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Mary Huber

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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.

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BREAKING: Central Health Board rescinds previous vote to cut Sendero Health Plans
 4:00 p.m. update: The Central Health board on Saturday voted unanimously to rescind a previous vote from earlier this month on its budget, which had eliminated funding for its nonprofit health insurance program Sendero Health Plans.  It has not decided if it will continue funding the nonprofit insurer at its full $26 million for...

Posted: 2 hours ago

4:00 p.m. update: The Central Health board on Saturday voted unanimously to rescind a previous vote from earlier this month on its budget, which had eliminated funding for its nonprofit health insurance program Sendero Health Plans.  It has not decided if it will continue funding the nonprofit insurer at its full $26 million for...
Boy, 10, killed in collision on U.S. 290 in Northeast Austin, EMS says
 11 a.m. update: A 10-year-old boy was killed in a multi-vehicle collision Saturday morning on Texas 130 near Manor, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics said they were called at 10:33 a.m. to the crash on the U.S. 290 service road near Texas 130 in Northeast Austin. According to early reports, someone performed CPR on a person...

Posted: 3 hours ago

11 a.m. update: A 10-year-old boy was killed in a multi-vehicle collision Saturday morning on Texas 130 near Manor, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics said they were called at 10:33 a.m. to the crash on the U.S. 290 service road near Texas 130 in Northeast Austin. According to early reports, someone performed CPR on a person...
Cold front could bring heavy rain to Austin area Saturday, Sunday
 A cold front moving into the Austin area Saturday morning will likely bring thunderstorms to the region, making for a wet kick-off at the Longhorns’ home football game this afternoon. But it won’t actually be very cold, National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Platt said. Temperatures should still reach the mid-80s all weekend...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A cold front moving into the Austin area Saturday morning will likely bring thunderstorms to the region, making for a wet kick-off at the Longhorns’ home football game this afternoon. But it won’t actually be very cold, National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Platt said. Temperatures should still reach the mid-80s all weekend...
Police charge man in series of North Austin robberies, searching for other suspects
 Austin police have arrested a man and are looking for other suspects who they say are tied to a series of armed robberies  in North Austin that started last month. Lee Bell, 25, has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony punishable with five to 99 years in prison. He was not in the Travis County...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Austin police have arrested a man and are looking for other suspects who they say are tied to a series of armed robberies in North Austin that started last month. Lee Bell, 25, has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony punishable with five to 99 years in prison. He was not in the Travis County...
Starting Monday, Zilker Park lawn closes for month ahead of ACL Fest
 If you’re headed to Austin’s Zilker Park this weekend, it may be the last time you can enjoy the Great Lawn before it closes for nearly a month for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The 46-acre portion of the park where the festival happens will close on Monday and reopen on Oct. 28, depending on weather conditions,  the...

Posted: a day ago

If you’re headed to Austin’s Zilker Park this weekend, it may be the last time you can enjoy the Great Lawn before it closes for nearly a month for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The 46-acre portion of the park where the festival happens will close on Monday and reopen on Oct. 28, depending on weather conditions, the...
WEATHER UPDATE: Storms moving over Austin, showers likely to continue through Saturday morning
 11:15 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southeastern Williamson County and northeastern Travis County until 1:45 a.m. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain are hitting the area and are expected to cause urban and small stream flooding, the weather service said. Up to 2 inches of rain have already fallen...

Posted: a day ago

11:15 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southeastern Williamson County and northeastern Travis County until 1:45 a.m. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain are hitting the area and are expected to cause urban and small stream flooding, the weather service said. Up to 2 inches of rain have already fallen...
2 injured in early Thursday stabbing in Southeast Austin, one person in custody, police say
 Austin police say one person is in custody following a stabbing that left two injured early Thursday in Southeast Austin. Police said they were called at 3:36 a.m. to the 2200 block of South Pleasant Valley Road for a reported aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Two people were found stabbed, authorities said. It was not immediately...

Posted: a day ago

Austin police say one person is in custody following a stabbing that left two injured early Thursday in Southeast Austin. Police said they were called at 3:36 a.m. to the 2200 block of South Pleasant Valley Road for a reported aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Two people were found stabbed, authorities said. It was not immediately...
Man shot pregnant woman in the face at North Austin hotel, affidavit says
 Austin police have arrested a man accused of shooting a pregnant woman in the face at a North Austin hotel earlier this month, court documents say. Jeremy Petty, 41, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held at the Travis County Jail  on $100,000 bail, records show. Police say Petty shot a woman who is...

Posted: a day ago

Austin police have arrested a man accused of shooting a pregnant woman in the face at a North Austin hotel earlier this month, court documents say. Jeremy Petty, 41, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held at the Travis County Jail on $100,000 bail, records show. Police say Petty shot a woman who is...
San Marcos police searching for man who robbed Starbucks at gunpoint late Tuesday
 San Marcos police say they are looking for a man who robbed a Starbucks at gunpoint late Tuesday night. Police said they responded at 11:10 p.m. to the armed robbery at the store at 690 Centerpoint Road. The business’s security system company told 911 it was viewing live video of the robbery as it was happening, but by the time...

Posted: 2 days ago

San Marcos police say they are looking for a man who robbed a Starbucks at gunpoint late Tuesday night. Police said they responded at 11:10 p.m. to the armed robbery at the store at 690 Centerpoint Road. The business’s security system company told 911 it was viewing live video of the robbery as it was happening, but by the time...