Austin Local News

The Austin school district has been awarded nearly $350,000 in federal funding for improvements to fine arts education. The U.S. Department of Education grant will fund three new hires in theater and dance. It will also support professional development in elementary music...
Attorney General Greg Abbott's appeal of the unconstitutional verdict in the School Finance Trial comes as no surprise to the plaintiffs in the case. David Hinojosa represents the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in the case. He says,"The public school...
The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor are tearing into each other over tax and immigration policy. Republican Dan Patrick, a Houston tea party darling, is favored in November. That means Democrat Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio has the most to gain...
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Red Bird Trail & Dove Lane in Kyle, in reference to a deceased person found lying adjacent to the roadway. The victim has been identified but his identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified. A...
This morning University of Texas Police Department were out in full effect--with the new bike unit. They're decked out in bright blue and are targeting specific areas of campus as needed. UTPD Chief David Carter says one of the components of having a safe community is to be...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a homicide that occurred at 210 Chandler Crossing Trail, Round Rock, Texas. The victim, Jerrod Stanford, was last seen alive on September 5, 2014. Several firearms were stolen from his residence and one was pawned...
The Cedar Park police bust two people for drug possession at an Austin apartment. Assistant Chief Mike Harmon says they arrested Brigette McGrew and Alec Clander at a home at 15-11 Faro Drive in South Austin. The pair is from the Cedar Park-Leander area, "We received information...
Travis County taxpayers will be paying almost $300 more on their 2014 taxes than last year. The average homeowner will pay around 291 dollars more on their property tax bill than in 2013. Resident Cindy DiCosimo says her taxes have doubled over the past two years, "My taxes went...
A California-based rocket manufacturer is relocating to Cedar Park with $1.2 million in incentives. Firefly Space Systems specializes in launching small commercial space probes and has purchased land in Burnet County for a launching site. UT Aerospace and Computer experts are...