Austin Local News

More than 400 Texas schools have been recognized for improvements at campuses where at least 40 percent of the students are considered low income. The Texas Education Agency on Thursday identified this year's high-performing and/or high-progress Title I reward schools. Results...
An Austin man is charged with nine counts of animal abuse after finding 14 severely underweight Greyhounds in his care that he was supposed to be training to race. Detective Tim Divens says a woman in Florida sent Darwin Plummer the dogs and paid him $2100 a month over several...
Perry Watson, KLBJ's medical reporter, has earned the Anson Jones MD award presented by the Texas Medical Association each year. Watson's winning story, 'Local ER Dr. supports Heart Association's recommendation on E-Cigarettes' discusses the effects of the popular cigarettes and...
An audit finds the Austin Animal Center is dealing with serious issues that could cost the facility it's license. Acting Animal Services Director Chris Noble says last year they responded to over 13,000 emergency calls within two hours 54 percent of the time, "Anything that is...
(from Pflugerville Community Development Corporation) The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced Precision Ammunition, the Texas-based, high-quality ammunition manufacturer, is moving corporate headquarters to Pflugerville. It'll be located in...
An all-out brawl caught on tape at an Austin High School leads to charges against more than a dozen students. The melee happened on April 9th. Eastside Memorial students could be seen on social media throwing punches, chairs and anything else they could get their hands on. Two...
The funeral for STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain will be Friday morning at the Hill Country Bible Church. The investigation is still in the preliminary stages trying to figure out how STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain fell to her death Monday night in a greenbelt while assisting...
During the past few months the Downtown Area Command Metro Tactical Team has initiated multiple operations in an effort to reduce underage drinking in the Downtown Austin entertainment district. As part of the operations, the team has targeted the use and manufacturing of fake...
The Legislature has approved a proposal allowing thousands of Texas high school seniors to potentially graduate this year despite failing standardized tests needed to earn a diploma. Amarillo Republican Sen. Kel Seliger's bill offered an alternative graduation plan to an...