Robbery suspect accused of leading law enforcement on a chase through four counties, multiple officer vehicles damaged
A driver was arrested after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase through multiple counties. In the process, multiple law enforcement vehicles were damaged, and one deputy suffered a minor injury.
Late Evening Storms on West Side
Katy, TX – A line of converging winds created strong storms late this evening which prompted Flood Advisories until 12:15am for western Harris County, Fort Bend County, Wharton County and Austin County. Total rainfall exceeded 2″ at Willow Fork Creek and Pederson Road in southern Waller County. In Harris County, South Mayde Creek at Morton Road had 1.76″ of rain in under an hour. All of Waller, Austin, Colorado, Ft Bend and inland Harris County are under a Flash Flood Watch until 6am, depicted below in green. Flash Flood Watch to 6amShortly before midnight, many of the showers in Harris County had fallen apart and the line of storms had begun to weaken, although thunderstorms continued.
Austin plans to extend stay-at-home orders
Greg Abbott’s orders to reopen the economy, Austin is planning to extend stay-at-home orders, KXAN reports. “We are not going to reopen anything more than what we have already open because we think that’s the safest thing to do,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler told the TV station. But in Austin, public libraries and public swimming spots like Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool will remain closed for now. Most city offices will remain closed, too, and employees will be working from home whenever possible. — Juan Pablo GarnhamDisclosure: Steve Adler, a former Texas Tribune board chairman, has been a financial supporter of the Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
Stream SXSW 2020 film festival on Amazon Prime
– The 2020 SXSW festival was canceled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country, but the organizers are still thinking of ways to let fans experience SXSW while quarantining at home. SXSW announced it will have films that were meant to premiere at the film festival available to stream for 10 days only on Amazon Prime. Filmmakers who chose to have their film participate in the virtual film festival will receive a screening fee for streaming their film over the 10-day period. There is no definite date on when the film festival will start, but the organizers said it will most likely be in April. You can follow SXSW on social media for the exact date of the virtual film festival.
Photo of veterinarian who allegedly killed cat with arrow leads to investigation
HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a photo of a veterinarian holding a feral cat she allegedly shot and killed with a bow and arrow went viral. The Austin County Sheriff's Office told KPRC 2 News an investigation is now underway. Misty Acton uses Washington Animal Clinic. The Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham confirms Lindsey had been a veterinarian there for the last two years. Bruce Buenger owns Washington Animal Clinic.