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Two men linked to fatal Pflugerville shooting in custody

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Antonio Fennell, 23, and Zytrell Horton, 21, in connection with the fatal shooting of Kristopher Muldrew. On the night of May 19, 2020, Muldrew, 20, was fatally shot at 413 Swenson Farms Blvd. On that night,...
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Gov. Abbott signs Pandemic Liability Protection Act, bill takes effect immediately

AUSTIN – On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Pandemic Liability Protection Act into law. The Act went into effect immediately because Senate Bill 6 was passed by both chambers by supermajorities. Authored by Sen. Kelly Hancock, SB 6 provides COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers, businesses, non-profits, religious...
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Mugshot of Killeen teenager accused of Austin mass shooting released

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police released a picture of the Killeen teenager accused of taking part in the deadly mass shooting that ended in one person dead and 13 others injured in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street over the weekend. Jeremiah Roshaun Leland James Tabb, 17, was arrested on a suspicion...
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Anderson football coach Daniel Hunter resigns

After three seasons, Anderson football coach Daniel Hunter has resigned. Hunter, who said he will begin to search for a new job next week, said athletics in the Austin school district had been put on a "back burner" for too long. Although there has been a change in administration, he will not change his mind. He added he had a "great conversation" with Stephanie Elizalde, who was named the district's new superintendent last summer.
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Father and son killed in apparent murder-suicide, Austin police say

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department said a shooting that occurred at a residence in southern Austin on Monday appears to be a murder-suicide. Police said they received a call from a woman around 3:49 p.m. on Greenland Lane reporting that her son had shot himself. When police arrived on scene, they found two gunshot victims unresponsive, the second victim being the suspect's father. Both were transported to the hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.

Two arrested for May 2020 murder of 20-year-old Pflugerville man

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - Two people have been arrested for the May 2020 murder of a Pflugerville man. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested 23-year-old Antonio Fennell in Austin and 21-year-old Zytrell Horton in Killeen for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Kristopher Muldrew. Both have been charged with...
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Abbott announces Texas border wall plan, $250 million down payment

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his state-funded border wall plan Wednesday in Austin, which includes a $250 million down payment from the state treasury. Abbott was joined at the press conference by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan and Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson.
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16-year-old boy from Corpus Christi escapes from custody in Austin, TJJD says

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is searching for a 16-year-old who escaped from custody Monday evening. Erik Robinson, who is from Corpus Christi, was undergoing treatment at the Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin and was outside for supervised recreation when he climbed a wall and ran off, the department said. He escaped at approximately 6:40 p.m.
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The Texas Power Grid Is Overworked Again

Austin may be in the dark again.Photo by from Pexels. Austin, TX: Texans remember all too well, the power grid failure earlier this year, during a historic winter storm that left many without power. Few in Austin can forget Winter Storm 2021, when snapped power lines, combined with single-digit temperatures, had the demand on energy high, and the energy supply low. Energy companies asked everyone to conserve usage.
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Longview resident wins $3 million with scratchoff lottery ticket

AUSTIN, Texas (News Release) - A Longview resident claimed a top prizewinning ticket worth $3 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game $750 Million Winner’s Circle. The ticket was purchased at Murphy Express 8894, located at 301 E. Loop 281, in Longview. The claimant elected to remain anonymous. This...
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Austin shooting victim's brother: His death shouldn't be 'politicized' for gun control

The family of a man killed in a shooting in Austin, Texas, is urging the public not to politicize his death to push for more gun control laws. "This should not be used to politicize any sort of gun control," Nick Kantor said about the death of his brother, Douglas Kantor. "The fact that that's what it seems like politicians are doing with this story is deeply disturbing to me and my family. This is the last thing we want. We want Doug's story to be told for what it was and not politicized for some agenda."
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A man killed in Austin mass shooting was visiting from Michigan and planned to marry his high school sweetheart, family says

(CNN) — The man killed in a weekend shooting that left more than a dozen people injured in Austin, Texas, was visiting the city from Michigan, his family said. Douglas J. Kantor, 25, was originally from Airmont, New York, and attended college at Michigan State and graduate school at the University of Michigan, the family statement said, according to CNN affiliate KEYE.
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USWNT opens Austin stadium with win over Nigeria

Christen Press and Lynn Williams scored as the U.S. women's national team christened Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, with a 2-0 win over Nigeria on Wednesday. Press scored in the second minute of first-half stoppage time and Williams scored in the fourth minute of extra time in the second half as the U.S. ran its unbeaten streak to 42 games (38-0-4), including 9-0-1 this year.

Family sets up fundraiser for Austin mass shooting victim

AUSTIN, Texas — The family of one of the 14 victims of the mass shooting in downtown Austin this past weekend has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical expenses. According to the GoFundMe page, Jessica Ramirez was celebrating her 34th birthday when she was shot on 6th Street early Sunday morning. Her mother Bilma Ramirez said in part: