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Austin police: Man kept driving with body of person he hit

Feb. 18, 2020 8:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A driver has been arrested after police said he fatally struck a pedestrian in Austin, Texas, kept driving for about half a mile with the mangled body in the car and then went to a beer garden. Paul Joseph Garcia, 24, remained in jail Tuesday on charges of intoxication manslaughter and...

Scott Scheffler follows through on the third tee during the final round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Feb. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry. One year ago, Scheffler missed the cut in a Korn Ferry Tour event in Florida and was No. 830 in the world. Now he is in his first World Golf...

Mims, Sanders, Davis are TSWA Class 5A players of the year

Feb. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EST

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Frisco Lone Star senior wide receiver Marvin Mims was the offensive player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State Football Team announced Friday. Denton Ryan junior lineman Ja’Tavion Sanders and Abilene Cooper senior defensive back Dylon...

This Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, booking photo provided by the Bell County Jail shows Temple Police officer Carmen DeCruz. The Central Texas police officer was charged with the second-degree felony in the Dec. 2, 2019, shooting of Michael Dean, Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in a statement. Details that have emerged more than two months after the incident. An arrest affidavit released Monday details what can be seen on DeCruz's vehicle and body cameras, though the footage hasn't been released to the public.  (Bell County Jail via AP)

Details still murky in police shooting of unarmed Texas man

Feb. 12, 2020 10:04 PM EST

Details that have emerged more than two months after a Texas police officer killed an unarmed man during a traffic stop still leave the unanswered question: Why did he pull the trigger? Temple Officer Carmen DeCruz, 52, was charged with manslaughter Monday in the fatal shooting of Michael Dean, a black...

IndyCar driver Will Power prepares to drive in IndyCar Series Open Testing, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Drivers have mostly praised the new aeroscreen design, a safety innovation for driver protection in the cockpit. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IndyCar drivers like safety, still learning new aeroscreens

Feb. 12, 2020 5:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was supposed to have two full days of preseason testing this week for drivers and teams to get all the data, feel and confidence they could with the new aeroscreens installed on the cars for the upcoming season. What they got instead was mostly two days of cold, wet frustration...

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 photo, guest pose with a new logo for Livestrong at an event in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity is on a mission to reinvent itself. It has survived a dramatic fall in contributions and donations since founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

Feb. 11, 2020 2:07 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist's career. Armstrong was nowhere to be seen earlier this month during Livestrong's...

Texas forward Jericho Sims, right, is pressured by Baylor guard Mark Vital, second from right, and forward Freddie Gillespie, second from left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Baylor beats Texas for 21st straight Big 12 victory

Feb. 11, 2020 12:27 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With No. 1 Baylor's offense struggling, the team's defense locked in and helped the Bears win again. Baylor, producing its lowest point total of the season, beat Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory — one short of the Big 12 record set by Kansas in 1997. ...

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden poses for photos during IndyCar Media Day, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IndyCar's Josef Newgarden would trade title for Indy 500 win

Feb. 10, 2020 5:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade. Yet he'd give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,”...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 10, 2020 11:04 AM EST

El Paso Times. February 6, 2020 Rush Limbaugh’s medal of freedom award: What to know about nation’s highest civilian honor By now you've likely already heard about President Trump's choice of Rush Limbaugh for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This award, the nation's highest civilian honor, was...

Texas guard Courtney Ramey, left, is blocked by Texas Tech guard Jahmi'us Ramsey (3) as he tries to score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Texas Tech won 62-57. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Tech comes back for 62-57 win over Texas

Feb. 8, 2020 8:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said he sometimes roots for players on other teams, the guys he respects most. One of them is Texas point guard Matt Coleman III. Beard let his own players know how much he appreciates Coleman, and they were ready for him. Tech forward TJ Holyfield blocked...