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Saturday, July 30, 2016 95°F Scattered clouds
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 1 hour 
Minutes before it crashed near Lockhart, a reader took this photo of the hot air balloon
Minutes before it crashed near Lockhart, a reader took this photo of the hot air balloon
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 4 hours 
@govabbott:
Gov. Greg Abbott: "I ask all of Texas to join us in praying for those lost"
Travis County SO Travis County SO 2 hours 
We ask that those offering to host fund raisers for Hutch's family hold off during this initial time of shock and grief. We are overwhelmed.
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 1 hour 
NEW: Witness says hot air balloon ‘was barely moving’ before Lockhart crash
NEW: Witness says hot air balloon ‘was barely moving’ before Lockhart crash
atxtraffic The fatality collision investigation on SB Mopac has concluded and the roadway is back opened. WC3
Lynnanne Nguyen Lynnanne Nguyen 4 hours 
New banners around downtown Dallas honoring our 5 fallen officers put up yesterday. DallasStrong NeverForget
New banners around downtown Dallas honoring our 5 fallen officers put up yesterday. DallasStrong NeverForget
Allison Harris Allison Harris 2 hours 
Man who went on Heart of Texas hot air balloon ride year ago says pilot was
Man who went on Heart of Texas hot air balloon ride year ago says pilot was "very honest about the inherent danger".
Erin Jones Erin Jones 2 hours 
NTSB's message to the families of those killed in Lockhart hot air balloon crash
NTSB's message to the families of those killed in Lockhart hot air balloon crash
Allison Harris Allison Harris 3 hours 
Caldwell Co. sheriff:
Caldwell Co. sheriff: "When it's a balloon ride like this, anybody can buy tickets...get on...not a plane manifest."
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 40 min 
Austin author’s Facebook rant captures everyone’s feelings about I-35
Austin author’s Facebook rant captures everyone’s feelings about I-35
Elizabeth Saab Elizabeth Saab 23 min 
from the Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Ride's FB page. Balloon went down in Lockhart. At least 16 dead.
from the Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Ride's FB page. Balloon went down in Lockhart. At least 16 dead.
KVUE News KVUE News 2 hours 
Today's hot air balloon crash comes 2 years after the FAA was warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths.
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 59 min 
Have you seen any of Texas' most wanted fugitives?
Have you seen any of Texas' most wanted fugitives?
My Statesman My Statesman 43 min 
Deadly balloon crash near Lockhart comes months after FAA rejected safety recommendations
Austin Statesman Austin Statesman 17 min 
Community shares grief at fundraiser for fallen Travis deputy Sgt. Craig Hutchinson
Community shares grief at fundraiser for fallen Travis deputy Sgt. Craig Hutchinson