Austin Local News

Austin Police found and caught the ‘Sunglasses’ robber days after they asked for the public's help to identify him. Two arrest warrants were issued for two of the robberies 46-year-old, Arthur Earls, Jr., is the suspect in. Although, there were actually three robberies at North...
The Austin Firefighter Association says they'll appeal a decision by an federal judge to intervene in the fight over whether the feds should oversee the hiring of firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks continues to defend the department's hiring process, saying it was the...
The Metropia Ecosystem: Community Driven The Metropia Ecosystem is specifically designed to involve and connect all stakeholders region-wide, with benefits for everyone involved in the program. Commuters use Metropia Mobile to help make informed decisions that alleviate traffic...
A mother of three has spoken about her anger and humiliation after she was visited by Child Protective Services for letting her 6-year-old son play outside unsupervised. Children's book author Kari Anne Roy, who lives in Austin, Texas, wrote on her blog HaikuMama last week about...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been charged with injuring a child after police say he cut his 10-month-old daughter with a box cutter. Killeen Police say 28-year-old Roberto Quintana was arrested over the weekend. His wife tells police that Quintana put tape over...
Child Protective Services is under scrutiny following the death of Colton Turner. But removing a child from his or her home..is not usually the first step taken by the agency. Department of Family and Protective Services Julie Moody says in most child abuse cases they try to...
Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. Department of State and Health Services officials tested the bat after it was captured...
An internal Audit of the Dallas school district has found that 10 of its high schools may have graduated students who failed to meet standards. Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond is outraged. He says,"Based on what has happened in Dallas and how widespread it is...
Another major wreck in Bastrop County has traffic completely shut down on Highway 290. Bastrop officials are advising drivers to stay clear of the area--just one mile east of Highway 21 near Paige. Two 18-wheelers are involved, along with several other vehicles and people are...