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Kaitlin Armstrong pleads not guilty in murder of cyclist Mo Wilson

(Travis County Jail)

In her first court appearance since being on the run for over a month, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong pleaded not guilty to the murder of cyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson.


Armstrong, a fellow cyclist and yoga instructor, is accused of shooting Wilson on May 11. Wilson, who was in town for a nearby race, met up with Armstrong's ex-boyfriend earlier that day. Armstrong fled the country days later, evading arrest from the U.S. Marshalls before being caught June 29 in Costa Rica with a changed appearance.

On July 5, she was booked into the Travis County Jail on a first-degree murder charge. Since Armstrong pleaded not guilty to a judge, the case will now go to trial. Armstrong hired Austin-area attorneys, who additionally asked for a speedy trial.

The judge set the docket call for the case for Oct. 19, with a jury trial the week after.

Additionally, Armstrong was also facing unrelated charges for allegedly failing to pay for a Botox procedure several years ago but a hearing on that charge has been postponed.

Armstrong's vehicle was caught on video leaving the East Austin home Wilson was staying at on the day of her murder. Additionally, shell casing found at the scene belonged to a gun of Armstrong's.

For a complete list of events leading to her capture, click here.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway