New equipment allows Austin Water to test for cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins in house

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Water is now able to test drinking water for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in house without having to use an outside lab. The utility got new equipment that is able to test raw source water and treated drinking water, thus reducing the wait time for results to 24 hours, rather than several […]

Man pleads guilty related to deadly June 2020 robbery in east Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man plead guilty to robbery, a second-degree felony, in August and was sentenced to 30 months in jail, according to court paperwork. Juan Castaneda-Torres was arrested last year after being one of three suspects involved in a June 2020 robbery on Pecan Springs Road. One of the robbery suspects, Aaron Duarte-Perez, 51, died […]

State vaccinations diminish, few in Hays County rush to get booster

UPDATED 10/3/2021 HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS – In Hays County, over 74% or 145,234 of 12 years and older, and in Texas, over 72% or 17,541,271 of people 12 years and older have received their initial first dose of vaccine. In addition, over 64% or 125,531 of Hays County 12 years and over, are fully vaccinated, and Texans in the same age groups, over 63% or 15,197,923 of Texans, are fully vaccinated. […]

EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY: Early Voting Continues Through Oct. 29 For The Nov. 2 Election

STAFF REPORTSMonday, October 18, 2021 Early voting began on Monday leading into the Nov. 2 general election. Hays County voters have eight Texas constitutional amendments to bone-up on, but locally San Marcans have a slew of city propositions, as well as a pair of City Council races left to consider. In City Council Place 5 […]

Supreme Court signals quick resolution on Biden challenge to landmark Texas abortion law

Acting solicitor general claims Texas has ‘nullified’ the Supreme Court’s precedents on abortion The  U.S. Supreme Court signaled a quick resolution to the latest challenge to Texas’ landmark abortion law Monday, hours after the Department of Justice under President Biden asked the court to block the law, which bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity. The court signaled that it […]

Man wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child, trafficking of a minor

MADISONVILLE, Texas (KBTX) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and trafficking of a minor. Shawn Allen, 33, is known to frequent the Madisonville and Midway areas. Anyone with information on where he is should call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at […]

Man charged with DWI after hitting College Station fire truck

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – A Bryan man is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated after College Station police say he drove his pickup truck into a fire truck Sunday morning on Raymond Stotzer Parkway. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. near Riverside Parkway as emergency crews were already on the highway working a separate […]

‘They do everything together’ | Fiancée describes relationship among deputy constables who were shot early Saturday

Two of the three deputies shot Saturday remain hospitalized, 28-year-old Darryl Garrett and 26-year-old Juqaim Barthen. Deputy Kareem Atkins was killed. HOUSTON — Three Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables were shot Saturday while they were working an extra job at a club in north Houston. Deputy Kareem Atkins was killed. Deputies Juquaim Barthen and […]


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