DA: No state trial for accused Walmart mass shooter …
El Paso County District Attorney Bill Hicks talks about the prosecution of Patrick Wood Crusius, the accused mass killer of 23 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Aug. 3, 2019.
Amid a KXAN investigation of Austin Community College’s use of student pandemic relief money, the institution acknowledged on Friday it launched an internal review of its aid distribution and how 115 full-time employees received nearly $500,000 of pandemic grants intended to help struggling students. Read more https://www.kxan.com/investigations/at-acc-nearly-500k-in-student-pandemic-aid-went-to-employees/
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell approved Monday lifting its burn ban for unincorporated areas within the county’s jurisdiction. The ban officially lifted at 3:30 p.m., according to an updated county news release. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/william-county-burn-ban-lifted/
On Monday, the Austin Police Department said no arrests were made in a southeast Austin homicide that occurred last week, and the victim was also identified, according to a APD news release. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/no-arrest-made-in-southeast-austin-homicide-police-identify-victim/
The vehicle of a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in Bell County was found abandoned in Leander last week, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office said on social media. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/vehicle-of-suspect-in-bell-county-homicide-found-abandoned-in-leander-suspect-at-large-bcso-says/
The City of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight interim director was appointed to the full-time position Friday, according to a City memo. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austins-police-oversight-interim-director-appointed-to-full-time-role/