• McCarthy 'encouraged' by Vander Esch's progress after broken collarbone

    McCarthy 'encouraged' by Vander Esch's progress after broken collarbone
    FRISCO, Texas (KXAN) -- Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Saturday that he's "definitely encouraged" by the progress of linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.Vander Esch, who hasn't played since the season opener against the Rams on Sept. 14, practiced all week as the team prepared for a Monday night matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Vander Esch suffered a broken collarbone that required surgery just five weeks ago.Vander Esch was activated off the injured reserve list last week.If
  • Manor ISD temporarily shuts down elementary school after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

    Manor ISD temporarily shuts down elementary school after staff member tests positive for COVID-19
    MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — The Manor Independent School District will be closing Manor Elementary Early Learning Center temporarily due to a campus staff member being diagnosed with COVID-19.
    The district sent a release Friday night, saying the school will be closed through Nov. 12 and students can start returning to campus Nov. 13.
    In the meantime, the campus is being deep cleaned and sanitized, and students will get virtual instruction.
    Manor ISD's Health Services Department immediately start
  • Police: 1 dead after reported shooting in north Austin neighborhood

    Police: 1 dead after reported shooting in north Austin neighborhood
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are investigating a homicide after a shooting killed one man in north Austin Friday night.The Austin Police Department said the 911 center got a call from people saying someone was shot around 6:55 p.m. in the 500 block of Carpenter Avenue. That's in a neighborhood off North Lamar Boulevard.
    When officers arrived, they found a man with 'injuries that are consistent with a shooting.' APD said he was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m.Right now, no suspects are in custody, AP
  • Austin police investigate homicide in north Austin neighborhood

    Austin police investigate homicide in north Austin neighborhood
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is investigating a homicide in north Austin Friday night.Police said officers are investigating in the 500 block of Carpenter Avenue. That's in a neighborhood off North Lamar Boulevard.
    APD is asking people to avoid the area.
    Officers are expected to give an update around 9 p.m.
    This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.Officers are on the scene of a homicide at the 500 Block of Carpenter Ave. Please avoid t
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  • Cash rewards offered for information in a dozen Hill Country arson cases

    Cash rewards offered for information in a dozen Hill Country arson cases
    BURNET, Texas — Hill Country law enforcement agencies are asking for help in gathering information about 12 arson cases that happened over the past five months—some of them targeting historic buildings and homes.
    Hill County Area Crime Stoppers said Burnet police, the Burnet County Sheriff's Office and the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office said they had arson cases at homes, cars, churches and businesses from May 5 to Oct. 22 of this year.Here's a list of where each case happened, acc
  • Austin ISD could start COVID-19 rapid testing next week

    Austin ISD could start COVID-19 rapid testing next week
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Independent School District students and staff could start getting rapid COVID-19 tests as soon as next week, according to the superintendent.
    Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde said the first shipment of the 15-minute rapid tests should arrive early next week. This comes after AISD said it was "at the front of the line" for getting the rapid COVID-19 tests at a board meeting Monday.Austin ISD ‘at the front of the line’ for rapid COVID-19 testsElizalde
  • Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

    Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam
    BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal.The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday that Loughlin was being processed at the federal lockup in Dublin, California.“The parties recently agreed that the defendant can report to prison on October 30, 2020, instead of on November 19, 2020. The defendant has f
  • WATCH LIVE: Westlake takes 31-6 halftime lead over Hays

    WATCH LIVE: Westlake takes 31-6 halftime lead over Hays
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a week off the schedule due to positive COVID-19 cases within the program, Westlake football hopes to continue its dominance through the first half of the season. Hays is looking to break through in the district standings.Westlake grabbed a 14-0 lead after the first quarter with two short rushing touchdowns. The Hays defense held strong on Westlake's first drive, stopping the Chaparrals at the goal line on three straight plays to force a turnover on downs.After Hays p
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  • WATCH LIVE: Westlake leads Hays 21-0 in 2nd quarter

    WATCH LIVE: Westlake leads Hays 21-0 in 2nd quarter
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a week off the schedule due to positive COVID-19 cases within the program, Westlake football hopes to continue its dominance through the first half of the season. Hays is looking to break through in the district standings.Westlake grabbed a 14-0 lead after the first quarter with two short rushing touchdowns. The Hays defense held strong on Westlake's first drive, stopping the Chaparrals at the goal line on three straight plays to force a turnover on downs.After Hays p
  • WATCH LIVE: Westlake football returns with district matchup against Hays

    WATCH LIVE: Westlake football returns with district matchup against Hays
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a week off the schedule due to positive COVID-19 cases within the program, Westlake football hopes to continue its dominance through the first half of the season. Hays is looking to break through in the district standings. Westlake football suspends practice for a week due to COVID-19 casesThe Eanes Independent School District suspended practice at all levels of the Westlake football program during the week of Oct. 18, due to four positive COVID-19 cases among staff a
  • LIVE FRIDAY: Westlake football returns with district matchup against Hays

    LIVE FRIDAY: Westlake football returns with district matchup against Hays
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a week off the schedule due to positive COVID-19 cases within the program, Westlake football hopes to continue its dominance through the first half of the season. Hays is looking to break through in the district standings. Westlake football suspends practice for a week due to COVID-19 casesThe Eanes Independent School District suspended practice at all levels of the Westlake football program during the week of Oct. 18, due to four positive COVID-19 cases among staff a
  • Austin ISD investigates after middle school student sends 'inappropriate' mass email

    Austin ISD investigates after middle school student sends 'inappropriate' mass email
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District is investigating after a middle school student sent an "inappropriate" mass email which escalated into possible threats and cyber bullying.
    Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools Raul Moreno said in an email to parents Friday that a student sent an email with "inappropriate language" to other students. The situation then escalated into "possible threats and online bullying."Moreno said district leaders found out about the incident
  • San Marcos police arrest two men after disturbance at downtown bar

    San Marcos police arrest two men after disturbance at downtown bar
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — San Marcos police arrested two men this week after a disturbance at a downtown San Marcos bar. One of them is accused of pulling out a gun.
    Police said on Tuesday night, Mekhi Burgess, 22, of Cedar Park was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance. Clayton Grumbles, 21, of San Marcos was also arrested on charges of public intoxication.Their arrests came after San Marcos poli
  • Bastrop County nonprofits can now apply for up to $10,000 in CARES act funds

    Bastrop County nonprofits can now apply for up to $10,000 in CARES act funds
    BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Nonprofit organizations in Bastrop County can now receive extra help in paying off COVID-19-related expenses through CARES grant funds.This week, Bastrop County announced organizations will be able to apply for up to $10,000 in grant money through the county's COVID-19 CARES nonprofit grant program.
    The grant program total is $200,000, the county said, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 15.Program requirementsThe county said organizations that got funds throug
  • Campaigns have a lot of data about voters. It isn't making Texas any easier to predict

    Campaigns have a lot of data about voters. It isn't making Texas any easier to predict
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — By now, many Texans have received a similar text message from out-of-state family or friends: What's going to happen in Texas?More than 9 million Texans have voted early or by mail, a record total vote even before the end of the final day of early voting on Friday and Election Day on Nov. 3. While political strategists and campaigns have large amounts of data on how voters might act, predicting what will happen in Texas is as difficult as ever.Nearly 2 million new voters ha
  • Hays County deputies arrest woman accused of sex trafficking others out of San Marcos spa

    Hays County deputies arrest woman accused of sex trafficking others out of San Marcos spa
    HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Hays County deputies arrested a woman this week who is accused of sex trafficking other people out of a San Marcos spa.
    The Hays County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday night, deputies arrested Selina Sun, 41, on charges of trafficking of persons, a second-degree felony, after doing a search at her Austin home. She doesn't have a bond set at this time and is at the Hays County Jail.
    HCSO said it was investigating a complaint at the Riverbend Spa on Old Ranch Ro
  • Pandemic turns Tupperware into an 'it brand'

    Pandemic turns Tupperware into an 'it brand'
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.Restaurant pain has turned into Tupperware's gain with millions of people in a pandemic opening cookbooks again and looking for solutions to leftovers. They've found it again in Tupperware, suddenly an “it brand" five decades after what seemed to be its glory days.The company had appeared to be on life suppor
  • Photos: See the Halloween display so realistic police have been called twice

    Photos: See the Halloween display so realistic police have been called twice
    DALLAS (NEXSTAR) -- Ever driven past a Halloween display that made you look twice?Some of them are pretty good, right?A display is Dallas is so realistic, violent and horrifying that police have visited the home multiple times after receiving complaints from the public. LIST: Halloween decorations, events in Austin and Central TexasIn fact, we're going to warn you before scrolling down and check out the pictures.You may not want to check them out while eating...It's the work of artist Steven Nov
  • Photos: See the Dallas Halloween display so realistic police have been called twice

    Photos: See the Dallas Halloween display so realistic police have been called twice
    DALLAS (NEXSTAR) -- Ever driven past a Halloween display that made you look twice?Some of them are pretty good, right?A display is Dallas is so realistic, violent and horrifying that police have visited the home multiple times after receiving complaints from the public. LIST: Halloween decorations, events in Austin and Central TexasIn fact, we're going to warn you before scrolling down and check out the pictures.You may not want to check them out while eating...It's the work of artist Steven Nov
  • Netflix raises subscription prices

    Netflix raises subscription prices
    CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Netflix raised subscription prices for its standard and premium plans in the U.S. Thursday. The standard plan is now $13.99 from $12.99, and the premium plan to $17.99 from $15.
    The streaming giant's entry basic remains at $8.99 per month. The increase will take effect immediately for new customers, and current subscribers are to be notified 30 days ahead of their price increase based on their billing cycle.71 movies are coming to Netflix in November
    Netflix
  • Crime Stoppers tips lead to arrests in Hays County, uncover alleged ID thefts

    Crime Stoppers tips lead to arrests in Hays County, uncover alleged ID thefts
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The Hays County Sheriff's Department says tips through the Crime Stoppers program led to the arrest of two suspects in various thefts around the San Marcos and Austin areas.Authorities arrested Daniel Richard Cotton, 37, and Jeremy Gabriel Moore, 46, on felony criminal mischief charges, but after what was found after their arrest on Oct. 23, future charges are likely, the sheriff's office says.Two tips through Crime Stoppers led to the identification and location
  • Central Texas is the focus of national water safety message

    Central Texas is the focus of national water safety message
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a spike in children drowning in Central Texas, national water safety experts traveled to Austin to create a plan, and a team.
    "Last year in 2019 we had 10 fatal child drownings and this year we have one. We really believe that it is the efforts of the Central Texas water prevention action team," said Alissa Magrum, the executive director of Colin's Hope, an Austin based water safety program.The action team focuses on Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties. It i
  • Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

    Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager
    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.The Tigers announced the move, saying they agreed to terms with Hinch on a multiyear deal.Hinch replaces Ron Gardenhire, who retired late this season, and he takes over a rebuilding team that is hoping to start climbing the standings behind a handful of highly touted pitch
  • TEA will provide funding to districts for remote teachers under certain conditions

    TEA will provide funding to districts for remote teachers under certain conditions
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Due to limited staffing capacities at school districts across the state, the Texas Education Agency has issued new guidance which may affect the way school districts handle teacher accommodations and instruct students, both at home and virtually.According to the TEA 2020-2021 Attendance and Enrollment FAQ, the agency will fully fund remote instruction to on-campus students as long as the students in the schools are receiving instructional support from someone in the classroom.Pr
  • NEW: TEA will provide funding to districts for remote teachers under certain conditions

    NEW: TEA will provide funding to districts for remote teachers under certain conditions
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Due to limited staffing capacities at school districts across the state, the Texas Education Agency has issued new guidance which may affect the way school districts handle teacher accommodations and instruct students, both at home and virtually.According to the TEA 2020-2021 Attendance and Enrollment FAQ, the agency will fully fund remote instruction to on-campus students as long as the students in the schools are receiving instructional support from someone in the classroom.Pr
  • Meet Our Pet Of The Week: Wylie

    Meet Our Pet Of The Week: Wylie
    Every week we introduce you to a new furry friend looking for their forever home. Today, we want to introduce Wylie! He was originally found as a stray as an older puppy and was the longest stay at his shelter before coming to Austin Pets Alive. He's been waiting and waiting for his forever home!When you first meet Wylie, he'll want you to immediately understand one thing: He loves you! He has lots of love to give, and you're welcome to all of it.He's super smart, energetic, and playful; and get
  • 9% of National Instruments staff to be laid off, Austin-based company announces

    9% of National Instruments staff to be laid off, Austin-based company announces
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-based National Instruments announced Thursday it will reduce its worldwide staff by 9%, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the economy.In a letter to staff, President and CEO Eric Starkloff called the decision "hard and necessary" and outlined a series of next steps, including quickly notifying those who will be out of a job by Nov. 6 at the latest, except for those living in countries that require additional legal requirements to be met.National
  • In latest ceremony before election, DHS leader commemorates 400th mile of new border wall

    In latest ceremony before election, DHS leader commemorates 400th mile of new border wall
    McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- Five days before the presidential election, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf returned to South Texas on Thursday to commemorate the Trump administration's 400 miles of newly built border wall on the Southwest border.Wolf was flanked by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, and dozens of law enforcement agents from various agencies as he perused the shiny new black and concrete 3
  • In latest border-wall ceremony before election, DHS leader commemorates 400th mile

    In latest border-wall ceremony before election, DHS leader commemorates 400th mile
    McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- Five days before the presidential election, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf returned to South Texas on Thursday to commemorate the Trump administration's 400 miles of newly built border wall on the Southwest border.Wolf was flanked by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, and dozens of law enforcement agents from various agencies as he perused the shiny new black and concrete 3
  • News Notes: Texas breaks its voting record with 9M ballots cast so far, other stories

    News Notes: Texas breaks its voting record with 9M ballots cast so far, other stories
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — With one day of early voting left, Texas reported that more than 9 million votes have now been cast, which exceeds the total vote count for the state in the last presidential election.
    In a video lasting less than five minutes, Will DuPree shares the latest numbers as well as discusses these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
    Travis County will keep five early voting mega-centers open until 9 p.m. Friday, while Harris County left several locations open overni

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