Driver charged in man's death

A 20-year-old man was charged with felony intoxication manslaughter in the death of one of his passengers after a crash Saturday night in northwestern Travis County.  According to an arrest affidavit filed Monday, Jose Olvera-Tovar lost control of a Ford Explorer...

Life sentance for 7th DWI Upheld

A state appeals court upheld the conviction of Martin DiCarlo, a 47-year-old Williamson County man sentanced to life in prison in 2008 after his seventh drunken driving conviction. On Friday, the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin rejected DiCarlo’s arguments that...

Local Singer Killed in Car Wreck

Local singer, Melanie Wilkinson, was killed in a collision on Monday at the 2200 block of East 51st Street, just east of Waterbrook.  Ms. Wilkinson had performed for Ann Richards, Lady Bird Johnson and Barbara Jordan and was scheduled to sing in Washington with a...

Williamson County Man gets 25 years for 10th DWI

Wesley Ray Marek, arrested August 11th, 2006, after a Round Rock officer stopped him over a possible traffic violation on Sam Bass Road, was sentenced in Williamson County recently to 25 years in prison after his 10th conviction on driving while intoxicated charges....

Police in Austin Tracking Where Drunk Drivers Drank

Austin police released an annual ranking of bars where motorists who were stopped on suspicion of drunken driving reported having their most recent drinks. Several bars in downtown topped the list including Rain, Oilcan Harry’s, and The Ranch.  Police are using...