Inmate with ties to Bandera escapes from courthouse

BANDERA, Texas (HCBN) — The Bandera Marshal’s Office is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a fugitive that escaped from jail staff Tuesday at around noon at the Limestone County Courthouse. Authorities say Tristan Neason was transported to the courthouse in Limestone County with several other inmates for scheduled hearings. When they were leaving the courthouse, Neason made a run for it, eluding …

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Amanda Hawkins sentenced to 40 years in prison; Updated Article

KERRVILLE, Tx (HCBN) – After a long day of testimony with multiple witnesses, tears, anger, sadness, and shock at times, Amanda Hawkins was sentenced to 40 years in prison.  The presiding Judge Williams handed down four sentences of 20 years each, with two sets of them running concurrent. The two charges regarding Addyson were ran concurrent (where they are both served at once), then the …

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Early morning structure fire in Center Point

CENTER POINT, Tx (HCBN) – Emergency crews responded to a structure fire at the 100 block of East China Street at 4:41am Tuesday morning. The blaze mostly damaged the garage with minimal damage to the interior of the garage.  No injuries were reported, although a blue-tick hound was reported as missing from the scene. Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department and …

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Vehicle rollover on I-10 Eastbound just west of Comfort

COMFORT, Tx (HCBN) – Emergency crews are currently working an accident on the Eastbound side of I-10, mile marker 514. Possible entrapment is being reported. If you are traveling near the accident, please use caution. HCBN will keep you updated as details are released. Vehicle Rollover – I-10 Exit 514 Eastbound – Entrapment reported.Use Caution @HCBreakingNews — Mike Taylor HCBN (@MikeTaylorRadio) December 5, 2018   …

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Winning $950k lottery ticket sold at Kerrville Neu-Mart

KERRVILLE, Tx (HCBN) — Someone in Kerrville is having a great kickoff to the holiday season! Someone purchased a lottery ticket in Monday evening’s Texas Two Step game worth $950,000! The ticket, worth almost a million dollars was purchased at the Neu-Mart #4 at 3555 Bandera Highway in Kerrville. There was another winner in Cypress, Texas. 16-20-29-34 with a bonus ball of 22 were the winning …

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K9 Police Dog sniffs out meth and pot during traffic stop

Bandera, Tx (HCBN) – Bandera Marshal’s Office Drug Arrest Report “On November 30, 2018, Deputy Smith conducted a traffic stop on 12th St. He arrested the front seat passenger, Shantay Lewis, for a warrant for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1 4g<200g. Bandera County Deputy Johnson and his K9 partner Barry arrived. Deputy Barry indicated there were narcotics in the vehicle.” “A search of the …

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OPINION: The Animals come out for Black Friday

It’s the most commercialized day of the year. The one day a year where people fight over toasters, blenders, Crock Pots and TV’s —Black Friday. Well now two days since corporations commercialized Thanksgiving and started their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving evening. The animals were out yesterday in many forms. People that haven’t gotten off the couch for months have been saving their money for …

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Counterfeit money turns up in the Hill Country

HONDO, Tx (HCBN) – Counterfeit bills are turning up after being passed in denominations of $20, $50, and $100 bills according to the Hondo Police Department (HPD). HPD is warning businesses and residents to check for all security features on bills received, including checking the paper texture, using a counterfeit pen, or even calling law enforcement if there are any doubts about bills that are …

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AMBER Alert issued for Burkburnett Tx toddler in ‘Grave’ danger

BURKBURNETT, Tx. — An AMBER Alert for Eli Smith, a 2-year-old from Burkburnett, TX, was issued at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say he could be in ‘grave’ or ‘immediate’ danger. Eli was reported wearing a light blue shirt and blue jeans. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Eli was last seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of E 3rd. Michael Smith, …

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Officer involved shooting leads to standoff at Amanda Hawkins’ listed address

KERRVILLE, Tx. (HCBN) — A man is in custody after police say he pointed a firearm at them, then was shot at by police. He then ran into his residence, leading to a short standoff at 232 Mack Hollimon Drive in Kerrville early Tuesday morning. The call initiated at 5:59am, November 20th, when several residents reported hearing multiple gun shots, coming from a residence on …

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