AUSTIN (KXAN) - One week after capturing the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Ted Cruz won a coveted speaking at the GOP National Convention this month in Tampa, Fla.
Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general who faces Democrat Paul Sadler in November, will join a group of convention speaks that includes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Since his upset win over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the July 31 Republican Senate runoff, Cruz has been interviewed on Fox News' Sunday morning political show and is now considered a rising star in the national party.
So far, he is the only Texan named to address the GOP convention that runs Aug. 27-30.
On the Democratic side, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address when his party convenes in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 4-6.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.