Austin Local News

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...
Weeks after a new judge was assigned to hear a motion for a new trial for Greg Kelley, a new judge has been assigned. The presiding judge for the first trial was Billy Ray Stubblefield. He asked to be recused from hearing the motion. Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan...
Austin Police found and caught the ‘Sunglasses’ robber days after they asked for the public's help to identify him. Two arrest warrants were issued for two of the robberies 46-year-old, Arthur Earls, Jr., is the suspect in. Although, there were actually three robberies at North...
The Austin Firefighter Association says they'll appeal a decision by an federal judge to intervene in the fight over whether the feds should oversee the hiring of firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks continues to defend the department's hiring process, saying it was the...
The Metropia Ecosystem: Community Driven The Metropia Ecosystem is specifically designed to involve and connect all stakeholders region-wide, with benefits for everyone involved in the program. Commuters use Metropia Mobile to help make informed decisions that alleviate traffic...
A mother of three has spoken about her anger and humiliation after she was visited by Child Protective Services for letting her 6-year-old son play outside unsupervised. Children's book author Kari Anne Roy, who lives in Austin, Texas, wrote on her blog HaikuMama last week about...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been charged with injuring a child after police say he cut his 10-month-old daughter with a box cutter. Killeen Police say 28-year-old Roberto Quintana was arrested over the weekend. His wife tells police that Quintana put tape over...