DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) - The man charged with murder after a Dripping Springs woman died when a fire burned her home late last year is due in court Monday.
Joseph Alan Carnahan, 56, is also charged with arson and two counts of endangering a child in the Dec. 16, 2012, fire.
When fire and police officials responded to 31305 Ranch Road 12 for a report of a structure fire, they found Misty Lynn Bedell, 23, dead inside the home.
After an investigation, the Hays County Sheriff's Office detained Carnahan, an acquaintance of Bedell , for endangering a child and first-degree arson. Information provided to authorities showed Carnahan ordered two boys to remove property from the home while it was on fire .
An autopsy performed on Jan. 9 showed Bedell's death was a homicide and that she died as a result of strangulation.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
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.