How to Get Help After Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts are with the survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Although the storm is over, its effects on the daily lives of Texans are likely to last for years. We have seen the varying estimates on the economic damage the storm has caused on the Texas coast, and we know that behind that economic impact is […]

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Boater Charged in Four-Year-Old’s Death

A Killeen man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after he ran his houseboat over a young swimmer at a lake in Temple, about an hour north of Austin. The swimmer, a four-year-old girl, died of her injuries shortly after the incident on Friday, June 23. Her father, who attempted to pull her free […]

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Texting and Driving Behind Church Bus Crash

The First Baptist Church of New Braunfels suffered a heartbreaking blow after it lost thirteen senior parishioners in a South Texas bus crash. Those victims were returning home after an annual three-day Baptist retreat when their vehicle was hit by a young driver who was allegedly texting while behind the wheel. Cellphone video of his […]

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Coach Killed, Students Injured in Bus Crash

The town of Mount Pleasant, about two hours east of Dallas in East Texas, is mourning the loss of a high school track coach after a large truck crashed into a bus and a car while the team was returning from an away meet. Nineteen students and another coach were hurt in the crash, which […]

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Austin Hit Hard by Fatal Mississippi Bus-Train Crash

Austin residents are still reeling from the news of a fatal crash involving a charter bus and a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi, last week. The crash, which occurred last Tuesday, March 7, killed four people from the Austin area and left thirty-five injured. Only seven passengers were reported to be unharmed. Three passengers died […]

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The Five Most Dangerous Intersections in Austin

According to Mayor Steve Adler, Austin has worse traffic than New York City. He is citing a nationwide measure of traffic density where our city ranked a shameful fourth. The problem has only gotten worse over time: Ten years ago it was listed twenty-fifth. Along with increased congestion comes increased occurrence of accidents, with intersections […]

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SUV Injures Six Children in Day Care Center Crash

The forty small children playing at the Choo Choo Xpress Day Care and Learning Center in Cibolo had no idea that some of them would soon be on the way to the hospital. But that’s what happened shortly before 11:00 a.m. on February 3 when an SUV driven by a seventy-two-year-old woman crashed into their […]

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High-Speed Ferrari Crash Shows Dangers of Drunk Driving

Around 2:00 a.m. on January 13, a drunk driver’s $385,000 Ferrari joyride suddenly went south—forty feet south—by going over a cliff into a West Austin ravine. A witness statement says that the limited production 458 Italia appeared to be speeding over 100 mph before the crash. The twenty-eight-year-old driver missed a turn by a bridge […]

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Poisonous Gas Accident Kills Four Children

Improper pesticide use turned into a tragically fatal hazmat case at a mobile home in northeast Amarillo, Texas, on January 2. The innocent children who died were siblings ages seven, nine, eleven and seventeen. Five other people who were present were also sickened by the fumes. The property had been treated with a pesticide, aluminum […]

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