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Georgetown police: Man has harassed Sun City residents since 2016
 Georgetown police are searching for a man who has been harassing Sun City residents for more than two years, even walking into their homes at night and standing at the foot of their beds until they wake up, a police spokesman said. Sun City is a retirement community with several thousand homes in Georgetown. The man has been involved in at...

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Georgetown police are searching for a man who has been harassing Sun City residents for more than two years, even walking into their homes at night and standing at the foot of their beds until they wake up, a police spokesman said. Sun City is a retirement community with several thousand homes in Georgetown. The man has been involved in at...
Police: Man attacked, cut person he thought was behind home invasion
 An Austin man is accused of cutting an apartment resident with a machete because he thought the victim was involved in a home invasion, according to an arrest affidavit released this week. Samuel Diaz-Parra, 58, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail. The attack...

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An Austin man is accused of cutting an apartment resident with a machete because he thought the victim was involved in a home invasion, according to an arrest affidavit released this week. Samuel Diaz-Parra, 58, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail. The attack...
Round Rock driver hit motorcyclist he knew, left scene, police say
 A Round Rock driver is accused of hitting a motorcyclist he knew while driving on Interstate 35 in Georgetown and leaving the scene, according to an arrest affidavit. Logan Vance, 27, was charged with accident involving injury, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Police were notified at about 3 p.m. Thursday about...

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A Round Rock driver is accused of hitting a motorcyclist he knew while driving on Interstate 35 in Georgetown and leaving the scene, according to an arrest affidavit. Logan Vance, 27, was charged with accident involving injury, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Police were notified at about 3 p.m. Thursday about...
Georgetown park with land donated by millionaire opens in June
 The city of Georgetown will celebrate the grand opening of its largest park — with land donated by Jack and Cammy Garey — on June 9. The 525-acre Garey Park, located along the South San Gabriel River at 6540 RM 2243, is about 1½ times the size of Zilker Park in Austin, said a news release from the city. RELATED: Millionaire...

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The city of Georgetown will celebrate the grand opening of its largest park — with land donated by Jack and Cammy Garey — on June 9. The 525-acre Garey Park, located along the South San Gabriel River at 6540 RM 2243, is about 1½ times the size of Zilker Park in Austin, said a news release from the city. RELATED: Millionaire...
UPDATE: ‘We want change,’ Austin-area students say at rally for stricter gun laws
 2:23 p.m. update: Thousands of Central Texas students gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to call for stricter guns laws. Around 2,000 students from a variety of Austin-area schools walked out of their classes on Friday morning and met up at Wooldridge Square Park to march to the Capitol with other student protesters. At 1 p.m.,...

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2:23 p.m. update: Thousands of Central Texas students gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to call for stricter guns laws. Around 2,000 students from a variety of Austin-area schools walked out of their classes on Friday morning and met up at Wooldridge Square Park to march to the Capitol with other student protesters. At 1 p.m.,...
‘This is our showpiece’: Project to modernize Brushy Creek dam complete
 Regional officials showed off on Wednesday the completion of an $18 million construction project to modernize a dam in Williamson County Wednesday that also included money for improvements to a popular trail running along it. The dam is by the city of Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park at 3300 Brushy Creek Road. It is one of a series...

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Regional officials showed off on Wednesday the completion of an $18 million construction project to modernize a dam in Williamson County Wednesday that also included money for improvements to a popular trail running along it. The dam is by the city of Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park at 3300 Brushy Creek Road. It is one of a series...
Pflugerville man charged with pointing loaded rifle at car he hit
 A Pflugerville man is accused of pointing a loaded rifle — equipped with a drum capable of holding 60 rounds — at some people at a high school parking lot in Georgetown on Sunday after he hit their car, according to an arrest affidavit. Daniel Boren, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...

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A Pflugerville man is accused of pointing a loaded rifle — equipped with a drum capable of holding 60 rounds — at some people at a high school parking lot in Georgetown on Sunday after he hit their car, according to an arrest affidavit. Daniel Boren, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...
Williamson County approves hospital payments for indigent health care
 Williamson County commissioners have approved collecting an estimated $30 million per year in mandatory payments from area hospitals to help pay for indigent care. The county’s nine hospitals will be paying 3.89 percent of their net revenue per year for the program for needy patients. The federal government will match every dollar the...

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Williamson County commissioners have approved collecting an estimated $30 million per year in mandatory payments from area hospitals to help pay for indigent care. The county’s nine hospitals will be paying 3.89 percent of their net revenue per year for the program for needy patients. The federal government will match every dollar the...
3 Cedar Park police officers rescue man during apartment fire
 Three Cedar Park police officers helped save a man’s life during an apartment fire last week, officials said in a statement Tuesday. The officers were notified about a fire at 1:20 a.m. April 11 at 335 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park, the statement said. After the officers arrived, they were told a resident might still be inside the...

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Three Cedar Park police officers helped save a man’s life during an apartment fire last week, officials said in a statement Tuesday. The officers were notified about a fire at 1:20 a.m. April 11 at 335 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park, the statement said. After the officers arrived, they were told a resident might still be inside the...
Seven candidates competing for three places on Leander City Council
 Two Leander City Council members are facing a challenger in their re-election bids while an open third seat has drawn three candidates in the May 5 election. The race for the Place 2 seat pits incumbent Michelle Stephenson against Philip Contatore, while Christine Sederquist will challenge Council Member Ron Abruzzese for his Place 4 seat...

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Two Leander City Council members are facing a challenger in their re-election bids while an open third seat has drawn three candidates in the May 5 election. The race for the Place 2 seat pits incumbent Michelle Stephenson against Philip Contatore, while Christine Sederquist will challenge Council Member Ron Abruzzese for his Place 4 seat...
Texas men accused in machine gun smuggling scheme
 Two men from Central Texas and an Arizona machine gun manufacturer have been accused in a scheme that involved smuggling machine guns and ammunition to Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Tyler Carlson, 28, of Austin; Michael Fox, 69, of Georgetown; and Tracy Garwood, 62, of Scottsdale, Arizona, were...

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Two men from Central Texas and an Arizona machine gun manufacturer have been accused in a scheme that involved smuggling machine guns and ammunition to Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Tyler Carlson, 28, of Austin; Michael Fox, 69, of Georgetown; and Tracy Garwood, 62, of Scottsdale, Arizona, were...
Officials, mother hopeful car will yield clues to Cooke’s disappearance
 As a tarp-covered car possibly linked to the disappearance of Rachel Cooke 16 years ago rolled into a Williamson County facility Friday, investigators and Cooke’s mother said they were cautiously optimistic it might yield clues. “I’m excited, but it’s tempered because I’ve been on the roller coaster ride and...

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As a tarp-covered car possibly linked to the disappearance of Rachel Cooke 16 years ago rolled into a Williamson County facility Friday, investigators and Cooke’s mother said they were cautiously optimistic it might yield clues. “I’m excited, but it’s tempered because I’ve been on the roller coaster ride and...
Austin woman, Taylor woman killed in rollover in Cedar Park
 An Austin woman and a Taylor woman both died in a one-vehicle rollover early Friday morning in Cedar Park, police said. Connie Brown, 48, of Austin and Sara Johnson, 30, of Taylor died at the scene at FM 1431 and New Hope Drive, according to police. When officers received a call about the rollover at 1 a.m. Friday, they arrived to find a...

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An Austin woman and a Taylor woman both died in a one-vehicle rollover early Friday morning in Cedar Park, police said. Connie Brown, 48, of Austin and Sara Johnson, 30, of Taylor died at the scene at FM 1431 and New Hope Drive, according to police. When officers received a call about the rollover at 1 a.m. Friday, they arrived to find a...
Trans Am found in Dallas linked to Rachel Cooke case, Williamson sheriff says
 9:15 a.m. update: A Pontiac Trans Am that authorities found in Dallas is the car that witnessses reported seeing when Rachel Cooke, 19, disappeared while jogging in Georgetown in 2002, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Friday morning.  Chody said the car is linked to three to four “persons of interest” in the...

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9:15 a.m. update: A Pontiac Trans Am that authorities found in Dallas is the car that witnessses reported seeing when Rachel Cooke, 19, disappeared while jogging in Georgetown in 2002, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Friday morning.  Chody said the car is linked to three to four “persons of interest” in the...
Mother of boy killed in crash speaks to Cedar Park City Council
 The mother and stepfather of one of two boys killed in a wreck in January — which police say was caused by drivers who were drag racing — spoke to the Cedar Park City Council on Thursday night asking for council members to work on making the town a safer community. “Eli was a sweet child who loved life and people,&rdquo...

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The mother and stepfather of one of two boys killed in a wreck in January — which police say was caused by drivers who were drag racing — spoke to the Cedar Park City Council on Thursday night asking for council members to work on making the town a safer community. “Eli was a sweet child who loved life and people,&rdquo...
Austin, Georgetown men accused in machine gun smuggling scheme
 An Austin man, a Georgetown man and an Arizona machine gun manufacturer have been accused in a scheme that involved smuggling machine guns and ammunition to Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Tyler Carlson, 28, of Austin; Michael Fox, 69, of Georgetown; and Tracy Garwood, 62, of Scottsdale, Ariz.,...

Posted: 11 days ago

An Austin man, a Georgetown man and an Arizona machine gun manufacturer have been accused in a scheme that involved smuggling machine guns and ammunition to Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Tyler Carlson, 28, of Austin; Michael Fox, 69, of Georgetown; and Tracy Garwood, 62, of Scottsdale, Ariz.,...
Car linked to Rachel Cooke case impounded for forensic analysis
 More than 16 years after Rachel Cooke vanished in Williamson County, authorities think they have have located a sports car that could be the same one that raised the suspicions of witnesses in her neighborhood around the time of her disappearance, law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV. The car was located in recent...

Posted: 11 days ago

More than 16 years after Rachel Cooke vanished in Williamson County, authorities think they have have located a sports car that could be the same one that raised the suspicions of witnesses in her neighborhood around the time of her disappearance, law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV. The car was located in recent...
Leander man killed Tuesday in rollover wreck in Williamson County
 A man killed Tuesday in a rollover wreck on U.S. 183 in Williamson County has been identified as 65-year-old James Kanzenbach of Leander, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Kanzenbach was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer south in the inside lane on U.S. 183 when he swerved to the right to avoid a vehicle that had...

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A man killed Tuesday in a rollover wreck on U.S. 183 in Williamson County has been identified as 65-year-old James Kanzenbach of Leander, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Kanzenbach was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer south in the inside lane on U.S. 183 when he swerved to the right to avoid a vehicle that had...
Sheriff: Deputy found dead man inside car in Liberty Hill
 Update 5:45 p.m.: The body of an “elderly” man was found inside a car after a deputy saw the vehicle parked along the side of U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill, said Sheriff Robert Chody. He said further details were not yet available. Previously: A dead body has been found inside a vehicle in the 1600 block of U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill...

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Update 5:45 p.m.: The body of an “elderly” man was found inside a car after a deputy saw the vehicle parked along the side of U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill, said Sheriff Robert Chody. He said further details were not yet available. Previously: A dead body has been found inside a vehicle in the 1600 block of U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill...
Amphitheater that holds 10,000 to be built in Hutto park
 The Hutto City Council has approved spending $3.4 million to build an amphitheater able to accomodate at least 10,000 people in a city park that will host multiple events, including a series of country music concerts. The city is paying for the construction with certificate of obligation bonds approved by the council in September. The City...

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The Hutto City Council has approved spending $3.4 million to build an amphitheater able to accomodate at least 10,000 people in a city park that will host multiple events, including a series of country music concerts. The city is paying for the construction with certificate of obligation bonds approved by the council in September. The City...
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