AUSTIN (KXAN) - A 35-year-old man who was detained by police on Friday is charged with murder in the July 9 shooting death of Alejandro Hernandez Jr.
Thomas Trent Atkinson Jr. was being held on $75,000 bond. He was stopped near Georgian Drive and Powell Lane.
Hernandez, 41, was found inside a parked truck in the middle of road in the 200 block of West Lola Drive in North Austin. He was shot to death, police said later in the afternoon.
Officers were called to the area near U.S. 183 just before 6 a.m. There they found 42-year-old Alejandro Hernandez slumped over in the driver's seat with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The driver's side window is also shattered.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.