Wade told deputies his friend, King, was injured and the suspect, identified as Reginald Wright, got away through a back bedroom window. Wade told deputies he saw Wright assault King with the end of a rifle and strangle him before leaving the scene.
Wright, 41, was arrested near Lockhart the afternoon of Wednesday, June 1. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that Wright, Wade and a third person, Chelsea Wilhelm, 24, were all involved in the murder, as revealed by cellphone communication. Wilhelm drove the car intended to be used as the “get-away” vehicle.
All three are charged with capital murder and are now awaiting trial.
Mosquito sample from Bartlett tests positive for West Nile
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A mosquito sample college in the city of Bartlett has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The species of mosquito that tested positive was a Culex quinquefasciatus, (Southern House Mosquito) which carries the West Nile Virus.
The Williamson County and Cities Health District will work with the city of Bartlett and the Bell County Health District to continue additional trapping and testing. The health department will also have trucks start spraying for mosquitoes along with treating standing water with larvacide.
A spokesperson for the WCCHD says they hope to start spraying next week, as long as the weather cooperates. The spray area will be a one-mile radius from where the trap site was located, which includes most of Bartlett. The city will notify residents of the spray dates when the timing is confirmed.
Earlier this month, Williamson County said new mosquito samples from Cedar Park showed no signs of West Nile after a sample tested positive in July.
There have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Williamson County since 2014; however, Bell County has reported one human case of West Nile Virus illness in June 2016.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Austin next Tuesday, Aug. 23.
According to the Texas Tribune, Trump will hold a rally at the Travis County Expo Center. The event will be at the Luedecke Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Trump will also be attending a private fundraiser in Austin the same day.
In June, Trump swung through the Lone Star State — with stops in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston — but not Austin. He held two large rallies in Dallas and San Antonio, followed by a private fundraiser in Houston.
Thousands of UT students heading to 40-acres for Moov-In
AUSTIN (KXAN) — With the first day of school swiftly approaching 7,400 students are heading to the 40-acres for Mooov-In Day.
University of Texas students settling into their new home on the 40-acres (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)
The University of Texas at Austin students are moving into their dorms starting on Friday. For 23 years, Mooov-In has helped students settle into the UT campus residence halls. The goal is to create a smooth transition from home to college life.
The President of the University Residence Hall Association, Nick Vasquez, says besides settling into campus the cost of college is on the minds of many students.
“I think it’s more concern about the rising prices for pretty much everything in college life from books to tuition,” said Vasquez.
Mooov-In starts at 9 a.m. Drivers should expect traffic around campus to be busier than normal.
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