Austin Local News

The Hays County Commissioners Court learned this week that once again investors have been eager to purchase Hays County bonds. Earlier this summer, the Court authorized its bond advisor, Dan Wegmiller of Specialized Public Finance, Inc., to sell the remaining voter-approved 2008...
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will appear at a rally in Austin tomorrow as the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. Johnson is scheduled to appear at The Palm Door starting at 4PM. On immigration, Johnson says instead of deporting undocumented workers, the...
Adoption special this weekendAnimal Protection Officers rescued 63 cats and kittens from a South Austin home today. The cats were surrendered by a mother and her son who were unable to care for the large number of cats. Because of the conditions of the home and number of cats,...
In less than two hours of deliberation, a Travis County jury has found Mark Norwood guilty of capital murder of Debra Baker in 1988. He's currently serving life for the murder of Christine Morton in 2013, after Michael Morton was exonerated in his wife's death. Norwood received...
A federal grand jury in Austin has indicted three individuals, including 28-year-old Chimene Hamilton Onyeri of Houston, for their roles in fraud and racketeering schemes that involved the attempted capital murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November of last...
Attorney General Ken Paxton's office says three-dozen parents in Travis County were jailed for failing to pay child support. It was part of a five day roundup looking to track down those parents. Between September 17 and September 22, 36 parents were arrested. All are now facing...
The controversial planned unit development known as The Grove at Shoal Creek saw a heated debate Thursday night at City Hall. Hundreds of people showed up to voice their opinion on the site, which developer ARG Bull Creek says will offer 1700 units of housing -- 108 of which...
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...