Austin Local News

Austin police say University of Texas senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested early Friday morning. According to an arrest affidavit, Perkins was pulled over at 2:52 a.m. in downtown Austin near 18th Street and San Antonio after he was suspected of drink driving...
Austin City Manager Marc Ott starts his paid leave on October first...a month earlier than expected. He'll serve as a consultant to interim City Manager Elaine Hart. She will make $269,000 a year. That's a $63,000 increase from her current salary as the city's Chief Financial...
Both sides rest today. Closing arguments start tomorrow in the capital murder trial of Mark Norwood. He's accused of killing Debra Baker three decades ago. He's currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Christine Morton.
A jury has come back for the sexual assault of a child trial of accused rock-thrower Patrick Johnson. He's been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child, two counts of indecency and one count of exposure. Judge David Crain called for the punishment phase to begin...
The runaway teen accused of murdering UT Freshman dance student Haruka Weiser has his trial set for March 27. Meechiael C riner's attorney expects that date to be pushed way back because of DNA evidence they are waiting on. Police says Criner sexually assaulted Weiser before...
From Hays County Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – At its September 20 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court approved an FY 2017 budget of approximately $179 million and set the tax rate at $.4600 per $100 valuation. The County’s fiscal year begins October 1, and...
The right shoulder of I-35 at Airport Blvd. was brifely closed down early Thursday morning as paramedics helped a woman who gave birth on the side of the road. Austin-Travis County EMS says a 911 call was received around 4:53 a.m. from a screaming woman saying the baby was...
An alleged threat prompts Eanes ISD officials to allow Westlake High School students to stay home on Thursday. According to superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard, a student threatened to do harm to other students. Out of an abundance of caution, the district says any student who is not...
Yesterday, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 31 kilograms of cocaine as the result of a traffic stop on I-35. Sandra Jane Calderon, 34, was driving a 2009 Dodge Journey north bound when she was stopped for friving in the left lane without passing, in a...