Austin Local News

The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday upheld a ruling last year from the 3rd Court of Appeals that tossed DeLay's 2010...
A Central Texas university recognizes a problem that puts students' lives at risk, as well as the lives of those around them. And school officials are doing something to try to reverse the potentially deadly trend. The problem is driving under the influence of drugs. Annie...
The Universal Recycling Ordinance takes effect today and now commercial properties with more than 50 thousand square feet of space and properties with more than ten units must provide a recycling stream for plastics, glass, paper and cardboard. They're also required to have city...
The alarming increase in infant accidental suffocation deaths this year already surpasses the last two years’ totals. Leanne Courtney is the senior investigator and forensic nurse with the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office and says there have been 10 reported deaths this...
Meeting tough new EPA Standards on carbon pollution from the State's aging coal-fired power plants could cost Texans an additional 20% on their electric bill. The proposal asks the State to provide a plan to cut 30% from the 2005 standards. State Representative Jason Villalba...
Supporters of a Statewide constitutional amendment to move Oil and Gas severance tax money to highways spoke at a transportation forum sponsored by the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. From the audience, State Representative John Raney of Bryan endorsed proposition one...
Ebola, ethics and education are among the issues that dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. The debate Thursday night began only hours after federal officials confirmed that a patient in Dallas had the first...
Two suspects are now under arrest following the stabbing death of a man in Kyle. Hays County Sheriff's Sgt. Phillip Taylor says 32-year-old Nicolas Ugalde Campos was found dead yesterday morning. He says,"We were able to identify our first supsect in the case, which would be...
A 2-vehicle crash near east William Cannon causes three children to be sent to Dell Children's Hospital. Commander Mike Benavides with Austin Travis County EMS says the children were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. None of the adults in the...