Firm Match Gift Raises $65,000 for Central Texas Food Bank

Thanks again to everyone who joining us in support of the Central Texas Food Bank. You met our 3-to-1 match with such great enthusiasm that we were able to deliver over $63,000 to the Food Bank. This enables them to provide 181,000 lbs of food to children and families in Central Texas this summer, a time when families are struggling to overcome gaps in breakfast, lunch, and childcare provided by schools during the rest of the year. We’re humbled by your quick call to action and the overwhelming success of the drive. We certainly couldn’t have done it without… Read More

Road Rage Incident Leads to Serious Injury

AUSTIN, TX – A man was arrested last week after stabbing a woman after what witnesses say was a road rage incident. According to reports, Victoria Higdon was driving with two passengers on Valley Hill Circle. A car driven by Carlos Reyna, 41, turned in front of her attempting to get into a driveway. Higdon and Reyna exchanged words over the incident and maybe even threw each other a few hand gestures. After the altercation, Higdon and her passengers continued on to their original destination. In her affidavit, she advised that Reyna followed her and continued to argue. Read More

Teacher Involved in Kayaking Accident

Kayaking on a Lake

AUSTIN, TX – A teacher at Austin Discovery School was killed at the beginning of the month after a kayak he was riding in was involved in an accident. According to reports, Julian Dahmen, 31, was kayaking with Kera Kinack, his girlfriend. The pair were spending a Saturday evening on Lake Buchanan. Unfortunately for the two, the lake waters were choppy, and Dahmen’s kayak filled with water. Kinack made it back to shore. Both were alums of St. Edward’s University. Dahmen’s body was found the next day by Texas Game Wardens. Co-workers and former classmates of the two were quick… Read More

Carson Campaign Staffer in Accident

Ben Carson

OMAHA, Neb – People are well aware of who Presidential candidate Ben Carson is, but his campaign staff remains largely unknown. It’s fair enough. These people work behind the scenes to make the candidate look good and get that person’s name into the minds of the masses. It stands to reason that many people have not heard of Braden Joplin outside of the 25-year-old’s circle of friends and family. Sadly, it was Joplin who was killed in an accident in Omaha, Nebraska earlier this month. According to reports, Joplin was a student at Texas Tech and from Midland,… Read More

Driver in Accident Charged with DWI

Driving While Intoxicated Scrabble

AUSTIN, TX – Last Monday, a driver caused an accident that claimed the life of a teenager. He has now been formally charged with DWI. According to reports, John Ramirez, 28, admitted to police that he had consumed three beers at a local tavern before heading off down South Congress Avenue in his vehicle. He met up with three friends after leaving the Red Shed Tavern to go off-roading near Southpark Meadows shopping center. As the men were driving their vehicles, the one that Ramirez was driving flipped over and caught fire. Ramirez was able to exit the… Read More

Family with Local Ties Involved in Accident

Downtown Phoenix Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ – A family with local ties was killed in an accident in Phoenix, and the family is enduring understandable grief. According to reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Durjuana Miller, 39, was driving with her four sons that ranged in age from infancy to eight years. She drove off of Interstate 10, plunging to the ground below. All of the people in the car were killed. Officials from the DPS are not sure why Miller drove off of the overpass. It has been reported that she was driving at a high rate of speed. Read More

Motorcycle Versus Car on West Howard Lane

AUSTIN, TX – Two people were killed in an accident on West Howard Lane last Monday. The crash happened just before 4 p.m. near MoPac Expressway. According to reports, a man was riding his motorcycle on Howard Lane, approaching a private drive. Kyle Frisbie, 24, had the right of way when Timothy McCabe, 51, backed out of his driveway, failing to yield. Frisbie struck the left driver’s side of the car with enough force to kill both men at the scene. The Austin-Travis County EMS reported that the motorcycle caught fire immediately following the collision. Authorities are cautioning… Read More

The Worst Roads in Texas Found in Austin

Busy Highway

AUSTIN, TX – Anyone who drives in Texas knows that some of its roads are better avoided. From Austin to Dallas, there are highways that drivers find to be some of the most congested and dangerous in the state. So which roads do you want to avoid if you can? Here’s the answer. Interstate 35 Interstate 35 is familiar to people who live in an around Austin. It is commonly considered the most congested road in all of the state. More specifically, you will find yourself bumper to bumper on the stretch of highway that travels past UT-Austin… Read More

New Year’s Eve Accident in St. Johns County

Mitsubishi Mirage

AUSTIN, TX – A holiday crash took the life of an out-of-state woman and injured four other people. The accident occurred in St. Johns County. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Ashley Dubois, 22, a resident of Virginia, died of her injuries after being transported to the hospital. The accident occurred on New Year’s Eve on U.S. 1 at Watson Road. According to reports, Benjamin Kaminski, 27, was driving northbound on U.S. 1. He was in the left turn lane and attempted to make the turn onto Watson Road. Natalie Fisher, 42, was driving southbound on U.S. 1… Read More

FM 812 Has More Than Fair Share of Accidents

ems ambulance

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Southeast Austin just hours before the clock struck midnight signaling the start of a new year. EMS responded to FM 812 near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after receiving the call. According to reports, a male victim was hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian was stabilized on scene and transported to the University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries that may have been life threatening. Unfortunately, this is not the first such accident to occur on this stretch of roadway. Last month, two people were located in a ditch… Read More