AUSTIN (KXAN) - The funeral service for Sgt. Juan P. Navarro, 23, was held Wednesday. He lost his life in Afghanistan earlier this month. While on duty, he was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device.
Austin Police Department Motor Unit along with the Bell County Sheriff's Office and Williamson County Sheriff's Office escorted the body of Navarro to Killeen for burial.
Navarro graduated from Lanier High School in Austin. He joined the U.S. Army in June 2008, and attended initial Army Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga.
The police left from the Cook Walden Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
The route taken was as follows:
- Start: 6100 N. Lamar Blvd.
- South on Lamar Blvd. to Koenig Ln.
- East on Koenig Ln. to IH-35 northbound
- North on IH-35 to Hwy 195
- North on 195 to Killeen, Texas
Citizens were reminded to expect traffic delays along the route.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
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.
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.