Ariana Garcia, Austin American-Statesman

Ariana Garcia

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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Ariana:

Pflugerville postpones discussion on requiring masks

The Pflugerville City Council fell short of calling for face masks to be required in the city following an emergency meeting Tuesday night.After a nearly → Read More

Trails, parking at Lake Pflugerville closed

The city of Pflugerville has extended its closure of Lake Pflugerville to include trails and parking until further notice due to health and safety concerns with COVID-19.Amenities at Lake Pflugerville Park, including the north parking lot, open spaces, playscape, Pflug Fun kayak rentals, boat ramp, fishing piers, pavilion and beach were closed on June 26.The trail and parking on the south and… → Read More

Round Rock council votes to require masks in public places

The Round Rock City Council voted Monday to require face coverings in public places in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases and → Read More

Austin area police chiefs talk racism, reform in community forum

Austin area police chiefs fielded tough questions from the community on racism and police reform during a Friday night virtual forum.The panel, hosted by → Read More

Round Rock Council OKs $7.3M Heritage Trail West construction

The city of Round Rock will be adding a long-awaited segment to its growing trail system in the next two years.The Round Rock City Council on Thursday → Read More

Pflugerville council makes Juneteenth official city holiday

Juneteenth is now an official city of Pflugerville holiday following a vote that some City Council members called long overdue.The Pflugerville City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved the measure. The city’s current official holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas."I think the item… → Read More

Family seeks answers in woman’s shooting death in Pflugerville

Months after a deadly shooting in Pflugerville, a Round Rock family is reaching out to the community for answers.Lakeishia Craft, 29, said her mother → Read More

Ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin to shut down

RideAustin, a local nonprofit that emerged as an alternative to ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft during their brief departure from the city but struggled → Read More

Protesters take to downtown Austin streets for 9th night

The ninth night of protests in downtown Austin against police brutality across the county drew hundreds of protesters on Saturday.At 10 p.m., a group of → Read More

Williamson County reports 28th coronavirus death

Williamson County reported its 28th death from known coronavirus cases on Saturday. The person was a woman in her 80s.Twenty-eight people have died from → Read More

Pflugerville community offers prayers amid national protests

While praying for black lives amid unrest in the country, DeChard Freeman of Abundant Life Church in Pflugerville recognized more has to be done.During a → Read More

Burglars steal 32 firearms from Pflugerville gun range overnight

Three people broke into a gun range in Pflugerville overnight and stole 32 firearms, according to police.Officials said the burglars broke into Red’s Indoor Range North, 1908 W Pecan St., around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. They were described as being in their late teens or 20s, thin and with dark hair. Pflugerville police are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to find… → Read More

UPDATE: Man arrested, victim ID’d in fatal Pflugerville shooting Tuesday

Wednesday update: Pflugerville police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a woman in Pflugerville on Tuesday, police officials said during a → Read More

Woman shot, killed in Pflugerville, police say

A woman was found dead after a shooting in Pflugerville on Tuesday afternoon, police officials said.Pflugerville police said they responded to a shots → Read More

Hays County: 4 new coronavirus cases pushes known total to 270

Hays County officials said Saturday that four more residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.The county currently has 251 pending tests as of → Read More

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after fatal Pflugerville shooting

2:30 p.m. Update: The Round Rock Police Department has taken one suspect into custody Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday night in → Read More

Travis County: Known coronavirus cases climb to 2,425

Travis County health officials reported 44 new cases of coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of known cases to 2,425. Officials reported no new → Read More

Front-line workers honored with car parade at St. David’s Round Rock

More than 150 cars blared their horns and flashed lights as they drove around the St. David’s Medical Center in Round Rock to honor and encourage → Read More

JUST IN: Coronavirus cases climb by 32 in Travis County to 2,127

Travis County officials on Sunday reported 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total known cases to 2,127. On Friday, officials confirmed no new deathd → Read More

JUST IN: Coronavirus cases climb by 24 in Travis County to 2,095

Travis County officials on Saturday reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total known cases to 2,095. On Friday, officials confirmed one new → Read More