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Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas sheriff's deputy was booked on a capital murder charge Monday after police say he shot and killed his ex-wife, teenage stepdaughter and another man during a weekend shooting that shut down a busy Austin shopping area and set off an overnight manhunt. ...

Weekend report delays cited for light Texas COVID-19 totals

Apr. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are launching a $1.5 million radio and television ad campaign to promote the next phase of vaccinating Texans against COVID-19, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Monday. The campaign will include...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Texas lawmakers' response to flood of gun deaths? Make it easier to own guns “April is the cruelest month,” the poet has written. True enough in an existential sense, and yet this year we are inclined...

Police say former sheriff’s deputy wanted in shooting deaths of 3 in Austin, Texas, taken into custody

Apr. 19, 2021 10:34 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say former sheriff’s deputy wanted in shooting deaths of 3 in Austin, Texas, taken into custody.

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Apr. 18, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff's deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn't known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those...

Miami GP to join F1 calendar from 2022 in 10-year deal

Apr. 18, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022. Next year’s race will be the first in a 10-year deal and is in addition to the existing grand prix at Circuit of The...

Expansion club Austin FC drops inaugural match 2-0 to LAFC

Apr. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two years of planning and preparation came to fruition when Austin FC took the field in its sparkling white road uniforms and played an exciting, competitive match against one of the best teams in Major League Soccer. The players of the league's...

Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

Apr. 16, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury will consider whether to bring charges against a man who drove into a crowd demonstrating in Austin against police violence last July and shot and killed an armed protester, prosecutors said Friday. Travis County District Attorney José...

MLS 2021: Austin FC built in pandemic and ready to play

Apr. 16, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' capital city finally has a major league sports franchise to call its own. All it took was a fight with another city over an attempted Major League Soccer team move before the granting of an expansion franchise, a bruising spat among Austin...

Texas' longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

Apr. 15, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the sentence of Texas’ longest serving death row inmate, whose attorneys say has languished in prison for more than 45 years because he's too mentally ill to be executed. Raymond Riles’ “death sentence can no longer...