Punctured tire caused bus crash in Dallas

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that a punctured tire caused the bus crash that killed 17 members of Houston’s Vietnamese Catholic Community last year. The August 2008 accident happened when a charter bus carrying 55 passengers to a...

Council to vote on ban on texting while driving

Austin City Council members will vote next week on an ordinance that would prohibit text messaging while driving. If approved, it might be the first such citywide texting ban in Texas, officials said. Drivers could still text while a vehicle is stopped. But the...

Crash suspect has DWI

A 23-year-old Austin man who was charged with murder after a fatal wreck Monday had been convicted in three drunken driving cases and had gotten his license back just over a month ago, according to his arrest affidavit and court documents. Jaime Bonilla Alvarado, who...

Blood collected under new law

Austin police early Tuesday drew the blood of a drunken driving suspect — without a previously required search warrant who was involved in a crash and had an 11-year-old boy in the car. The incident happened 28 minutes after a new law took effect that gives police...