Leander, TX

Fire destroys home in Pflugerville

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - A fire destroyed a home in Pflugerville Saturday morning. Around 11 a.m. Sept. 24, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Travis County ESD 12 fire crews were called to the 17900 block of Misty Harbor Drive just off Pflugerville Parkway near Lake Pflugerville. Firefighters arrived to find thick smoke and flames billowing out of the roof.
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Austin-Area Man Sentenced To 48 Years For Fraud And Money Laundering

SHERMAN, Texas – The Eastern District of Texas sentenced a Leander man to 48 years in federal prison for fraud and money laundering violations. James Clark Nix, 73, was found guilty by a jury on Apr. 21, 2022, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and aiding and abetting. Nix was sentenced to 576 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant on Sep. 22, 2022.

LOOK: Baby Deer Twisted in Fence Rescued by Firefighters

Early Wednesday morning, firefighters in Leander, Texas, received an unexpected call. The emergency involved neither fire nor a severe car accident – it was, however, a life-threatening situation. Residents of the Travisso community had awoken to find a baby deer trapped in their fence. Somehow, the fawn had wedged...

Dog of the Weekend: Bliss at Texas Humane Heroes

If you're looking for a cuddlebug, Bliss may be perfect for you. She is a 10-year-old pup currently up for adoption at Texas Humane Heroes in Leander. She loves people and is perfect for a family just looking to hang out and cuddle.

1,000-plus water violation warnings issued as pipe repair work steps up

CEDAR PARK, Texas - Repair work on the raw water intake that feeds the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority started Wednesday. Progress was made Thursday to the point that officials hope the repair project may be completed a little ahead of schedule. However, residents in Cedar Park and Leander are still being warned not to violate the new water conservation rules.
Austin, Texas

APD News Release: Passing of Senior Austin Police Officer Anthony "Tony" Martin

It is with great sadness and deepest condolences that the Austin Police Department (APD) announces Senior APD Officer Anthony “Tony” Martin succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash. Initial information regarding this crash. On September 23, 2022, at approximately 5:56 a.m., Officer Martin was on his...

Man indicted on capital murder charge could spend 5 years in prison for killing Round Rock father

AUSTIN, Texas - A man indicted on a capital murder charge could spend five years in prison. The charge will likely be dropped to first-degree murder as part of a plea deal. Anthony Davis is one of two men charged with killing Christopher Branham, 26, on June 24, 2020. The Round Rock father of two was beaten unconscious and robbed in a recorded mob-style attack at the La Quinta Hotel on Parker Drive.

Carter breaks out in Panthers' district-opening victory over Tivy

If Liberty Hill's football team had been hunting at Panther Stadium on Friday night, it would've bagged itself quite a buck in its 63-6 dismantling of Tivy in the district opener, as the home side collected a rack of Antlers even the most experienced outdoorsman would be proud of. Ben...

BCRUA starts repairs on water pipe leak for Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock

CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) told Cedar Park City Council on Thursday that repairs to their water intake pipe were underway. The pipe services the city's potable water as a secondary source, according to BCRUA. The water provider announced last month the discovery of a break in the intake pipe located in Lake Travis. According to BCRUA General Manager Karen Bondy, the pipe was leaking back into Lake Travis so no water was wasted.

10 commercial permits filed recently in Georgetown, including two new business parks

The following commercial permits have been filed recently in Georgetown under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Courtesy Google Maps) Curious about which new businesses, restaurants and facilities are coming soon or currently underway in your backyard and beyond? Our commercial permit roundup helps identify what is being built in your community. The following commercial permits have been filed recently in Georgetown under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. All information, including cost and timeline, is subject to change.

Kayla Lopez not quite ready to stop swinging for Rouse High School volleyball

CEDAR PARK — For those fans and foes not in the know, Rouse senior Kayla Lopez sure looks like a defensive specialist even without the colored libero jersey. Lopez stands just 5 feet, 5 inches, and her fast footwork and quick hands seem ideal for the back row during pregame warmups. But keep watching once the players line up to take some swings before the match. Watch Lopez spring from the floor and watch her blur of...