KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com State News State News en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:09:02 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Daycare Van Hijacked With 5 Kids Inside http://www.kristv.com/news/daycare-van-hijacked-with-5-kids-inside/ http://www.kristv.com/news/daycare-van-hijacked-with-5-kids-inside/ State News Tue, 2 Sep 2014 3:52:30 AM Daycare Van Hijacked With 5 Kids Inside

(KPRC) Five Houston, Texas children are safe with their families after their daycare transport vehicle was stolen with them inside.

Brenton Alex Simmons, 24, was charged with five counts of kidnapping after being apprehended by police.

A day care worker left the two girls and three boys alone inside the running vehicle at a Jack in the Box restaurant while she went inside to get food for one of the children.

Police say Simmons hopped into the van and drove away, with the children screaming and people chasing behind.

Hours later police were able to locate the vehicle when one of the children on board, 9-year-old Alex Veasley, noticed a cell phone in cup holder and called 911.

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6 Die as Speeding Car Hits Tree in Dallas http://www.kristv.com/news/6-die-as-speeding-car-hits-tree-in-dallas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/6-die-as-speeding-car-hits-tree-in-dallas/ State News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 6:31:37 PM Associated Press 6 Die as Speeding Car Hits Tree in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

The crash occurred Sunday night in a southeast Dallas residential area, said Dallas police officer Monica Cordova.

The victims were two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23.

The Dallas school district said three of those killed were high school students.

The 20-year-old driver lost control after the back passenger-side tire of the Chevrolet Impala hit a curb, Cordova said. The vehicle slid across three lanes before hitting a tree in the median.

Investigators said four people died at the scene, while two others died at a hospital.

Speed was a major contributing factor in the crash, but not alcohol, Cordova said.

The names of those in the vehicle are not being immediately released as not all victims have been identified, Cordova said.

In a statement, the Dallas school district said it will provide grief counselors to students and staff at Justin F. Kimball High School, where three of the victims attended classes.

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Committee Recommends Closing 6 State Homes http://www.kristv.com/news/committee-recommends-closing-6-state-homes/ http://www.kristv.com/news/committee-recommends-closing-6-state-homes/ State News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 2:55:16 PM Associated Press Committee Recommends Closing 6 State Homes

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A state advisory committee has recommended that Texas shut down six of its 13 residential facilities for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.

The recommendation comes from a Department of Aging and Disability Services report released last month, the El Paso Times reported Monday. The agency runs the centers.

A committee of the Sunset Commission, a state panel that suggests ways to improve Texas agencies, made the recommendation. The panel gave several reasons, including costs and ongoing controversies over the quality of care at the centers.

"(State centers) have been a hotbed of controversy over the last 40 years, including the current U.S. Department of Justice oversight due to safety and quality of care issues," the report said. "Meanwhile, the state spends a tremendous amount of money and effort trying to improve the quality of care at the centers ... Staff concluded that the state could no longer afford to support all 13 centers."

Texas and the Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement in 2009 after various civil rights violations, including abuse and deaths, at the state centers.

"Under the agreement, monitoring teams checked the centers for compliance every six months, but after five years of such monitoring, several (state centers) have made close to no progress and even the most compliant centers still have far to go," the report said.

The goal was to reach compliance by June 2014. Since this goal has not been met, the Department of Aging and Disability Services is hoping to negotiate adjustments to the Justice Department agreement, the report said. State officials had estimated that it will cost $175.7 million to fix the most critical deficiencies at the centers.

The committee recommended closing the state center in Austin first - by August 2017. Five other centers would close by August 2022 under the recommendation. Those centers were not named.

About 3,650 individuals are cared for at the state centers across Texas. At their peak, the 13 centers housed a combined 13,700 residents. The 2013 fiscal year budget for all 13 centers was $661.9 million.

The state center in Abilene, which houses 398 residents and has 1,472 employees, has the biggest budget: $55.4 million.

Department of Aging and Disability Services spokeswoman Melissa Gale said all the state centers remain open at this time.

"The Sunset Commission recommendations are in no way final," Gale said. "They must still be drafted into a bill this fall for lawmakers to consider during the next legislative session which begins Jan. 15."

Gale said the next public hearing on the state centers is scheduled for November in Austin, and concerned people can also offer their views on the Sunset Commission's website.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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Two Teens Injured When Carnival Ride Malfunctions http://www.kristv.com/news/two-teens-injured-when-carnival-ride-malfunctions/ http://www.kristv.com/news/two-teens-injured-when-carnival-ride-malfunctions/ State News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 6:10:44 AM Two Teens Injured When Carnival Ride Malfunctions

EL PASO - Two teens are injured when they fall from an amusement ride.

They were rushed to an El Paso hospital after the ride at a bazaar malfunctioned.

It happened around 10 o'clock Sunday night.

One of the teens suffered serious injuries while the other had minor injuries.

Firefighters used a ladder to reach others stranded some 40-feet in the air.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 


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Perry says Disparaging Tweet Unauthorized http://www.kristv.com/news/perry-says-disparaging-tweet-unauthorized/ http://www.kristv.com/news/perry-says-disparaging-tweet-unauthorized/ State News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 4:44:52 AM Perry says Disparaging Tweet Unauthorized

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

"A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down," the later post said.

Perry aides did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Although the tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.

The earlier tweet posted an unflattering mock image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of drunken driving in April 2013. Perry vetoed funds to her office when she refused to resign, which led to a grand jury in Austin this month indicting Perry - who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

The caption on the tweet reads: "I don't always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit ... but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas."

Lehmberg's office did not lead the grand jury investigation against Perry. It was handled by Michael McCrum, a San Antonio-based special prosecutor who was assigned by a Republican judge.

Perry has pleaded not guilty and called the charges a political ploy. His high-powered legal team has asked the judge overseeing the case to dismiss the indictment, claiming that the law being used to prosecute the longest-serving governor in Texas history is unconstitutionally vague.

Perry cut off $7.5 million in state funds to the state's Public Integrity Unit - which is based in Travis County and prosecutes public corruption in Texas - when Lehmberg refused to resign. That veto drew a formal complaint from a left-leaning watchdog group.

Perry's verified account is updated frequently - and sometimes famously. After finishing in fifth place in the Iowa caucuses during his 2012 presidential campaign, Perry addressed speculation that he might call it quits with a tweet of a photo of himself jogging near a lake, and the words, "Here we come South Carolina!"

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Man Falls off Cliff Pronounced Dead http://www.kristv.com/news/man-falls-off-cliff-pronounced-dead/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-falls-off-cliff-pronounced-dead/ State News Mon, 1 Sep 2014 4:21:35 AM Man Falls off Cliff Pronounced Dead

AUSTIN - One person has died after falling off a cliff at Mount Bonnell Sunday afternoon.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a call was received at approximately 4:20 p.m. for a land rescue after a witness saw someone holding onto a tree limb then fall.

Fire and ATCEMS rescue, along with STARFlight, searched the area and rappelled over the cliff to locate the victim.

Rescuers located the victim, a male in his 30's, who had fallen approximately 120 feet.

ATCEMS declared the victim an obvious DOS. Crews remain on scene to attempt to retrieve the body.

 


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Local Pastor Calling For A Pro-Israel Movement http://www.kristv.com/news/local-pastor-calling-for-a-pro-israel-movement/ http://www.kristv.com/news/local-pastor-calling-for-a-pro-israel-movement/ State News Sun, 31 Aug 2014 6:55:27 PM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Local Pastor Calling For A Pro-Israel Movement

CORPUS CHRISTI - At a time when the nation is divided on it's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one local pastor is calling for action, asking the community to stand for the nation of Israel.

The pastor at the event at Bridgeway Church just returned from an emergency trip to Israel. He shared with the crowd the terror of standing in the Gaza strip, even during a 24-hour cease fire.

It's an experience that hit close to home for one local woman.

"They're accustomed to the bombs, 'There's bombs every day, there's bombs every day'," described Nancy Kohn of her family in Israel. "But they say, ‘God will protect us."

Kohn is a Messianic Jew here in Corpus Christi, but her family lives in Israel.

"It's very important for me," she said. "That's my homeland, that's where my family are."

That homeland is the main cause of the violent dispute between Israel and Hamas. It's a conflict that put Israel and Hamas at war for fifty days, resulting in the deaths of thousands.

That's why for Pastor Victor Styrsky, the dispute is more than religious one.

"We must continue to stand with the only pluralistic democracy in the entire Middle East," said Styrsky. "Our staunchest ally, the nation of Israel."

Styrsky, along with fifty other pastors from the U.S., flew to Israel during a 24-hour cease fire in an effort to show support for one of our nation's allies.

"It was powerful," he said. "Everywhere we went, we were thanked with tears."

He shared his experience at the "Stand With Israel" event at Bridgeway Church.

"I've been there countless times. I've never been there in the middle of a war," said Styrsky. "And it was life-changing for all of us."

He went to Israel as a part of a grassroots movement sweeping the nation called "Christians United For Israel."

It's a movement that local pastor Steven Sorensen is hoping to bring to the Coastal Bend.

"We just think that the community needs to be aware of the truth," said Sorensen. "And we pray that they make conscious decisions in everything that they do concerning Israel."

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Judge: Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional http://www.kristv.com/news/judge-texas-school-funding-still-unconstitutional/ http://www.kristv.com/news/judge-texas-school-funding-still-unconstitutional/ State News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 4:38:33 AM Judge: Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

State District Judge John Dietz's written opinion Thursday followed his verbal ruling last year that public school funding was inadequate.

He also said the "Robin Hood" system doesn't share funding fairly between school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

The Legislature cut $5.4 billion from public education in 2011, prompting more than 600 school districts statewide to sue.

Dietz's initial ruling followed a 3-plus month trial. But he reopened the case in January and heard new evidence, after lawmakers restored $3.4 billion to schools in 2013.

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Guns Found at Galveston Jail Facility http://www.kristv.com/news/guns-found-at-galveston-jail-facility/ http://www.kristv.com/news/guns-found-at-galveston-jail-facility/ State News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:07:02 PM Associated Press Guns Found at Galveston Jail Facility

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Galveston County sheriff's office says they discovered two unloaded handguns on top of an 18-foot-tall shed at a facility used for an inmate work program.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset tells the Galveston County Daily News that the handguns, which weren't in working condition, were found Aug. 19 after the office got a tip. He said they are looking into the possibility that a deputy was responsible.

Trouchesset says the weapons, which came from the sheriff's office evidence room, were marked in the department's internal records as having been destroyed on July 29.

Trouchesset said inmates routinely destroy confiscated unloaded weapons under the supervision of deputies at the facility, which is used for the jail's continuing skills program.

Policy changes after the incident include preventing inmates from dismantling confiscated weapons.

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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Dad Found Not Guilty in Killing of Drunk Driver Who Killed Sons http://www.kristv.com/news/dad-found-not-guilty-in-killing-of-drunk-driver-who-killed-sons/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dad-found-not-guilty-in-killing-of-drunk-driver-who-killed-sons/ State News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 2:04:48 PM Associated Press Dad Found Not Guilty in Killing of Drunk Driver Who Killed Sons

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.

David Barajas cried when the verdict was read Wednesday. He faced up to life in prison, if convicted.

Prosecutors had alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a vehicle on a road near their hometown of Alvin. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

Defense attorney Sam Cammack says Barajas didn't kill Banda and was only focused on saving his sons. The gun used to kill Banda wasn't found and there was little physical evidence tying Barajas to the killing.

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South Texas Man Accused of Kidnapping Ex-Boss' Wife http://www.kristv.com/news/south-texas-man-accused-of-kidnapping-ex-boss-wife/ http://www.kristv.com/news/south-texas-man-accused-of-kidnapping-ex-boss-wife/ State News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 1:53:15 PM Associated Press MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a South Texas man in the kidnapping of his former employer's wife.

Police said said Tuesday that the 30-year-old Weslaco man is accused of kidnapping the 58-year-old woman from her home south of Donna on Monday. The woman, who suffered minor injuries, was able to escape that man and another unknown captor later in the day. With duct tape still on her face, she was able to wave down a vehicle.

The Monitor in McAllen reports that Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies along with the Department of Public Safety and other local agencies searched the home and surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspects.

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Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com

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Fatal Police Shooting, 2 People Dead http://www.kristv.com/news/fatal-police-shooting-2-people-dead/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fatal-police-shooting-2-people-dead/ State News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 4:39:29 AM Fatal Police Shooting, 2 People Dead

DALLAS - A Dallas Police officer shot and killed a suspect who it is believed killed another man in a Walmart parking lot in North Dallas early Wednesday morning.

The off-duty officer working security at the Walmart heard commotion at a gas station outside the Walmart.

He saw one man gun down another man inside of a car. The officer chased the suspect to a Denny's parking lot and confronted him before opening fire, killing him.

The officer was not hurt and names and motives of the victims is not known at this time.

 


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Crazy Cat Rampage http://www.kristv.com/news/crazy-cat-rampage/ http://www.kristv.com/news/crazy-cat-rampage/ State News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 3:50:52 AM Crazy Cat Rampage

(KPRC) A Houston, Texas man says a neighborhood cat attacked him Monday morning as he was walking his dogs.

"The cat jumped off the fence and ran towards the dogs and myself," said David, a resident of Houston Heights who did not want to give his last name. "I tried to get in the way to try and protect the dogs and the cat latched on to my leg and scratched."

He's not the only one to have a run-in with the ferocious feline.

"We were walking across the street and we saw this cat and it just launched off the porch and came running at us," Keri Smith said, describing the time it came after her while she was walking her German Shepherd. "He probably chased us about a half a block."

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Judge Proposes Astrodome Become Large Indoor Park http://www.kristv.com/news/judge-proposes-astrodome-become-large-indoor-park/ http://www.kristv.com/news/judge-proposes-astrodome-become-large-indoor-park/ State News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 5:37:46 PM Judge Proposes Astrodome Become Large Indoor Park

HOUSTON (AP) - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park.

The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building.

Emmett said his idea would include spaces for festivals and other gatherings, as well as hiking, biking and fitness trails on the stadium's upper levels. He had no cost estimate or firm plan for its funding, though he suggested creating private-public partnerships to pay for it.

The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have been eager to demolish the iconic but derelict dome that's next to the new NRG Stadium.

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Man Accused of Deliberately Ruining Bugatti to Collect Insurance http://www.kristv.com/news/man-accused-of-deliberately-ruining-bugatti-to-collect-insurance/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-accused-of-deliberately-ruining-bugatti-to-collect-insurance/ State News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 3:43:16 PM Man Accused of Deliberately Ruining Bugatti to Collect Insurance

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle.

Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud.

They say he purchased a Bugatti Veyron and had it insured for $2.2 million. The elegant vehicle is considered one of the fastest in the world.

Authorities say House initially claimed in November 2009 that he was reaching for his cell phone when the vehicle swerved into water near Galveston. The salt water flooded the engine, ruining the Bugatti.

But a motorist videotaped the incident, allowing investigators to note discrepancies in House's account.

His sentencing has not been scheduled. He faces up to 20 years.

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20 Injured in Houston School Bus Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/20-injured-in-houston-school-bus-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/20-injured-in-houston-school-bus-crash/ State News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 1:38:32 PM 20 Injured in Houston School Bus Crash

HOUSTON (AP) - Nearly two-dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus veered off a Houston road and struck a tree.

Houston fire officials say the 20 people taken to hospitals for treatment Tuesday morning appeared to suffer minor injuries. There were 28 people on the private school bus. Nearly all appeared to be students en route to school but authorities did not immediately confirm the ages of those involved. The driver was among those transported for treatment.

The front of the bus was crumpled after coming to rest against the tree along the side of a road. Some on the bus were seen being placed on stretchers.

No other information was immediately available.

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Blade From Power Saw Impales Worker in Chest http://www.kristv.com/news/blade-from-power-saw-impales-worker-in-chest/ http://www.kristv.com/news/blade-from-power-saw-impales-worker-in-chest/ State News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 4:39:15 AM Blade From Power Saw Impales Worker in Chest

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

Houston fire spokesman Kenyatta Parker says the man was still conscious Monday morning when he was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body.

Parker says firefighters responded to an emergency call that a man had been hurt while working atop a building near The Galleria, a popular shopping center.

Parker says the unidentified man was using a saw that construction workers often use to cut through metal or concrete. He says such a blade can become dislodged if it is not tightly secured while cutting a hard material.

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US Judge Rules on Anchored Tanker near Galveston http://www.kristv.com/news/us-judge-rules-on-anchored-tanker-near-galveston/ http://www.kristv.com/news/us-judge-rules-on-anchored-tanker-near-galveston/ State News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 4:33:59 AM US Judge Rules on Anchored Tanker near Galveston

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored off of Galveston.

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1mLAh7G ) Judge Gray Miller ruled in favor of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday. He says the U.S. lacks the authority to seize the oil because Kurdistan's ownership dispute with Iraq involves the location where the oil was pumped, not the coastal waters.

The tanker has been near Galveston for nearly a month. It carries about 1 million barrels of oil produced in the semiautonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

The Kurdish and Iraqi governments both claim ownership. Iraq has sued to stop the cargo from being offloaded in the U.S.

Iraq has 10 days to file an amended complaint.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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Houston Gangs Extend Turf to Suburbs http://www.kristv.com/news/houston-gangs-extend-turf-to-suburbs/ http://www.kristv.com/news/houston-gangs-extend-turf-to-suburbs/ State News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 3:29:12 AM Houston Gangs Extend Turf to Suburbs

HOUSTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials say that as gang members in Houston extend their turf to surrounding suburbs, officials in those areas are developing their own strategies for countering them.

Texas' public safety director, Steven McCraw, has warned that "gang violence and crime are a chief threat to public safety in Texas." A state report this year found that gang membership across Texas may exceed 100,000 individuals, with a high concentration in the Houston area.

Authorities say the Houston-area gangs are migrating to the suburbs because they think they won't be recognized there. Detective Jennifer Kiser, Fort Bend County's gang expert, tells the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1AL6TGX ) that also, Houston and Harris County have the tactical experience and resources to aggressively combat the gangs, driving them into the suburbs.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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Pilot Killed in Travis County Plane Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/pilot-killed-in-travis-county-plane-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pilot-killed-in-travis-county-plane-crash/ State News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 3:32:46 AM Pilot Killed in Travis County Plane Crash

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed in a crash into a field in Central Texas that ignited a brush fire.

The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1qdeuKA ) reports that the plane crashed Saturday and ignited a brush fire that scorched 7 acres in northwest Travis County before firefighters extinguished it.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

The plane was an American Champion 7-GCBC, a fixed-gear plane built in 2001 that was issued a new flight certificate in January.

Board spokesman Keith Holloway told the newspaper the investigator should have a preliminary report within five to 10 days, though a complete report takes between 12 and 18 months.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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