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2 killed, officer hurt after police say traffic stop turned into shooting in San Antonio

2 killed, officer hurt after police say traffic stop turned into shooting in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — Police in San Antonio said a traffic stop turned into an exchange of gunfire that killed two people and injured an officer on the city’s west side.During a news conference Friday afternoon, Police Chief William McManus said he reviewed the officer’s body camera footage. McManus said the video showed the officer pull over a truck for a reason not yet known and begin a “casual conversation” with the three people inside.After about two minutes, McManus said the video showed the driver pull out a gun and begin firing at the officer, who was struck in the hand. The police...

April 16, 2021
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BEFORE AND AFTER: Satellite captures Texas power outage from space

BEFORE AND AFTER: Satellite captures Texas power outage from space

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Stunning images from above the Earth show the effect of power outages across Texas this week, which at one point left more than 4 million people without power.In the wake of multiple rounds of winter storms, demand for energy increased in Texas. The company that manages the power grid, the after ERCOT had ordered utility companies to cut power usage.Some areas were supposed to begin rolling those blackouts among customers, but instead the need was so high thatThe NOAA-20 satellite’s images show bright city lights across Texas before the storm on Jan. 31, 2021 and the...

February 18, 2021
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Protesters outside closed Texas Capitol grounds dwindle

Protesters outside closed Texas Capitol grounds dwindle

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite the morning rain, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Texas Capitol waving signs, American flags and Trump flags on the same day the Congress is set to count electoral votes in Washington, D.C. By 5 p.m., the crowds had greatly decreased to a few dozens.The rally, which according to one Facebook event was called “Operation Occupy The Capitol Texas,” coincides with others around the country and in the nation’s capital. The event description notes “We will stand with states across the country to show our elected officials we will not stand for corruption!” KXAN...

January 6, 2021
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Abbott vows to pass law to defund cities that defund police

Abbott vows to pass law to defund cities that defund police

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday vowed to pass a law in the upcoming legislative session to prevent cities from cutting police funding.“The state will fix this,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “Texas will pass a law this session supporting law enforcement and defunding cities that defund the police.”The governor’s pledge came less than an hour after U.S. Attorney Gregg Sofer criticized the City of Austin for .Surrounded by federal, state and local law enforcement representatives — including police chiefs from Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Kyle and the University of...

December 18, 2020
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After backlash, City of Kyle postpones renaming Rebel Drive to Fajita Drive

After backlash, City of Kyle postpones renaming Rebel Drive to Fajita Drive

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — Kyle is pausing it’s decision to change the name of Rebel Drive to something the mayor hopes is more emblematic of the city: Fajita Drive.This move comes as the because of its ties to the Confederacy.Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell brought up the resolution for changing the stretch of West Ranch Road 150 between Center Street and North Old Stagecoach Road/Farm to Market Road 2270.“The desire would be to keep it noncontroversial and allow for us to recenter that name away from a word that is associated with really that certainly we have collectively decided as a society is...

August 19, 2020
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Beloved neighborhood ice cream vendor dies after being shot during a robbery, police searching for suspects

Beloved neighborhood ice cream vendor dies after being shot during a robbery, police searching for suspects

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A neighborhood ice cream man who was pushing his cart through a north Austin apartment complex was shot during a robbery last week and died Wednesday, according to Austin Police. Investigators said they’re trying to track down three suspects.Adelaido Bernabe Urias, 68, was taken to the hospital after being confronted by three men at the Serena Park Apartments at 9210 Northgate Boulevard on June 23, APD said.Witnesses told police one of the suspects tried to rob the victim in the middle of the day — around 3:10 p.m. — then shot him and left. Officers found the victim lying in...

July 1, 2020
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ACL Festival canceled for 2020

ACL Festival canceled for 2020

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin City Limits Music Festival has been canceled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers wrote in a release Wednesday.“We would have loved to put on another memorable show this year, however, with the uncertainty surrounding the current situation in Texas, this decision is the only responsible solution,” it wrote. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority.”ACL Fest says it will return to Zilker Park during two weekends in October 2021, which will coincide with its...

July 1, 2020
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‘No thank you, Dr. Fauci.’ Lt. Gov. Patrick says he won’t listen to nation’s top COVID-19 expert

‘No thank you, Dr. Fauci.’ Lt. Gov. Patrick says he won’t listen to nation’s top COVID-19 expert

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In an appearance on Fox News Tuesday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told host Laura Ingraham, “I don’t need his advice anymore,” when they were discussing the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci.“Fauci said today that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things,” Patrick said “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We haven’t skipped over anything. The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him.”Patrick claimed Fauci “has been wrong every time on every issue,” but did not elaborate.Fauci spoke Tuesday during a Senate...

July 1, 2020
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