Austin Local News

The NFL will partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline,eadquartered in Austin, following the release of a video showing Baltimore Raven's Running Back Ray Rice assaulting his then-girlfriend in an elevator. Hotline CEO Katie Ray Jones says phones calls increased 84...
An animal advocacy group is hoping a cruelty investigation will be launched to find out who left an American Bulldog mix tied to a dumpster for two days, causing the animal to suffer severe sunburns. Faith Wright is with Austin Pets Alive says whoever left the dog they're now...
The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs. The unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in August, up slightly from 5.1 percent in July. It remained below the...
Arrangements are now being made to help out the family of the missing Travis County Sheriff's deputy. 100 Club of Central Texas Executive Director Etta Moore says they are reaching out to the deputy's family to offer emotional as well as monetary support. She says it's a sad...
The top major-party candidates for Texas Governor will face off tonight in the first of two debates. Border issues are expected to dominate. It's the first border community debate since 1998 in El Paso. Tonight Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis will...
A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings. The search will pick up Friday after storms before nightfall...
Due to an ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Cedar Park City Council has lowered the ad valorem property tax rate for the second year in a row. The adopted property tax rate of 48.5 cents represents a decrease of ¾ cent for every $100 of property valuation and is...
In preparation for the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased staffing and resources to respond to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for HCPs. Effective Oct. 6, 2014...
This morning, Round Rock firefighters responded to a hazardous materials leak at Exfluor Research Corp., 2350 Double Creek Drive. The leak was eventually contained. No one was injured by the leak. Arriving at the business, firefighters reported seeing fumes coming from the side...