eichmiller, director of strategic communications, told more than three dozen attendees that the agency has analyzed county...
Landslide along Shoal Creek leaves homeowners facing uncertainty
 Standing in the backyard of the Wooldridge Drive home where he was born and that he now owns, William Heyer pointed at a lofty tree below what just days ago was a gentle slope at the edge of his property and now is an abrupt drop-off. “That big tree,” he said Wednesday, moving his pointing finger up to the open space in front...

Posted: 11 days ago

Standing in the backyard of the Wooldridge Drive home where he was born and that he now owns, William Heyer pointed at a lofty tree below what just days ago was a gentle slope at the edge of his property and now is an abrupt drop-off. “That big tree,” he said Wednesday, moving his pointing finger up to the open space in front...
Travis commissioners appoint first Palm School advisory board member
 The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday nominated the first member to a three-person advisory board that will make recommendations regarding how the county’s historic Palm School property ought to be preserved and redeveloped. Commissioner Margaret Gómez nominated Anita Quintanilla, a former student of the school, and...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday nominated the first member to a three-person advisory board that will make recommendations regarding how the county’s historic Palm School property ought to be preserved and redeveloped. Commissioner Margaret Gómez nominated Anita Quintanilla, a former student of the school, and...
Finding Euphoria festival will shift to downtown venues
 After struggling to file the required documents needed to gain a permit from Travis County, organizers of the electronic music festival Finding Euphoria have decided to move the festival from Carson Creek Ranch to various spots in downtown Austin, according to the festival’s website. “While we were initially confident that the...

Posted: 13 days ago

After struggling to file the required documents needed to gain a permit from Travis County, organizers of the electronic music festival Finding Euphoria have decided to move the festival from Carson Creek Ranch to various spots in downtown Austin, according to the festival’s website. “While we were initially confident that the...
UPDATED: Finding Euphoria fest moves event to downtown venues
 Organizers of the electronic music festival Finding Euphoria, who have struggled to file the required documents needed to gain a permit from Travis County, have moved the festival from Carson Creek Ranch to locations in downtown Austin, according to the event website. “While we were initially confident that the permitting issues...

Posted: 13 days ago

Organizers of the electronic music festival Finding Euphoria, who have struggled to file the required documents needed to gain a permit from Travis County, have moved the festival from Carson Creek Ranch to locations in downtown Austin, according to the event website. “While we were initially confident that the permitting issues...