ARLINGTON (KXAN) - The Punchers from Mason High School won their first-ever state football championship Thursday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington with a crushing 62-40 victory over the Stamford Bulldogs
Leading the Punchers' offense in the UIL 1-A Division I championship game was senior running back David Mora, who wracked up 258 yards and five touchdowns.
This team, especially two of the starting players, had to overcome adversity en route to their victory. Starting center Brodey Taylor lost his right arm in a meat grinding accident at age 4.
Linebacker Jacob Bibb is a cancer survivor. Bibb was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and underwent chemotherapy. Now in remission, Bibb, who is still undergoing chemotherapy treatments, will take to the field alongside the rest of his teammates.
Mason High School leaders sold 1,000 tickets to the game in the Hill Country town of 2,000.
Buses packed with fans left school around 5 a.m. Thursday to take parents and some students to the game. Seats had to be reserved in advance.
In 1958, players did advance to the semi-finals before getting eliminated.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
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.