Tag: Austin

Condom-clogged pipe leads police to Austin prostitution ring

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms. A police affidavit filed Tuesday said investigators learned that a massage parlor was operating in a shopping strip in northwestern Austin after the realty company that had just taken control of the property. The company grew suspicious of the activities of a tenant when they found hundreds of condoms clogging a waste disposal unit connecting the strip to the city sewer system. Police say they found a massage parlor operating in the strip where female workers...

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Los Fresnos Late Night Collision Leaves One Dead

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal Collision that took place late last night in the city of Los Fresnos. According to the department, deputies responded to the Collision around 11pm last night on Highway 100. The driver of the Jeep heading west veered into oncoming traffic and struck a Cadillac the driver of the Cadillac identified as 53 year old Laura Lee Taylor from Austin died at the scene. The driver of the Jeep received treatment at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville for non-life-threatening injuries. The case is still under...

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Valley Man Arrested for Trafficking $1 Million in Meth

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A man finds himself behinds bars in Austin for allegedly transporting more than a million dollars in narcotics. On Friday, Williamson County law enforcement arrested 21-year-old, Francisco Luna during a traffic stop. According to officials, a K-9 alerted agents to possible drugs inside the vehicle. Inside, police discovered 20 paper rolls, with more than 1.2 million dollars worth of methamphetamine hidden inside. Luna now faces charges for distribution of narcotics and a bond of 800 thousand...

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Undocumented Families Lobby Against Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

AUSTIN (KFXV) — Today, children of immigrants stood before the state capitol to urge lawmakers to stop the proposed law SB4 that would put an end to sanctuary cities in the state. This afternoon, undocumented students had the opportunity to give testimony before the legislature. Also present were undocumented transgender people, religious leaders, and families of those affected. If passed, authorities could ask for documentation to prove immigration status of those in the...

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Sen. Lucio Faces Local Backlash After Supporting SB6

TEXAS (KFXV) — Senate Bill Six– also known as the “Bathroom Bill”– went debated well into late hours Tuesday, with dozens of testimonies heard– now it’s headed to the full Texas Senate. Although much of the action is taking place at the state capitol, organizations in the RGV are speaking up against Democratic Senator, Eddie Lucio, Jr.– the only democrat who voted in support of this bill. With the battle waging statewide– the Hidalgo County Democratic party met this evening to pass a resolution against Senate Bill Six. Amongst those present in tonight’s meeting, were several members from LGBT...

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