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Recent articles by Heather:

Odor complaint leads to meth bust in Wells Branch, deputies say

Travis County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested a woman after they found 30 to 40 kilograms of methamphetamine in her Wells Branch apartment. → Read More

Large hail pelts Georgetown, officials work to assess damage

Georgetown officials Thursday said they are continuing to assess damage throughout the city caused by a hail storm that pummeled Williamson County overnight.National Weather Service meteorologists issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Williamson County late Wednesday after a storm developed quickly over Georgetown.Meteorologist Aaron Treadway said residents reported hail ranging from the size… → Read More

FORECAST UPDATE: Small chance of rain for Austin Thursday night

5 p.m. update: For those exhausted with the massive downpours from the last few days and concerned about the menacing clouds hovering over the Austin → Read More

7-year-old dies after San Marcos crash that killed 2 others Saturday

Wednesday Update: A 7-year-old who had been one of three children injured in a San Marcos crash that killed two adults over the weekend has died, authorities said Wednesday.The child died on Tuesday at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin from injuries sustained in the crash, according to San Marcos police.Officers responded around 7:42 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle rollover crash in the… → Read More

Warm, clear days ahead after storms rattle Austin area

What a difference 24 hours can make.Sunday — sunny and dry — will seem like a 180-degree turn from the thunderstorms that brought heavy rainfall, lightning strikes and damaging winds to a large swath of Texas late Friday and early Saturday.National Weather Service meteorologist Constantine Pashos said the large system that hit the area developed after storms above mountainous areas in Mexico met… → Read More

A STORM IN PICTURES: Austin residents share images of lighting, rain, damage

Austin residents overnight took to social media to share videos and photos of heavy rain, lightning strikes and damaging winds. The severe weather was → Read More

WEATHER FORECAST: Overnight storms produce heavy rainfall in Austin, but clear, cool Saturday ahead

Saturday forecast for Austin: Sunshine and cooler weather greeted the Austin area on Saturday morning after an overnight storm brought heavy rainfall, → Read More

UPDATE: Police searching for robber who struck Northwest Austin bank, officials say

Austin police are now searching for a man who they say robbed a bank inside of a Walmart store in Northwest Austin on Thursday.Officers responded to Woodforest National Bank located inside of a Walmart at 13201 RM 620 North at around 1:15 p.m., according to Austin police.Authorities say a man wearing a white surgical mask walked up to the teller and passed a note demanding cash.The man told the… → Read More

Police responding to Northwest Austin bank robbery, officials say

Austin police are responding to reports of a bank robbery inside of a Walmart store in Northwest Austin, officials say.Officers responded to Woodforest → Read More

3rd coronavirus death reported in Hays County, officials say

Hays County on Tuesday confirmed its third death linked to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.Health officials Tuesday said the 60-year-old → Read More

Cap Metro drivers delivering veggies to Austinites in need

Capital Metro drivers are no longer just driving passengers in Austin. They’re now also hauling vegetables for delivery to customers’ doorsteps.The transit agency in late April joined the nonprofit Farmshare Austin in helping vulnerable communities in Travis County get fresh produce during the coronavirus pandemic.Chad Ballentine, vice president of demand response for Cap Metro, said it’s… → Read More

13th coronavirus death reported in Williamson County

Williamson County health officials on Saturday said a 13th person has died from COVID-19, the disease linked to the coronavirus.While officials said they → Read More

FORECAST: Sunny but cool Saturday for Austin

Saturday forecast for Austin: Austinites planning to head outdoors to any of the area’s open green spaces this Saturday can expect sunny and cool conditions.The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 77 degrees. Meteorologists said east-northeast winds will blow at 5 to 10 mph.The evening will be partly cloudy with an overnight low around 55, according to… → Read More

2nd coronavirus-related death reported in Hays County

Hays County officials on Friday reported the area’s second death linked to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.Health officials said the person who died was a Wimberley resident in their 90s. The Wimberley resident was hospitalized about two weeks ago, the statement said.As of Friday morning, Hays County had 73 active cases and had administered 2,091 tests.A full COVID-19 update will… → Read More

JUST IN: No new coronavirus cases reported in Comal County

Comal County health officials on Friday reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease linked to the corornavirus.Health officials on Friday → Read More

Windy, cooler Friday ahead, with slight chance of rain

Friday forecast for Austin: A strong cold front pushing through Central Texas on Friday is expected to bring with it breezy and cooler conditions, according to meteorologists.The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 80 degrees.There is also a slight chance of showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., meteorologists said. The forecast calls for northwest… → Read More

FORECAST: Cloudy, windy and warm Thursday ahead

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Austinites can expect a cloudy, warm and windy Thursday, according to meteorologists.The National Weather Service forecast → Read More

H-E-B among grocery stores accused of price-gouging eggs in federal suit

H-E-B is one of three Texas-based grocery stores, along with over a dozen businesses nationwide, facing a federal lawsuit after a group of shoppers accused the stores, farms and wholesalers of price-gouging eggs during the coronavirus pandemic.The lawsuit filed in Austin last Thursday says the San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co., along with 18 other businesses, nearly tripled the price of eggs… → Read More

FORECAST: Sunny, warm Wednesday ahead

Wednesday forecast for Austin: It’s expected to be a sunny and warm Wednesday for Austinites, according to meteorologists.The National Weather Service forecast calls for partly cloudy skies in the morning, gradually becoming sunny with temperature highs near 85 degrees.Meteorologists said east winds are expected to blow at 5 to 10 mph.The evening will be clear with overnight lows around 60,… → Read More

FORECAST: Cooler Tuesday for Austin with 20% chance of rain

Tuesday forecast for Austin: Austinites can expect a cooler, breezy Tuesday as a cold front pushes through the area in the late morning , according to → Read More