Austin Local News

Austin school district officials are crying uncle over the amount of money they send to the state under 'Robinhood' and now they're turning to state lawmakers for help. A.I.S.D. is the single largest contributor to state coffers under recapture. In fact in 2015 the district will...
The "Felony Lane Gang" is known to rent vehicles in Florida, drive or fly into Texas, and then rent vehicles. Detective Jared Manning says the suspects burglarize the victims' vehicles and steal their purses. Within several days, victims' checks are being forged and cashed at...
A first degree felony charge that carried up to life in prison has been dropped against a Round Rock teen accused of baking pot brownies. Williamson County Assistant D.A. Mark Brunner says they decided instead to pursue the second degree felony charge of possession of hash oil...
The family of a high school boy tasered by a Bastrop County Sherrif's Deputy last year has reached a settlement with the County in the amount of $775,000. Attorney for the family, Adam Loewy, says one obvious reason they settled for the amount - the family really needed the...
Signs have already been posted in stores, and as of September 1st, Whole Foods Market will no longer accept personal checks. The store's Rachel Malish talks about the reasons for the change. “It’s a very small percentage of our shoppers who are still using personal checks...
U.T.'s new teaching hospital breaks ground today in Central Austin. The $295 million collaboration between the Seton Healthcare network and the University of Texas will include a 211 bed facility at Red River and 15th Street. The Seton Medical Center at U.T. will stand across...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television. The San Antonio Express News reported ( http://bit.ly/1t8C5Pd ) Monday that it reviewed the documents and interviewed industry...
AUSTIN - In Texas, there is a traffic crash about every 20 minutes involving a driver under the influence of alcohol. The Texas Department of Transportation hopes to lower this staggering statistic with the launch of its annual Labor Day “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign,...
The City of Cedar Park, Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation will officially "break ground" on the 1431 Pass Through Project on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., at the southwest corner of Toro Grande and E. Whitestone Blvd. This transportation...