Austin Local News

House Democrats are stalling efforts to transfer public corruption cases in Texas following the indictment of former Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Outnumbered Democrats on Thursday used legislative maneuvering to temporarily block a bill that would put the Texas Rangers in charge...
An autopsy has concluded that synthetic marijuana was to blame for the death of a Fort Hood soldier shortly after his return from deployment to an Ebola hot zone in West Africa. The body of Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found the morning of Jan. 13 outside an off-base apartment...
The Austin City Council has added more places where Sexually Oriented Businesses must steer clear. Now businesses like strip clubs or stores that sell adult novelty items cannot be located within a thousand feet of museums or libraries. The move quashes plans to open a strip...
After hearing about the project at a recent meeting, the council chose to send the proposal to council committees for further discussion. The Council's Committee on Public Utilities heard testimony last night from dozens of people who were mostly for the project saying it would...
A Texas man is going to prison for an internet scam using the identity of a deceased Mississippian. Attorney General Jim Hood says 52-year-old John Wiggins, of Round Rock, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory to two counts of...
The Cedar Park City Council recently appointed a 15-member Bond Advisory Task Force. Now, there's a Web site where Cedar Park residents can project ideas for the city's future. The Bond Advisory Task force is reviewing capital improvement projects in consideration of a general...
A body was found at the Recycling Center on FM 1327 near Creedmore on April 14, 2015. At 2:43pm workers at the center found the body of a man on their conveyor belt as they were sorting materials. They immediately shut down the center and notified the Travis County Sheriff’s...
A helicopter crew from Haverfield Aviation and contractor crews from Pike are working the next two weeks to replace fiber optic communications line on transmission poles in Southeast Austin and Southeast Travis County. The 11 miles of line from Lytton Springs to Pilot Knob cross...
A proposal to build a pet hotel on airport property has raised some concerns with some members of the Austin City Council. Officials tell the council there are limits to what can be done on that property since it is on the flight path. But Councilman Ora Houston wonders about...