Austin Local News

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to keep its gold holdings within its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office hired several people from his campaign and elsewhere before they submitted applications or the jobs were posted publicly, as required by state law. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( http://atxne.ws/1M1A8Kq ) that five people from...
A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to "break the law" over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of Texas accusing Paxton of violating rules of...
AUSTIN -- A KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered thousands of passengers who claim TSA agents damaged, lost or stole their personal belongings in airports across the country. During a four-year span, passengers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport submitted 326 complaints...
A Williamson County man — whose 2013 killing of an 11-month-old baby girl brought public attention to gaps in the child protection system and spurred statewide reforms — has cut a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to a 30-year prison sentence. Jacob Salas, 34, who had been charged...
The apparent winner of what became a bidding war for Freescale Semiconductor is a private equity consortium led by The Blackstone Group. Embedded chip maker Freescale announced today that it's entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by the consortium for $17.6...
An internal investigation at Travis County sheriff’s office is looking into whether a deputy committed a protocol violation while guarding Dacious “Corey” Parker, who escaped from a hospital on Saturday. Austin attorney Brad Heilman said Wednesday night that he is representing...
The City of Austin will remain in stage two water restrictions even after the heavy rains this year and now Austin Water is suggesting the city adopt those restrictions permanently, regardless of lake levels or drought conditions. "We're trying to learn lessons from the drought...
A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Round Rock Police Department Sergeant Nathan Zoss and Officer Kristen Mayo will not face charges related to an injury that William Slade Sullivan received when the officers pulled him from his vehicle in an attempt to arrest him on...