• Police looking for witnesses after car hits pedestrian near Round Rock Walmart

    Police looking for witnesses after car hits pedestrian near Round Rock Walmart
    ROUND ROCK (KXAN) -- The Round Rock Police Department said it was looking for witnesses of an aggravated assault.
    It happened on Sept. 9 near the Walmart at IH-35 and SH-45.
    Police posted a video of the incident. It shows a car leaving the gas station parking lot and striking a person walking beside the road.
    The involved parties have been identified, RRPD said, but they're still looking for potential eyewitnesses to help in the prosecution of the case.
    If you have any information regarding this
  • While the offense was great, the Texas defense made huge strides in WVU win

    While the offense was great, the Texas defense made huge strides in WVU win
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns were still mad about losing to Texas Tech last week, so the plan was to take out their anger on the next team they played.
    Enter, West Virginia. Efficient Longhorns roll past West Virginia 38-20 for 1st Big 12 win"Last week was a slap in the face to us because we didn't feel like we played to the best of our ability," Longhorns linebacker Jaylan Ford said after the 38-20 win over the Mountaineers. "Especially going in there feeling like you should have w
  • This town of 600 is the new Center of U.S. Population

    This town of 600 is the new Center of U.S. Population
    HARTVILLE, Missouri (KXAN) — Every 10 years the U.S. Census and NOAA's National Geodetic Survey coordinate to calculate the center of the U.S. population in order to look at shifts and trends of where people live.
    For the most recent 2020 Census, the Center of U.S. Population was determined to be in Hartville, Missouri.The calculation is done by counting the population of the United States, finding their location and averaging it out across the country. What they come up with is "the avera
  • Longhorns volleyball stays perfect with sweet of Texas Tech

    Longhorns volleyball stays perfect with sweet of Texas Tech
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns volleyball team stayed perfect Sunday after a sweep of Texas Tech in Lubbock.The No. 1 Longhorns dropped the Red Raiders in front of a record crowd of over 6,000 behind a huge match from Madisen Skinner. She tied a career-high with 19 kills and hit .529 on 34 attempts. She had 10 kills in the third set to seal the match and seven in the first set.MORE THAN THE SCORE: Stay up to date on sports stories like these, and sign up for our More than the Score sp
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  • Longhorns volleyball stays perfect with sweep of Texas Tech

    Longhorns volleyball stays perfect with sweep of Texas Tech
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns volleyball team stayed perfect Sunday after a sweep of Texas Tech in Lubbock.The No. 1 Longhorns dropped the Red Raiders in front of a record crowd of over 6,000 behind a huge match from Madisen Skinner. She tied a career-high with 19 kills and hit .529 on 34 attempts. She had 10 kills in the third set to seal the match and seven in the first set.MORE THAN THE SCORE: Stay up to date on sports stories like these, and sign up for our More than the Score sp
  • Texas Longhorns left out of AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll after win

    Texas Longhorns left out of AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll after win
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Poll voters weren't impressed with Texas' 38-20 win Saturday against West Virginia.The Longhorns were again left out of both the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls for the second consecutive week following the big win, their first Big 12 Conference victory of the season.Efficient Longhorns roll past West Virginia 38-20 for 1st Big 12 winMedia poll voters didn't put Texas on any of their ballots, like last week, but coaches poll voters kept the Longhorns in
  • APD investigating fatal officer-involved shooting, September SWAT call

    APD investigating fatal officer-involved shooting, September SWAT call
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, please reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which is open 24/7 to provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Simply dial 988.AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are continuing an investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting on Sept. 23.APD received a disturbance call shortly after 9 a.m. Friday involving a man and a woman over child custody in the 610
  • Round Rock behavioral health unit gets $1M in federal funds

    Round Rock behavioral health unit gets $1M in federal funds
    ROUND ROCK, Texas — Round Rock's Crisis Response Unit will receive $1 million in federal funds, U.S. Congressman John Carter announced Friday.
    The money will support the unit's mental health first responders, comprising behavioral health specialists and paramedics. Carter said the city receives about 2,000 mental health-related calls a year.
    "This project promotes the treatment of mental health and keeps local law enforcement focused on responding to criminal acts," Carter said in a statem
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  • 1,600 new Texas teachers named to state's incentive allotment designation

    1,600 new Texas teachers named to state's incentive allotment designation
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Education Agency announced Thursday 1,600 newly designated teachers will be recognized for their classroom performances as part of the agency's Teacher Incentive Allotment. The TIA acts as a pathway for high-performing teachers to earn six-digit salaries, as well as assisting rural and high-need districts with recruitment and retention efforts.The TIA was created following the passage of House Bill 3 during the 86th Texas Legislative Session, according to a TEA re
  • Kind Clinic, Vivent Health to host free monkeypox clinic Sunday

    Kind Clinic, Vivent Health to host free monkeypox clinic Sunday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kind Clinic and Vivent Health will host a pop-up monkeypox vaccine clinic Sunday evening, Austin Public Health officials announced Sunday morning.The clinic will be held at Cheer Up Charlie's, located at 900 Red River St. in downtown Austin. It'll run between 5-7 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Traditional symptoms include a fever and a pimple or blister-like rash. The disease is spread by close contact with an i
  • 'Not having accurate data handicaps us,' say advocates after state delays release of report on maternal deaths 

    'Not having accurate data handicaps us,' say advocates after state delays release of report on maternal deaths 
     AUSTIN (KXAN) — Nakeenya Wilson can recall story after story."We just had a mom last week who had to be readmitted to the hospital, due to postpartum complications. And we were able to send doulas for 24-hours, around-the-clock care, for her baby so that she can be with her baby and get the medical care that she, you know, needs to receive," Wilson explained.Nakeenya Wilson is part of the state committee studying maternal outcomes. (Courtesy: Nakeenya Wilson)She said recently th
  • Willie Nelson to play at Beto O'Rourke's Austin campaign rally Sunday

    Willie Nelson to play at Beto O'Rourke's Austin campaign rally Sunday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Willie Nelson will perform in Austin Sunday as part of Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke's Vote 'Em Out campaign rally. While Nelson hasn't yet made an endorsement for governor this campaign cycle, he has a history of political endorsements — including one for O'Rourke back in 2018.The free rally will be held at 2 p.m. at Moontower Saloon, located at 10212 Menchaca Road in south Austin. Those interested in attending can register online here.Earlier this year
  • Willie Nelson endorses Beto O'Rourke at Austin campaign rally

    Willie Nelson endorses Beto O'Rourke at Austin campaign rally
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Willie Nelson endorsed Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke during the "Vote 'Em Out" campaign rally in Austin Sunday.Nelson has a history of political endorsements — including one for O'Rourke back in 2018.The free rally began at 2 p.m. at Moontower Saloon, located at 10212 Menchaca Road in south Austin.Earlier this year, Nelson and O'Rourke united at Nelson's annual Fourth of July picnic celebration at Q2 Stadium, with the Democratic challenger for Texas gove
  • A tropical storm Saturday is now a major hurricane Sunday

    A tropical storm Saturday is now a major hurricane Sunday
    MEXICO (KXAN) — A definite sign of a changing climate is noted by the rapid increase in strength from the major Hurricane Orlene. Winds at 7 a.m. our time Saturday were tropical storm-strength at 65 miles per hour. Three hours later, those wind speeds increased to 75 miles per hour, making Orlene a Category 1 hurricane.
    The winds continued to get stronger Saturday afternoon, reaching 105 miles per hour by 6:15 p.m. and upgrading Orlene to a Category 2 hurricane.
    A large part of what made t
  • More clouds, but still cool the next few mornings

    More clouds, but still cool the next few mornings
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Scattered high clouds from Hurricane Orlene in the eastern Pacific will continue to stream our way into Monday and part of Tuesday.Hurricane Orlene went from being a tropical storm to a major hurricane over the weekend as it heads for Mexico. WEATHER BLOG: A tropical storm Saturday is now a major hurricane SundayTonight will still be cool, but perhaps not quite as cool as the past couple of nights as the high clouds provide some insulation.Plan on a mix of sun and high clouds on
  • Clouds from Hurricane Orlene continue into work week

    Clouds from Hurricane Orlene continue into work week
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Scattered high clouds from Hurricane Orlene in the eastern Pacific continue to stream our way and will again into Monday and part of Tuesday.Hurricane Orlene went from being a tropical storm to a major hurricane over the weekend as it heads for Mexico. WEATHER BLOG: A tropical storm Saturday is now a major hurricane SundayTonight will still be cool, but perhaps not quite as cool as the past couple of nights as the high clouds provide some insulation.Plan on a mix of sun and high
  • Afternoon highs remain warmer than normal

    Afternoon highs remain warmer than normal
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Another nice morning is greeting early risers on this Sunday. Most temperatures are in the 50s but there are a few reporting stations that are in the 40s. NEW BLOG: UPDATED OCTOBER FORECAST AND DROUGHT OUTLOOKThis afternoon's high temperatures will once again peak in mostly the middle to upper 80s on a day where the normal high temperature is 87°. Highs above normal will prevail all week. Morning lows will be warming steadily.Another mild afternoonThe air will remain dry tod
  • Instant Analysis: Fast start builds momentum into Red River Showdown

    Instant Analysis: Fast start builds momentum into Red River Showdown
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns picked up their first Big 12 Conference win 38-20 Saturday over the West Virginia Mountaineers in from of 100.740 fans at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.
    Longhorns quarterback Hudson Card threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns, leading the offense to four touchdowns in the team's first five possessions. Wide receiver Xaver Worthy also had a big night with seven catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and he also threw one on a trick play in the first qua
  • Rally for Iran calls for change outside Texas Capitol

    Rally for Iran calls for change outside Texas Capitol
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Cries for change in Iran reached Austin on Saturday, as members of the Iranian community chanted in solidarity with protests in Iran after the death of a woman in morality police custody.The 'Rally for Iran' was organized by Austin locals like Hadi Farasat. He moved to the U.S. 44 years ago but still holds his home country close to his heart.“You can get the people out of Iran but you cannot get the Iran out of the people,” Farasat said.He says he and other orga
  • One dead after vehicle collision on N Lamar

    One dead after vehicle collision on N Lamar
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS posted on its Twitter account that one person died after an automobile collided with a pedestrian near North Lamar Blvd. and Beaver St.The collision occurred just before 8 p.m. Medics performed CPR in an attempt to resuscitate the patient.ATCEMS says to avoid the area while authorities investigate the crash, and to expect extended closures.
  • State of Texas: Abbott or O'Rourke? Debate helps some undecided voters choose

    State of Texas: Abbott or O'Rourke? Debate helps some undecided voters choose
    AUSTIN (Nexstar) - Friday's Texas Governor's Debate came at a crucial time for Beto O'Rourke. With just five weeks to go before Election Day, polls show the Democratic challenger with a deficit in the high single digits to incumbent Governor Greg Abbott.Polling released earlier in the week by Emerson College Polling and The Hill showed Abbott with an 8-point lead over O'Rourke. The challenger faces the challenge of winning over a shrinking pool of undecided voters.The debate had few headline-mak
  • Longhorns trying to draw even in all-time series with West Virginia

    Longhorns trying to draw even in all-time series with West Virginia
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas and West Virginia are both looking for their first Big 12 Conference victory Saturday night at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.The Longhorns are coming off a heartbreaking 37-34 loss in overtime to Texas Tech last week in Lubbock, a game in which the Longhorns led 31-17 midway through the third quarter. West Virginia play a nonconference game last week and topped Virginia Tech 33-10. The Mountaineers played their first conference game in the second week of the season, losi
  • LIVE UPDATES: Longhorns up big 28-7 at halftime over West Virginia

    LIVE UPDATES: Longhorns up big 28-7 at halftime over West Virginia
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An efficient Longhorns offense is a great Longhorns offense.Texas needed just 32 plays to roll up 267 yards of offense and take a 28-7 lead over West Virginia at halftime Saturday at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.Hudson Card has 223 yards on 13 of 17 passing with two touchdowns and tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders has four catches for 68 yards and a pair of scores. Sanders caught a 13-yard TD pass with 4:22 left in the half and a 33-yard pass on a trick play from wide receiver Xavi
  • LIVE UPDATES: Longhorns trying to draw even in all-time series with West Virginia

    LIVE UPDATES: Longhorns trying to draw even in all-time series with West Virginia
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas and West Virginia are both looking for their first Big 12 Conference victory Saturday night at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.The Longhorns are coming off a heartbreaking 37-34 loss in overtime to Texas Tech last week in Lubbock, a game in which the Longhorns led 31-17 midway through the third quarter. West Virginia play a nonconference game last week and topped Virginia Tech 33-10. The Mountaineers played their first conference game in the second week of the season, losi
  • Efficient Longhorns roll past West Virginia 38-20 for 1st Big 12 win

    Efficient Longhorns roll past West Virginia 38-20 for 1st Big 12 win
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns don't have a losing record against any Big 12 Conference opponent anymore.The Texas Longhorns evened the all-time series with West Virginia at 6-6 with a 38-20 win Saturday at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.MORE THAN THE SCORE: Stay up to date on sports stories like these, and sign up for our More than the Score sports newsletter at kxan.com/newslettersQuarterback Hudson Card threw for 303 yards on 21 of 27 passing and three touchdowns to lead an efficient L
  • 5 former JBHS students file lawsuit against theater director and AISD, alleging abuse

    5 former JBHS students file lawsuit against theater director and AISD, alleging abuse
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- The Austin Independent School District and James Bowie High School theatre director, Diane Elizabeth “Betsy” Cornwell, are facing a lawsuit from five former female students who said Cornwell was sexually inappropriate, emotionally abusive and provided drugs to a student, according to court documents.Cornwell, who taught in AISD for over 30 years, was placed on administrative leave.The former students alleged that AISD continued to employ Cornwell despite multiple com
  • Texas governor's debate: Fact checking Abbott, O'Rourke

    Texas governor's debate: Fact checking Abbott, O'Rourke
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Voters across the state of Texas are now weighing in on who they think should be the next governor following the only debate in the state this year that both candidates agreed to take part in.
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) squared off Friday night during Nexstar's governor's debate which covered topics such as abortion, gun control and the border. Before you cast your ballot, here are some comments made that needed more context, or were
  • September ends unseasonably warm and too dry

    September ends unseasonably warm and too dry
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Central Texas weather in September was, once again, dominated by temperatures mostly above normal and scarce precipitation.17 of the last 18 days of the month had afternoon maximums above normal, which, in part, led to an average high temperature of 94.6°.During the week of the 18th to the 24th, the average high temperature was 97.6°. At least there were no 100° highs during the month, though we came close with a high of 99° on the 22nd -- a few hours before the
  • Austin man arrested after attempted food truck robbery, stabbing

    Austin man arrested after attempted food truck robbery, stabbing
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a woman who worked at a food truck during an attempted robbery.
    Bruce Allen, 60, arrested for charges of aggravated robbery (APD photo)According to court documents, the owner of Anojito Chovita food truck called police around 9 p.m. Monday after that incident. The owner and woman who had been stabbed both followed the suspect while talking to dispatchers.That suspect was arrested and later identified as Bruce Allen, 60.T
  • 1 dead in auto-pedestrian crash on South Congress

    1 dead in auto-pedestrian crash on South Congress
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — One adult is dead after a vehicle reportedly hit a pedestrian late Friday night on South Congress, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
    It happened around 11 p.m. Friday in the 4200 block of South Congress Avenue, south of Ben White Boulevard.
    The roadway was closed, but it has since reopened, according to Austin Police.

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