Austin Local News

More people are adopting children these days in Texas, but not everyone is finding a forever home. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Julie Moody says,"There are 188 children waiting for their forever-families in Travis County. Across central Texas, there are...
State Lawmakers are hoping to send a message to sexual predators that Texas is getting even tougher. There's currently no statute of limitations on criminal cases of sexual assault of a child, and now legislation has been filed by State Senator-Elect Van Taylor to deal with...
You may not know who Cheryl Latimer is but you've seen her work in the last few years if you've ever played at Peter Pan Mini Golf in South Austin or one of the two Amy's Ice Cream stores that have her funky cow sculptures. A former high-tech graphic designer turned artist,...
A Williamson County jury has sentenced a man with four previous convictions for driving while intoxicated to 17 years in prison. The Williamson County district attorney’s office announced the sentence this week. Pedro Elizondo Martinez Jr. of Pearsall, about 40 miles southwest...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo joined by members of Central Texas law enforcement agencies announce the return of the annual traffic safety initiative called Arrive Alive & Home For The Holidays. Acevedo says "The goal is not to arrest people and take them to jail, it's to...
Austin police arrested a 44-year-old man Wednesday after investigators say he intentionally drove over a woman’s leg and arm following an argument. Police say the assault took place on Oct. 18 on Todd Lane near Highway 71 in Southeast Austin. According to an affidavit, Renee...
Whole Foods Markets is recalling vegan pumpkin pies produced and sold in its Southwest region because they contained undeclared walnuts. The nuts would pose a risk to those who have nut allergies or severe sensitivities. In a statement Wednesday, the Austin-based grocery chain...
An community activist says a City-funded group tasked with advocating for downtown properties broke the law by contributing to a political campaign. Former Judge Bill Aleshire says the Downtown Austin Alliance needs to pay back the $440,000 contribution it made to 'Let's Go...
Hungry families will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal today, courtesy of the Salvation Army. The charity's Jan Gunter says surprisingly, many of the 400 meals they will serve today will be to mothers and their children. She says,"For right now, they don't have anywhere else to go to...