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04
Jan

Local Musician Involved in Accident

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AUSTIN, TX - Gina Mendez-Jew was a mother, a teacher and a musician. The 35-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle car crash last Wednesday. She leaves behind a family and a community who loved her. According to reports, Mendez-Jew was driving her truck on Barton Springs Road early in the…

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01
Jan

Strange Winter Weather Prompts Warnings to Drivers

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Severe weather broke out all over Texas this past weekend, but hit the Dallas area the hardest. Hundreds were affected by the tornadoes that touched down Saturday evening and into the early morning hours of Sunday. Flights were canceled and others diverted as the wind whipped through the area. The…

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28
Dec

Man Suing Livery Company After Being Struck

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An Austin County man is seeking compensation from a Houston livery company, claiming that he sustained injuries when a taxi driver, operating a vehicle owned by the company, struck and injured him. According to reports, Robert Edmondson filed the suit against Greater Houston Transportation Company and George Villarreal. Edmondson filed…

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24
Dec

Diving for Golf Balls Poses Risk

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AUSTIN, TX – A man died while diving for golf balls at a local golf course was identified last week. According to reports, Wayne Douglas Kuehn, Jr., 48, drowned while diving for the balls at a Hutton golf course. Kuehn was known to dive for golf balls, selling them for…

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22
Dec

Woman Plows Into Scientology Church

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AUSTIN, TX – A woman ran her car into a Scientology church, calling the religion an evil one. According to reports, the woman sat outside of the church for approximately 10 minutes last Monday before hitting the gas and running her car into the building. Erin McMurtry, 31, pulled up…

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21
Dec

Pedestrian Struck on Highway 71

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AUSTIN, TX – A hit-and-run accident took the life of a pedestrian on State Highway 71 Thursday. The man was found in the median by a person driving by. Whoever struck the man did not remain on scene. According to reports, the accident occurred some time between midnight and 7…

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17
Dec

Motorcyclist Involved in Austin Accident

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AUSTIN, TX – A man was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle and another vehicle last week. The man driving the motorcycle has only been identified as being in his 20s. The crash that took the man’s life occurred at the intersection of Klattenhoff Drive and Wells Port Drive…

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14
Dec

Local Teacher Involved in Head-On Collision

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AUSTIN, TX – Ginger Johnson, a long-time Lake Travis High School teacher, was killed in an accident on her way to school last week. According to official reports, Johnson was driving to work on Texas 71 just west of Austin. She was between Bee Cave Road and Southwest Parkway when…

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09
Dec

Google Cars In the News Again

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Google’s self-driving cars are in the news again. This time it is because Google has released its monthly report on the goings-on of these driverless cars. With more than a dozen of these cars on Austin streets, the report is one that we are all interested in. In most reports,…

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02
Dec

Soldier Involved in Austin Accident

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A soldier was killed last week in a tragic accident that could have been avoided. Spc. Kayleb Richardlee Harp, 24, was killed while trying to cross Highway 71 to retrieve his phone. According to reports, Harp and a fellow soldier were going to spend Thanksgiving with the second soldier’s family…

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