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Both the Austin Police Department and the union representing Austin's police officers hope a new standard for punishment give both sides a clear understanding of what's expected of Austin's finest. "The object of the game is to correct behavior," Assistant Police Chief Leo...
In court documents, 19-year-old Toni Renee Martinez reportedly admits throwing her son into a bathtub after he had an accident in their north Austin motel room, his head hitting the side of the tub. Doctors at Dell Children's say the boy's chances of survival are half-and-half,...
Capital Metro will provide free shuttle service for a series of South by Southwest (SXSW) concerts at Auditorium Shores this week. The shuttle buses will run from Austin High School to Auditorium Shores on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m...
Southwest Airlines said today it has placed three employees on leave and hired an outside expert to review its maintenance procedures. The Dallas-based airline is accused of operating planes that had missed key safety inspections. The airline also says it has promised federal...
This after Kathy Staton even reportedly paid back the 17-thousand dollars she stole from Westwood High School's girls volleyball team. Williamson county's District Attorney, John Bradley says Kathy Staton was booked into the Williamson county jail this weekend and then released...
Officials with St. David's HealthCare say a new program could save lives in regional hospitals in the area. Loni Denne with St. David's HealthCare says "Cardiac/Stroke One Call" will provide timely assistance to patients who need it. She says it "provides emergency room staff in...
The state Democratic Party has washed its hands of trying to tally the results of last week's Texas caucuses. Overwhelmed local officials, meanwhile, continue to grapple with the roundup of 8,700 precinct conventions in what may have been the nation's largest caucus ever. An...
Just a third of the state's school districts will participate in the $148 million merit pay plan for teachers after an additional 100 districts have decided to drop out. The state's District Awards for Teacher Excellence (DATE) program had recommended a $3,000 minimum bonus per...
Austin Police will send bills to some political campaigns for extra work they provided in the lead-up to last week's party primaries. APD uses some of its overtime budget when presidential candidates come to town because they are obliged to help the Secret Service. But there are...