Austin Local News

Dozens of abandoned children who have no one will be getting a gift under the Christmas tree this year. Austin Police and local partners gave back to the oldest foster home in Austin, Helping Hands Foster Home, by providing Secret Santa’s for the children who reside there. A...
The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the...
The first ever Mecum Auto Auction in Austin last weekend gathered car enthusiasts to the Austin Convention Center for two days of televised bidding on classic muscle cars and motorcycles. Dana Mecum called it a fantastic finish to their auction year, saying the anticipated...
Gasoline for less than $2 a gallon has arrived in Central Texas. On Wednesday, at least three stations in Round Rock were selling regular unleaded gasoline for $1.99 per gallon. Those included a 7-Eleven and a Valero Corner Store, both at Old Settlers Boulevard and A.W. Grimes...
Attorney Steve Adler of the eminent domain law firm Barron & Adler LLP won Austin's mayoral race by a large margin during Tuesday's runoff against City Councilman Mike Martinez . Several other important political races were settled but the mayor will be a critical ringleader...
The contractor working to add a toll lane on each side of North MoPac Boulevard, faced with a schedule “slippage” of three weeks and the prospect of even more delays, overhauled its project management team this fall and brought on hundreds more workers in an effort to catch up...
Round Rock Police are investigating several cases of a man exposing himself to female students near schools in the area. The first incident happened either Tuesday December 9th or Wednesday the 10th around 4:45 pm near the 2000 block of Andover road. The girl also reported...
A decorated Army Veteran was sentenced to 10 years probation, anger management, a $3,800 fine and 200 hours of community service Wednesday for an unprovoked attack on two men in downtown Austin in 2012. Thirty-one-year-old Lambert Borgardt told Judge Cliff Brown during his...
A former Teacher of the Year at Blazier Elementary school is sentenced to two 16-year prison sentences for an incident involving one of his students. Forty-five year old John Joseph Vasquez was convicted of indecency with a child by contact and improper relationship between...