• Austin police on scene of shooting involving police officer

    Austin police on scene of shooting involving police officer
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Austin police are investigating a shooting involving a police officer in northeast Austin.It happened just after midnight Friday at the East Highway 290 Westbound Service Road between Cameron Road and Interstate 35.
    A viewer contacted KXAN, saying he awoke at the Extended Stay America to what he assumed was fireworks and saw many officers at a nearby building.
    Austin Travis County E-M-S told KXAN paramedics took one adult with critical life-threatening injuries to a trauma cente
  • Austin FC finish preseason La Copita tournament strong with 5-1 win vs. San Antonio FC

    Austin FC finish preseason La Copita tournament strong with 5-1 win vs. San Antonio FC
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dominant from start to finish — Austin FC closed out its preseason La Copita campaign with a 5-1 win over San Antonio FC at St. David’s Performance Center Saturday.ATXFC jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the United Soccer League side and held a 4-1 advantage at the break. ‘It’s beautiful’ — MLS commissioner gives stamp of approval during tour of Austin FC’s Q2 StadiumCecilio Dominguez earned a brace in the first half, scoring his second g
  • 'Kinda scary': Bastrop residents react to Saturday's 100-acre wildfire

    'Kinda scary': Bastrop residents react to Saturday's 100-acre wildfire
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A wildfire in northeastern Bastrop County expanded across approximately 100 acres, causing nearby residents to evacuate from their homes for several hours Saturday night.Bastrop County Fire Chief Josh Gill says the fire is 50% contained and all evacuations have been lifted as of 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Previously, KXAN reported that 15 structures were threatened by the blaze, forcing 24 to evacuate."They had five minutes to pick up the pets, pick up the computer
  • Texas Longhorns sophomore Ivan Melendez is unstoppable at the plate

    Texas Longhorns sophomore Ivan Melendez is unstoppable at the plate
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Texas designated hitter Ivan Melendez is on fire at the plate for the Longhorns.The sophomore from El Paso has hit a home run in five straight games. The latest Saturday afternoon came in the fourth inning of a dominant 15-1 Texas win over Kansas State. High-powered offense leads the way again as Texas nabs series-clinching win over Kansas StateTexas head coach David Pierce said that consistent spot in the starting line up is all it took for Melendez to find his groove in the Lo
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  • Hideki Matsuyama's masterpiece has Masters field chasing going into final round

    Hideki Matsuyama's masterpiece has Masters field chasing going into final round
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama showed he could handle Augusta National when he first showed up as a 19-year-old amateur. Ten years later, the Japanese star put himself on the cusp of a green jacket Saturday at the Masters.In a stunning turnaround after storms doused the course, Matsuyama had four birdies, an eagle and a superb par at the end of a 7-under 65, turning a three-shot deficit into a four-shot lead as he tries to become the first Japanese player to win a major.“This i
  • High-powered offense leads the way again as Texas nabs series-clinching win over Kansas State

    High-powered offense leads the way again as Texas nabs series-clinching win over Kansas State
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas continued to light up the scoreboard in Saturday's series-clinching 15-1 victory over Kansas State. The Longhorns increased their win streak to seven in a row, and improved to 24-8 overall, 9-2 in Big 12 play.
    Texas didn't need the long ball either, they only hit two home runs, which accounted for three runs total. The other runs were scored courtesy of excellent hitting and baserunning.
    It wasn't just the offense that was clicking on all cylinders, starting pitcher T
  • A high powered offense leads the way again for Texas baseball in a series clinching win over Kansas State

    A high powered offense leads the way again for Texas baseball in a series clinching win over Kansas State
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas continued to light up the scoreboard in Saturday's series clinching 15-1 victory over Kansas State. With the win, the Longhorns increased their streak to seven in a row, and improve to 24-8 overall, 9-2 in Big 12 play.
    Texas didn't need the long ball either, they only hit two home runs, which accounted for three runs total. The other runs were scored courtesy of excellent hitting and baserunning.
    It wasn't just the offense that was clicking on all cylinders, starting
  • 'No homes lost so far' in 100-acre Bastrop County wildfire that forced evacuations for nearby residents

    'No homes lost so far' in 100-acre Bastrop County wildfire that forced evacuations for nearby residents
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Emergency personnel are fighting a wildfire in Bastrop County that has grown to 100 acres Saturday, says Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2.The Texas Forest Service says the fire is 15 percent contained.
    Residents who live in the area near Cassel Way and Kelly Road West are ordered to evacuate.A Facebook post from Bastrop County ESD 2 says the 50 firefighters on scene have been able to fight the fire around every home, and none have been lost so
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  • Evacuations lifted for 100-acre Bastrop County wildfire, fire is 50% contained

    Evacuations lifted for 100-acre Bastrop County wildfire, fire is 50% contained
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A wildfire in Bastrop County that forced people to evacuate their homes for several hours grew to 100 acres Saturday, says Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2.The Texas Forest Service says at last check, the fire is 50% contained. Bastrop County Fire Chief Josh Gill told KXAN that all evacuations have been lifted as of 10:40 p.m. Saturday.Residents who live in the area near Cassel Way and Kelly Road West were ordered to evacuate.A Facebook post f
  • 75-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for nearby residents

    75-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for nearby residents
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Emergency personnel are responding to a wildfire in Bastrop County Saturday afternoon that has spread to 75 acres and is 0% contained, according to a Facebook post from the Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Texas Forest Service.Residents who live in the area near Cassel Way and Kelly Road West are ordered to evacuate.Firefighters responded to the fire on Cassel Way around 5:45 p.m.This story will be updated as more information becomes a
  • 10-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for residents nearby

    10-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for residents nearby
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Emergency personnel are responding to a wildfire in Bastrop County Saturday afternoon that has spread to 10 acres and growing, according to a Facebook post from the Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2.Residents who live in the area near Cassel Way and Kelly Road are ordered to evacuate.Crews are telling residents on Kelly Road and KC Road to prepare to evacuate.Firefighters responded to the fire on Cassel Way around 5:45 p.m.This story will be up
  • 10-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for nearby residents

    10-acre wildfire in Bastrop County prompts evacuations for nearby residents
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Emergency personnel are responding to a wildfire in Bastrop County Saturday afternoon that has spread to 10 acres and growing, according to a Facebook post from the Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2.Residents who live in the area near Cassel Way and Kelly Road West are ordered to evacuate.Firefighters responded to the fire on Cassel Way around 5:45 p.m.This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
  • Weather delay suspends Masters 3rd round, Spieth trails by 3

    Weather delay suspends Masters 3rd round, Spieth trails by 3
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the first golf major of the year (all times EDT):___4:10 p.m.The third round of the Masters is being delayed by thunderstorms in the area.Justin Rose was at 7-under par and has a one-shot lead over Will Zalatoris. Officials approached them on the seventh green to let them know they were about to blow the horn to suspend play.It's the first time this week that weather has halted play at Augusta National.Corey Conners, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin T
  • Masters 3rd round resumes after weather delay, Matsuyama propels into lead

    Masters 3rd round resumes after weather delay, Matsuyama propels into lead
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the first golf major of the year (all times EDT):___6:15 p.m.Justin Thomas was having an up-and-down Saturday at the Masters: three birdies, three bogeys through 12 holes, all leaving him three back of the lead at that point.And then he went to the par-5 13th.His tee shot sailed way right, into pine straw. He punched out from there into the fairway, leaving about an 80-yard chip for his third shot.Things got worse in a hurry. That third shot w
  • Atmospheric "cap" can prevent severe storms

    Atmospheric "cap" can prevent severe storms
    It's springtime in Central Texas, which means severe weather season. Flash flooding, hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes are all possible this time of year when all the right ingredients come together. But were you aware that even when all the ingredients are there for strong to severe storms, there is just one thing that can prevent them from forming?Ingredients for a severe thunderstorm are quite lengthy. But generally speaking, you need warm/moist air at the surface, cold/dry air in the u
  • Typhoon Texas hires summer workers on the spot at in-person job fair

    Typhoon Texas hires summer workers on the spot at in-person job fair
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Job seekers were matched up with summer roles at Typhoon Texas at an in-person job fair hosted by the water park on Saturday.Some people who attended the job fair were offered work on the spot – with the Pflugerville water park looking to fill openings for lifeguards, and in food and beverage, front gate and in-park events.Applicants aged over 16 were told to bring their resume, with no appointment or pre-registration needed for the hiring frenzy, which r
  • Medics responding to 4-vehicle crash in north Austin, 7 people injured

    Medics responding to 4-vehicle crash in north Austin, 7 people injured
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Seven people have been injured in a crash involving four vehicles in north Austin on Saturday morning.Emergency crews responded to the scene at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and West Parmer Lane at 11 a.m.A total of three EMS ambulances are responding to the scene, and people have been urged to avoid the area if possible.Austin-Travis County EMS said rescue efforts were underway for one patient that was trapped inside a vehicle.
    That person has been freed and ta
  • Man fatally shot on I-35 in San Marcos during police incident

    Man fatally shot on I-35 in San Marcos during police incident
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — An incident on I-35 in San Marcos early Saturday morning resulted in a man's shooting death during an incident involving San Marcos police.Around 12:19 a.m. on Saturday morning, San Marcos Police Department officers responded to I-35 near the southbound mile marker 204 for Seguin, where a man was reported to be walking through traffic. Police say they also witnessed this.SMPD reports that when they tried to detain him, officers realized he was holding a knife or
  • Armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus on Saturday morning

    Armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus on Saturday morning
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- St. Edward's University is reporting an armed intruder is currently on the main campus -- residents and those on campus are asked to find a secure location.The university says officials are responding.Those not on campus are advised to avoid the area.KXAN will update this with more information as it becomes available.
  • ALL CLEAR given after armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus Saturday morning

    ALL CLEAR given after armed intruder reported on St. Edward's University campus Saturday morning
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After multiple searches of the area, police say they've cleared St. Edward's University after reports of an armed intruder on the main campus Saturday morning.St. Edward's University Campus Safety reports the suspect may be: a dark-skinned, possibly Hispanic thin male with shaggy brown hair. He's reported to be wearing a white shirt and carrying a possible rifle.Campus Safety initially said he was reported to be moving from the parking garage toward the direction of campus
  • Austin ISD hosts block walk to reconnect, welcome families to schools

    Austin ISD hosts block walk to reconnect, welcome families to schools
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Austin ISD is hosting its Operation Reconnect block walk door-to-door event to 'reconnect' with existing district families and help recruit new ones to its schools.The event is specifically aimed at attracting families to schools in its northeast corridor, including (among others) Andrews and Harris elementary schools, Garcia's Young Men's and Sadler Means Young Women's middle school leadership academies, and Northeast High School.
    Welcome to all our volunteers this morning here
  • TRAFFIC: Several road closures off I-35 in San Marcos for Texas Rangers investigation

    TRAFFIC: Several road closures off I-35 in San Marcos for Texas Rangers investigation
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) -- The San Marcos Police Department is reporting several closures off I-35 in San Marcos that will be in place for several hours as police assist the Texas Rangers with an investigation in the area.SMPD says there is no threat to the public but drivers should avoid the area.The closures are mostly located near the northbound side of mile marker 204. The frontage road from Highway 123, where the Chili's, Hooters and Freddy's restaurants are located, is currently blocked.K
  • TRAFFIC: Roads off I-35 in San Marcos back open after closures for Texas Rangers investigation

    TRAFFIC: Roads off I-35 in San Marcos back open after closures for Texas Rangers investigation
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) -- Several roads off I-35 in San Marcos are back open on Saturday morning after being closed while police assisted the Texas Rangers with an investigation in the area.SMPD reported there was no threat to the public during the investigation.The closures were mostly located near the northbound side of mile marker 204. The frontage road from Highway 123, where the Chili's, Hooters and Freddy's restaurants are located, is currently blocked.Roads were closed for about one hou
  • 21 arrested, accused of trafficking meth in Texas

    21 arrested, accused of trafficking meth in Texas
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 20 people from in and around Austin were arrested Thursday on federal drug trafficking charges, according to the Department of Justice.
    The charges, which include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, where handed down in two separate federal grand jury indictments, the DOJ said. Fourteen others connected to the drug crimes were already in custody prior to yesterday's arrests.
    Indictment #1Before the arrests, authorities seized 65 kilogr
  • Sunny and warmer for Sunday with unsettled weather for the work week

    Sunny and warmer for Sunday with unsettled weather for the work week
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Mostly sunny skies continue through the rest of the afternoon as high temperatures head for the low 80s today, a full 10 degrees cooler than Friday.Tonight will be the coolest night of the week ahead as mostly clear skies allow us to drop down into the low 50s by Sunday morning.
    Sunday will start cool, but with southeasterly winds and a sky full of sunshine, expect a quick recovery in afternoon temps with highs returning to the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.Heading through t
  • Fantastic weekend weather - dry, sunny and warm

    Fantastic weekend weather - dry, sunny and warm
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An early morning cold front will bring a noticeable but pleasant change to our weekend forecast. After finishing the work week in the 90s, expect afternoon temps to top out in the low 80s today - much closer to average for this time of year.Breezy north winds will be with us for the majority of the day with the strongest wind gusts expected around sunrise. Dry skies will stretch area-wide with plenty of sunshine stretched over Central Texas - a great day to get outside!Sund
  • Austin FC focusing on finishing preseason ahead of MLS debut

    Austin FC focusing on finishing preseason ahead of MLS debut
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Despite Austin FC's MLS debut against LA FC just a week away, the focus for Josh Wolff this weekend is still entirely on molding his team into what he wants."I think there's real excitement about that game, but we're still in the work process right now and we have these two games that we're focusing on, and then we'll give LA FC our undivided attention," Wolff said.ATXFC wraps up La Copita, the intra-state preseason tournament, on Saturday against San Antonio FC out of the USL.
  • Texas breaks out the big bats in tension filled win over Kansas State

    Texas breaks out the big bats in tension filled win over Kansas State
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A wild night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field concluded with a 13-6 win over Kansas State for Texas. The Longhorns improved to 23-8 overall, with an 8-2 Big 12 record, after Friday's series opener with the Wildcats.
    No. 4 Texas has been on fire lately, but they needed to tough this one out against the Wildcats. They did, but the night was not without fireworks.
    In the bottom of the 2nd, Mike Antico delivered a hit to centerfield that ended up rolling to the wall, allowing Cam
  • Texas softball keeps rolling, wins 12th straight

    Texas softball keeps rolling, wins 12th straight
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas softball team continues to show their ability to win in a diverse manner. After wire to wire dominance Wednesday, in which the Longhorns defeated UT-Arlington 12-0, No. 7 Texas beat Iowa State 8-5 in Friday's series opener in Ames, Iowa.
    The Longhorns fell behind 2-0 after the 1st inning, but then poured it on the Cyclones in the second inning.
    Colleen Sullivan hit a two run homer to tie the game up, that was followed by a two run shot by Courtney Day to give
  • Texas allotted 1.9M COVID-19 vaccine doses next week — Travis County to get 27K, Williamson County to get 20K

    Texas allotted 1.9M COVID-19 vaccine doses next week — Travis County to get 27K, Williamson County to get 20K
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas is set to receive 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Friday.
    DSHS is designating 796,360 of those as first doses to be distributed across 468 providers in 116 counties. The department also ordered 605,390 second doses.READ: Why do some Texas counties get more vaccine doses than others?Another 500,000 first and second doses are going to pharmacy locations, federally-qualified health centers and dial

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