Austin Local News

The Circuit of the Americas is big business for Austin and central Texas. Mayor Lee Leffingwell and COTA officials revealed that nearly $900 million dollars flows as a result of all the events at the track. Grayhill Partners' Ben Loftsgaarden says much of that money comes from...
A Central Texas inmate incarcerated on burglary charges has been sentenced to eight years in prison after his DNA was linked to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. 21-year-old David Maynez pleaded guilty to injuring a child and burglary. He received an eight-year sentence...
Some disgruntled Austin school teachers are speaking out on some issues in the district they say are driving them to leave AISD. The frustrations brought before the school board this week run the gamut. One teacher was upset with the multiple simultaneous role out of...
A woman is dead after apparently being shot last night outside a Northeast Austin apartment complex. Police were called to the Westheimer Oaks Apartments on Wheless last night, finding the woman on the ground when they arrived. They were called to the scene after reports of...
Companies that receive tax incentives from the city won't be allowed to protest their tax bills if one Austin city councilman has her way. Kathy Tovo says she asked city staff to study the issue after hearing some commercial property owners, like the Circuit of the America's who...
Did you miss the fireworks from the KLBJ Light Rail Debates yesterday? We have all the spark in one highlight mainly from Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Analyst Roger Falk debating the effectiveness of Light Rail! Light Rail is one of the most important election questions to face...
At a hearing held in Washington, D.C., the Texas Department of Criminal Justice failed to give its side of a hot issue. That issue is heat in Texas prisons. Information released by the Texas Civil Rights Project shows at yesterday's hearing of the Inter-American Commission on...
A two-year-old boy discovered last month in a shallow grave in Southeast Austin will finally get a proper burial. Funeral services for Colton Turner have been set for this Saturday at 2pm at Shoreline Church on Burnet Road. Colton hadn't been seen since last July...when Austin...
A man has been found guilty of capital murder in the 1980 death of a 73-year-old Williamson County woman. The Austin American-Statesman reports a jury found 56-year-old Steven Thomas guilty of capital murder Monday in the death of Mildred McKinney. The punishment phase of his...