Month: September 2018

State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, has denied allegations that he sent a sexually explicit message and image to a University of Texas graduate student. [RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]” data-c-credit=”Austin American-Statesman” State Sen. Charles Schwertner on Wednesday forcefully denied that he sent a sexually explicit text message and image to a University of Texas graduate student, and he […]

The family of Stacy Barnett — father Bill Barnett, sister Cathy Barnett and mother Joyce Barnett — exit the courtroom after her murderer was sentenced in a hearing Monday. Barnett and her boyfriend, John Goosey, were killed last year.” data-c-credit=”Austin American-Statesman”> Bill Barnett struggled to get his words out through his tears when he addressed […]

Former legislative aide Gabrielle Nestande didn’t realize she had hit a person with her car until hours later, when police questioned her about a fatal hit-and-run wreck in West Austin, one of her defense attorneys said Tuesday. In opening statements on her trial’s first day, Perry Minton described the daughter of Californian politician Bruce Nestande […]

tyler the creator

After reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, Tyler, The Creator, a rapper known for his dark lyrics and rebellious spirit, is no longer facing charges that he incited a riot during the South by Southwest Music Festival in 2014.At an East Austin venue, the 24-year-old had encouraged fans to push through a fence, according to police, […]


Standing outside the Hays County Courthouse on Friday, friends said that Andy and Jenifer Thyssen are loving parents to six children — good, hardworking people who are active in their church. Their friends knew the Thyssens had adopted two boys from Kazakhstan 10 years ago. Many even knew that their 22-year-old adopted son, Koystya, had […]

Federal agents with the FBI and Customs and Border Patrol escort Robert Van Wisse at the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo as he is taken into custody in January. Van Wisse sexually assaulted and killed an Austin woman in 1983 but was brought back to the U.S. to face charges after fleeing to Mexico. FBI” data-c-credit=”Austin […]