Austin Local News

Steven “Kirk” Anderson, 32, was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force this afternoon without incident at his residence in the 200 block of Juniper Drive, Georgetown, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the McKinney Police Department, located...
Heavy rain overnight floods several Austin roads. About 50 low water crossings across Austin are closed. The water appears to be receding, but emergency officials say swift moving water will remain dangerous throughout the day. Click here for up to date info on the flooded roads...
This week, the militant group ISIS urged attacks on New York, Vegas and even Texas using social media, reaching out to Americans who side with the radical Islamic movement. Jeff Addicott at Saint Mary's School of Terrorism Law says there are thousands of those people here in our...
New numbers from the Texas Education Agency shows traditional ISD Schools are out-performing charters both academically and financially. State School Board Member Thomas Ratliff is pushing the statistics that show only 77% of charter schools met the State’s academic performance...
A Fort Hood soldier is accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into Texas from Mexico. Border Patrol agents say 20-year-old Private Eric Alexander Rodriguez was nabbed at the Sarita checkpoint. Two people were lying under a sheet in the bed of his pickup. Rodriguez was...
There was bi-partisan support as the U.S. House approved the President's plan to fight the Islamic State by using American soldiers to train and provide weapons to Syrian moderate rebels. Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan, who voted yes, says this is something America will not do...
City and mobility officials want to reduce the number of cars on Austin roads by 20% by the year 2020. Jeremy Martin with the Austin Chamber of Commerce says they're asking employers to implement programs that will encourage their workers to ride the bus, carpool, walk or ride...
Tuesday afternoon, a Round Rock School Resource Officer was requested by one of the school’s Assistant Principals in reference to an out of control student that had left the building without permission. The student, who is identified as 17-year old Sean Minix, failed to comply...
In an 8-1 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned a major portion of the state's "improper photography" law. The law was challenged after a man was charged with the crime in 2011,for photographing children in swimsuits at Seaworld. Texas Civil Rights Project's...