Austin Local News

A Hutto man is dead after police say his car fell on him while he was trying to change the oil. Hutto Police Lt Dwayne Jones says it appears the jack kicked out from under the car, " It can be real dangerous anytime you are working under any kind of heavy piece of equipment,...
Attorney General Greg Abbott has backed out of one of the two agreed upon gubernatorial debates scheduled between him and his Democratic opponent State Senator Wendy Davis. Davis originally asked for 6 debates all over the state. Abbott agreed to two, but now he's pulling out of...
New abortion restrictions in Texas have been thrown out by a federal judge in Austin. Judge Lee Yeakel's ruling sides with abortion clinics that challenged a law that would have required the clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards by September 1. That would have left...
The former CEO of an Austin-based medical supplies company gets 20 years in prison for orchestrating a fraud scheme. According to the Department of Justice, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal. In a five-page attorney general's opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting...
Williamson County property owners will get to pay an additional 96 bucks on their taxes in 2015. The county's Connie Watson says Commissioners decided to keep the tax rate the same, but soaring property values for the average home are what made tax bills go up this time. She...
More solar power will be added to Austin Energy's portfolio after the council approved an ambitious plan to wean the utility off of carbon emitting power sources. Austin Energy opposed the measure saying solar and wind power is less reliable it could cause rates to soar. Tom...
After neighbors fume over a master plan for the former Holly Power Plant, the Austin City Council approves it anyway. Neighbors spoke for hours about how they were ignored by the city and consultants who helped create the plan for a park out of the former power plant site...
Through a combined effort with Austin Police, Brenham Police and Bastrop Police, the suspect was identified. Bastrop Police secured an arrest warrant for Jeremy Brock from Austin for 2nd degree felony Robbery, Texas Penal Code 29.01. The bond has been set at one million dollars...