Mary Huber

Breaking news reporter

Mary Huber is a general assignment reporter for the Breaking News team at the American-Statesman. She previously was a reporter for The Bastrop Advertiser and The Smithville Times, where she covered city and county news and features. She also is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Latest from Mary Huber

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...

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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...
How to stay safe: 5 things to know when confronted by active shooter
 Friday’s deadly shooting at Sante Fe High School in Galveston County that killed 10 people follows a number of other deadly high school shootings that have happened this year, including one in February in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17. The mass shooting led to a wave of protests and school walk-outs to demand stricter gun laws and...

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Friday’s deadly shooting at Sante Fe High School in Galveston County that killed 10 people follows a number of other deadly high school shootings that have happened this year, including one in February in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17. The mass shooting led to a wave of protests and school walk-outs to demand stricter gun laws and...
JUST IN: Police ID man found dead Sunday in water near Barton Creek
 Austin police have identified a man who was found dead in the water near Twin Falls in the Barton Creek greenbelt on Sunday as 26-year-old Israel Olayemi. Authorities said a caller reported a body in the water on Sunday morning, and dive teams spent several hours recovering the body. Police said the death is not considered suspicious...

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Austin police have identified a man who was found dead in the water near Twin Falls in the Barton Creek greenbelt on Sunday as 26-year-old Israel Olayemi. Authorities said a caller reported a body in the water on Sunday morning, and dive teams spent several hours recovering the body. Police said the death is not considered suspicious...
Expert: Fire alarm at Santa Fe High proves schools need more drills
 Early reports that a student or faculty member pulled a fire alarm to warn people about the shooter at Santa Fe High School drew a quick response on Friday from a national school security expert. It would have been better if the school had followed standard lockdown procedures, said Ken Trump, president of the Cleveland based National School...

Posted: 2 days ago

Early reports that a student or faculty member pulled a fire alarm to warn people about the shooter at Santa Fe High School drew a quick response on Friday from a national school security expert. It would have been better if the school had followed standard lockdown procedures, said Ken Trump, president of the Cleveland based National School...
HOW TO STAY SAFE: 5 things to know when confronted with an active shooter
 Ten are dead after a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School southeast of Houston, authorities said. Friday’s shooting follows a number of other deadly high school shootings that have happened this year, including one in February in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17. The mass shooting led to a wave of protests and school...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ten are dead after a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School southeast of Houston, authorities said. Friday’s shooting follows a number of other deadly high school shootings that have happened this year, including one in February in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17. The mass shooting led to a wave of protests and school...
AUSTIN BOMBINGS: Benefit concert on Sunday to raise funds for first victim’s daughter
 The neighbor of Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the Austin bombings in March, is teaming up with a local nonprofit to hold a benefit concert on Sunday to send House’s wife and young daughter on a summer vacation. House died on March 2 when he picked up a bomb disguised as a package on his front porch. He was the first victim...

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The neighbor of Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the Austin bombings in March, is teaming up with a local nonprofit to hold a benefit concert on Sunday to send House’s wife and young daughter on a summer vacation. House died on March 2 when he picked up a bomb disguised as a package on his front porch. He was the first victim...
Fire truck driver blacked out before crash, but cause still unknown
 Lake Travis Fire Rescue engineer William Tatsch was driving a fire truck Wednesday in western Travis County when he blacked out. The 17-year veteran of the department had been heading south on RM 620 north of Comanche Trail when he suffered an unknown medical emergency and lost consciousness. The truck veered into the northbound lanes of...

Posted: 2 days ago

Lake Travis Fire Rescue engineer William Tatsch was driving a fire truck Wednesday in western Travis County when he blacked out. The 17-year veteran of the department had been heading south on RM 620 north of Comanche Trail when he suffered an unknown medical emergency and lost consciousness. The truck veered into the northbound lanes of...
Dead dog found dumped in Manor cemetery; police seeking person responsible
 Manor police are asking for the public’s help to find out who could have left a dead dog at a local cemetery sometime on Saturday. Police said they received a report Sunday morning that a dog had been dumped at the Manor City Cemetery in the 500 block of North Lockhart Street. The pit bull and American bulldog mix was wearing a...

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Manor police are asking for the public’s help to find out who could have left a dead dog at a local cemetery sometime on Saturday. Police said they received a report Sunday morning that a dog had been dumped at the Manor City Cemetery in the 500 block of North Lockhart Street. The pit bull and American bulldog mix was wearing a...
2 high-ranking Bandidos found guilty of orchestrating 2006 murder of Austin man
 Two high-ranking members of the Bandidos motorcycle club are facing  life in federal prison after a jury convicted them Thursday of orchestrating the killing of  Anthony Benesh of Austin in 2006, among other charges.  Bandidos National President Jeffrey Fay Pike, 62, and Vice President Xavier Portillo, 58, learned their conviction in...

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Two high-ranking members of the Bandidos motorcycle club are facing life in federal prison after a jury convicted them Thursday of orchestrating the killing of Anthony Benesh of Austin in 2006, among other charges.  Bandidos National President Jeffrey Fay Pike, 62, and Vice President Xavier Portillo, 58, learned their conviction in...
New Braunfels middle schooler charged with making terrorist threat
 A New Braunfels Middle School student was arrested Thursday morning for making threats while on the bus, school officials said. The district said in a statement on its website that the transportation department had alerted police to an incident on a school bus Thursday morning, where the boy had made threats against fellow riders. New Braunfels...

Posted: 3 days ago

A New Braunfels Middle School student was arrested Thursday morning for making threats while on the bus, school officials said. The district said in a statement on its website that the transportation department had alerted police to an incident on a school bus Thursday morning, where the boy had made threats against fellow riders. New Braunfels...
Criminal investigation ensues after 5-month-old baby dies at Williamson County daycare
 12:30 p.m. update: The Williamson County sheriff’s office is conducting a criminal investigation to determine what caused a 5-month-old baby to die at an in-home day care Thursday morning.  Deputies were sent to the daycare in the 7900 block of Truman Cove at 8:34 a.m. Thursday after receiving a call about an unresponsive...

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12:30 p.m. update: The Williamson County sheriff’s office is conducting a criminal investigation to determine what caused a 5-month-old baby to die at an in-home day care Thursday morning.  Deputies were sent to the daycare in the 7900 block of Truman Cove at 8:34 a.m. Thursday after receiving a call about an unresponsive...