• Wimberley community comes together, raises funds on 2nd flood anniversary

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — Two years after the Memorial Day weekend flash floods that damaged hundreds of homes and claimed 12 lives on the Blanco River, the Wimberley community impacted by that flooding came together in a different type of remembrance. The second annual Red, White,and Blues on the Falls event took place Sunday afternoon, bringing together vendors, musicians, and Central Texans seeking to make the most of their scenic local waterways. The Cypress Falls Lodge usually ho
  • Abortion regulations in limbo as lawmakers disagree on property taxes, bathrooms

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – The board that regulates abortion providers might dissolve if lawmakers can’t agree as the Texas Legislature gavels out of Austin on Monday. The Texas Medical Board must be reauthorized by statute and it is now being held hostage at the state capitol. The issues holding it up are property tax limits and what’s become known as the bathroom bill.
    Without action, doctors across the state will go unlicensed and have no legal authority to sanction shady physicians of
  • Lightning strikes east Austin house, starts attic fire

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Sunday night’s storms left one family with a damaged home after lightning struck it and sparked a fire in the attic, said the Austin Fire Department.
    It happened at about 7:25 p.m. on Mason Avenue near 12th Street and Springdale Road in east Austin.
    When firefighters arrived, they found fire shooting through the attic, they said. Crews were able to put it out within 15 minutes of the first 911 call.
    Investigators estimate the fire caused about $120,000 in damage. Ther
  • PHOTOS: Lightning strikes, severe weather move through Central Texas

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings have marked Sunday evening’s weather throughout Central Texas, as lightning lit up the Austin-area skies ahead of Memorial Day.
    This cold front is now giving Central Texas the chance for strong storms Sunday night into Monday morning.
    KXAN Interactive Radar
    If you have great weather photos or video, send it to us through our Report It link!  PHOTOS: Lightning and more from May 28, 2017 Central Texas storms Austin
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  • VIDEO: Camp Mabry honors the past with WWII reenactments

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — This Memorial Day weekend, Camp Mabry put on four World War II reenactments, honoring the sacrifice of members of the military who gave their lives in service to our country.
    KXAN Photojournalist Frank Martinez brings you the sights and sounds in the video above.
    The program featured members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment wearing the same uniforms and equipment used by American GIs in the European Theater World War II, as well as those of their Germa
  • Small plane crashes in Lakeway, no one hurt

    LAKEWAY, Texas (KXAN) – A small plane crashed early Sunday afternoon after landing south-to-north at Lakeway Airpark, said Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford.
    The pilot, who was the only occupant, was not hurt, he said.
    Just before 12:45 p.m., the plane – a Mooney 201 with four seats and a single engine – ran off the north end of the runway, through a golf driving range and across the 500 block of Flamingo Boulevard before striking a rock mailbox and a tree, Radford said.
    The Te
  • New arrest in ‘full tilt’ Manchester attack investigation

    LONDON (AP) — British police made another arrest and stormed another house Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi’s network may still be at large.
    Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men between the ages of 18 and 44 also are in custody.
    Armed officers and police dogs took part in the raid on a house in Moss Si
  • More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

    LONDON (AP) — British police made two more arrests and stormed three more locations Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi’s network may still be at large.
    Greater Manchester Police said two men — one 25 years old and the other 19 — were arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men between the ages of 18 and 44 also were in custody.
    Most of the searches an
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  • How to drink responsibly this Memorial Day weekend

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start to summer.
    While many use the weekend to have fun and enjoy a few beverages, it’s important to make sure you’re drinking responsibly.
    Dr. Radha Mahale with Baylor Scott and White was in the studio with Gigi Barnett to talk about how you can drink safely this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Memorial Day honor flight gives veterans a trip of a lifetime

    AUSTIN (KXAN) —The Memorial Day honor flight departed for Washington D.C. from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before noon on Sunday.
    The flight is sending off 25 Purple Heart veterans to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor. Veterans and family members were welcomed by a procession from the TSA Guard and the Austin Police Department Bag Pipes and Drum Corps.
    During the trip, the veterans are invited to the 149th National Memoria
  • Memorial Day honor flight gives Central Texas veterans trip of a lifetime

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Memorial Day honor flight departed for Washington, D.C., from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before noon on Sunday.
    The flight is sending off 25 Purple Heart veterans to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor. Veterans and family members were welcomed by a procession from the TSA Guard and the Austin Police Department Bag Pipes and Drum Corps.
    During the trip, the veterans are invited to the 149th National Memori
  • Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy.
    Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the capital.
    Strain said investigators were gathering evidence at all th
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  • ‘I ain’t fit to live’: Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy.
    “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ).
    The gunfire erupted Saturday night at Godbolt’s in
  • New Mexico group joins Austin organizers in protest against SB4

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A group of 60 organizers from New Mexico are meeting with Austin families at the State Capitol Sunday morning to protest SB4, also known as the sanctuary cities bill.
    The New Mexico chapter of the immigration advocacy group, United We Dream is expected to come to Austin before the protest to meet with members across Texas. Since both states have had a long history of fighting beside each other, the non partisan group hopes to continue the close ties to uplift the groun
  • Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car’s trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop.
    Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911.
    Tori Lee Castillo remains jailed on suspicion of child abuse after being arrested Thursday evening when she returned to the car.
    Police Lt.
  • Jarrell community remembers those lost 20 years after deadly tornado

    JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) – Saturday marks 20 years since the F5 tornado ripped through the Williamson County town of Jarrell. It took 27 lives, and destroyed many homes and businesses in the town.
    As the saying goes, time heals all wounds. However, for those connected to the Jarrell Tornado, time has only dulled the pain.
    “Twenty years is such a significant amount of time to go by. It’s still like it just happened yesterday. There’s not a day that goes by that you don’
  • BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

    LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.
    The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. Chief executive Alex Cruz said “we believe the root cause was a power-supply issue and we have no evidence of any cyberattack.”
    He said the crash had affected &ldquo
  • Mayor: ‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.
    The attack Friday happened on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims, and it sent shockwaves through a city that prides itself on its tolerance and liberal views. A memo
  • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak speaks at local academy’s inaugural graduation

    LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — A local academy got a unique commencement address Saturday afternoon from a popular game show host.
    “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak delivered the commencement speech at the Founders Classical Academy of Leander’s inaugural graduation Saturday morning in Leander.
    His visit to Central Texas to deliver this speech may seem surprising, but Sajak serves as vice chairman on the board of trustees of Hillsdale College, which provides curri
  • Texas lawmakers OK budget, but ‘bathroom bill’ still in limbo

    AUSTIN (AP) — Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as the Republican-led Legislature approved a new state budget Saturday.
    The $217 billion spending bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will likely be a quiet footnote to a rancorous legislative session that ends Monday — upended by a “bathroom bill” targeting transgende
  • Texas House OKs budget but ‘bathroom bill’ still in limbo

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new Texas budget that continues spending $800 million on border security but puts little new money into public schools is nearing the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
    The $217 billion spending package approved Saturday by the House is the only must-pass measure before the Legislature adjourns Monday. The Senate was expected to agree on the same budget later.
    But still unclear is whether Abbott will keep lawmakers in Austin if they don’t reach a deal on a &l
  • Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69.
    Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia, his manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press. He blamed cancer for Allman’s death.
    “It’s a result of his reoccurrence of liver cancer that had
  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69.
    Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia, his manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press. He blamed cancer for Allman’s death.
    “It’s a result of his reoccurrence of liver cancer that had
  • Abbott signs bill into law to improve courthouse security, honors Judge Kocurek

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A terrifying moment for a local judge could has lead to a new law aimed at improving courtroom security.
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday signed Senate Bill 42, the Judge Julie Kocurek Judicial and Courthouse Security Act.
    The law is named in her honor after she survived an attempted assassination outside her Austin home in 2015. Judge Kocurek and her family attended today’s signing by the governor.
    The act requires security plans and training in each federal, state
  • Man, juvenile arrested in New Braunfels aggravated robbery

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — The New Braunfels Police Department have arrested two people in connection to an aggravated robbery on May 19.
    With assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the Gang Offender Narcotics Enforcement and the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force, authorities had an arrest warrant out for 18-year-old Jaden Darnell Gage and detained a 16-year-old juvenile on Friday.
    Police believe the suspects were connected the robbery of a Wal
  • Weekend Gardener: Treating tomatoes

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Growing healthy tomatoes take time but pests can quickly ruin the quality of your crops.
    John Dromgoole with the Natural Gardener has a few tips on how to treat tomato crops and keep pests away for good.
  • $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.
    The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won’t cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn’t obvious that the concrete wasn’t dry and that Yasiah drove into it through a 24-foot (7-mete
  • Austin Police investigating body found in North Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating a body found in North Austin Saturday morning.
    According to police, the body was found along the frontage road of Interstate 35, near Parmer Lane.
    Police have closed off access to the frontage road, allowing drivers to take a detour on Parmer Lane.
    Authorities believe the body found is that of a transient and do not believe it is suspicious.
    The scene remains under investigation.
  • Trump says he’ll decide on Paris climate deal next week

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week.
    Trump’s surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy international trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense international pressure.
    Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world’s wealt
  • VIDEO: Nearly $10K in property stolen from 2 San Marcos hardware stores

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Police are looking for four suspects they say broke into two hardware stores Thursday night in San Marcos.
    Hoffman’s Supply and Power Haus Equipment, both locally owned, were hit by burglars.
    Surveillance video provided by one of the stores shows a crowbar was used to pop the door open. The suspects are seen grabbing items from the shelves and putting them by the door. Another man then puts something onto a car.
    “We’ve put literally everyth
  • Tornadoes on the ground: remembering a deadly day as it happened

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — This weekend the community of Jarrell will observe the anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in Central Texas history. It’s been 20 years since a massive tornado wiped out the Double Creek Estates subdivision, taking 27 lives.
    The Jarrell tornado packed winds estimated at more than 260 miles per hour, giving the twister an F5 rating. Before that day, there had never been an F5 tornado recorded in our part of Texas.
    Surviving the storm with new tornado technology
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  • ‘No refusal’ starts in San Marcos ahead of busy Memorial Day weekend

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — With thousands of people planning to spend their weekends grilling and enjoying the water, the city of San Marcos says it will be actively watching for anyone driving intoxicated.
    After cancelling the program almost 10 years ago, the city of San Marcos says they will once again take on a “no refusal weekend.”
    In San Marcos, floating the river and drinking a beer go hand in hand. “I didn’t know there was another way,” joked Justi
  • Williamson Co. DA launches tipline for new evidence in Greg Kelley case

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is launching a tipline to collect more information and evidence about what happened in the Greg Kelley case.
    Tipsters can call 512-943-1299 or email kelleycaseinfo@wilco.org. District Attorney Shawn Dick says he has already received a couple of tips relevant to the investigation and the Texas Rangers are investigating.
    Thursday, KXAN reported the case against Kelley was re-opened after the defense provided evidence
  • Lt. Gov. Patrick takes on speaker of the House over future of ‘bathroom bill’

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — In a striking reproach of the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Speaker Joe Straus was siding with the policies of former President Barack Obama instead of Texans when it comes to the proposed “bathroom bill.”
    Speaker Straus, R-San Antonio, said earlier Friday evening that the House will not negotiate with the Senate on a compromise for the proposed “bathroom bill.”
    “As far as I’m concerned, it was e
  • 2 toddlers found dead in hot car just west of Fort Worth

    WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Two toddlers have been found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.
    A Parker County Sheriff’s Office statement says the 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy were found about 4:30 p.m. Friday by their mother in a subdivision near Lake Weatherford. The statement says temperatures at the time were about 96 degrees.
    8 things you can do to prevent leaving your kids in a hot car
    The mother, whom deputies did not identify, told investigators that he
  • Hill Country summer camp makes aging cool for seniors

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — S’mores around the campfire, kayaking and archery — sounds like a good ol’ fashioned summer camp for kids.
    At one camp this weekend, the participants are decades older. Organizers said the camp makes aging cool and keeps participants healthy.
    Susie Ishibashi knows the first rule of summer camp: arrive early to grab the best bunk. “The main reason why I signed up was that it was air-conditioned cabins. And ceiling fans,” said the
  • Ai Weiwei’s famous bicycle sculpture setting up in Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A world-renowned work of art has landed in downtown Austin. Workers are installing it now and once it’s complete, it will provide people in Austin a chance to see the sculpture that has been displayed in major cities across the country.
    Ai Weiwei is the Chinese artist behind the “Forever Bicycles” sculpture, and some call him the most important artist working today. Weiwei is both an artist and a political activist who has been persecuted in his
  • Mabel Davis pool closed due to water leak

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Families who were planning to head to Mabel Davis Municipal Pool for the holiday weekend will have to find another place to cool off.
    On Friday afternoon, Austin Parks and Recreation said Mabel Davis pool, which is located in southeast Austin, won’t open on Saturday, May 27 due to a water leak. The “large loss of water” was discovered as crews were preparing the pool for the season earlier this week.
    Crews are currently working to determine the cause of th
  • First-time Austin homeowner gets rude awakening after disputing appraisal

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — When someone disputes their property taxes, they usually expect the appraisal amount to be lowered or stay the same, but for one homeowner, the result wasn’t even something he thought could happen.
    Chris Allgeier and his fiance Janette bought their first home in southeast Austin last May for $190,000. This year, when they got their appraisal in the mail from the Travis County Appraisal District (TCAD), their home was appraised around $170,000, which was around a $30,0
  • Texas teacher gives student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ award

    CHANNELVIEW, Texas (KPRC) — Thirteen-year-old Lizeth Villanueva was awarded “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” by her junior high school teacher near Houston.
    The teacher had told students the awards were meant to be funny, but Lizeth didn’t see it that way, and neither did her mom who said her daughter was very hurt.
    “A terrorist is a really big thing, just like what happened two or three days ago with Ariana Grande at her concert — and they’re joking
  • Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in ’80s

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.
    Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences at a Gatesville prison for the 1982 killing of 15-month-old Chelsea McClelland and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived. The girl was given a fatal injection
  • Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.
    Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences at a Gatesville prison for the 1982 killing of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived. The girl was given a fatal injection o
  • VIDEO: Woman threatening ‘suicide by cop’ saved by Williamson County deputies

    COUPLAND, Texas (KXAN) — Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody has released video showing several of his deputies responding to a woman who threatened suicide by cop on May 19 and demonstrated “extreme restraint and professionalism” in handling the situation.
    According to Sheriff Chody, the deputies responded to the call and began to talk to the woman, who is in her 50s, who eventually exited her home with a suicide note in one hand and a gun in the other. The video shows the
  • High-risk sex offender from Austin captured in San Antonio

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin sex offender who was added to the state’s 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list earlier this week has been located.
    The Texas Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Everett Cole Rainey was arrested on May 23 in San Antonio, the same day he was added to the Top 10 list. Authorities say after receiving a tip on Rainey’s whereabouts, they found him at a bus station in west San Antonio.
    Rainey, a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failing to comply w
  • One person shot, one stabbed in southeast Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A fight that broke out between two groups in southeast Austin ended up with one person shot and another being stabbed.
    Austin police say officers responded to the 4900 block of Scarsdale Drive just before 11:30 a.m. When they got there, they learned that the person who suffered a gunshot wound drove himself to the hospital. The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Authorities are looking in the area for other people who might have involved.
  • One man shot, one stabbed, another run over in southeast Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A fight that broke out between two families in southeast Austin ended with one man being shot, one being stabbed and another man being run over.
    Austin police say officers responded to the 4900 block of Scarsdale Drive just before 11:30 a.m. When they got there, they learned that the person who suffered a gunshot wound drove himself to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, where police have established a second crime scene. The stabbing victim was taken to the hosp
  • US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday
    The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three straight failures. The system has ev
  • Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday
    The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts against missiles of less-then-intercontinental range since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but tha
  • Flood of off-lease used cars push prices down, upend market

    DETROIT (AP) — In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.
    Now they’re coming back to haunt the automaker.
    Like many companies that juiced sales with sweet leases during the past few years, Nissan’s luxury brand now faces a hefty supply of nice, low-mileage used cars at a time when most people want SUVs. For the U.S. auto industry, about 3.5
  • Teens accused of violent carjacking spree

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 17-year-old along with four juveniles are being linked to nearly half a dozen violent robberies throughout Austin. According to an arrest warrant, in the span of three weeks this month, Bladimir Vargas-Perez worked with the other teenagers to carjack five people.
    The spree started on May 9 when a victim said he was getting out of his Ford Escape around 2:23 a.m. to go to his apartment located at 701 W. Longspur Blvd. in Austin. As he was walking, four Hispanic m

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