Austin Local News

The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations. Gifts...
The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening arguments in Corpus Christi in a lawsuit led...
The Leander teen convicted for sexually assaulting a 4 year old boy at a Cedar Park day care will get a different judge to decide if he should get a new trial. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas is allowing Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield to recuse himself from Greg Kelley...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some online higher education courses are costing Texans more money than brick-and-mortar classes. The Dallas Morning News reports state leaders have hailed online education as one fix for ballooning college prices, but that tuition for those classes can be...
A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from...
Austin police have arrested 70 people on charges of driving while intoxicated since a no-refusal policy for Labor Day weekend began 6 p.m. Friday. During last year’s Labor Day weekend, police arrested 106 people in the Austin area for driving while intoxicated. The no-refusal...
Over the weekend, the United States carried out five more airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, bringing the total number of strikes to 115. The group Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS, is expanding and it's name change is part of that. "Their reasoning for doing...
A woman is in critical condition after reportedly slamming her car into a Capital Metro bus. It happened this Sunday morning at the intersection of Riverside and Grove. Capital Metro says the bus was stopped at a red light when a car came speeding and crashed into the back. When...
A man is his 30s was pronounced dead after falling approximately 120 feet at Mount Bonnell Sunday. Austin Travis County EMS got the call around 4:30 p.m.. Witnesses saw the man holding onto a branch before falling. When medics arrived and rappelled over the edge, they found the...