Austin Local News

Testimony is expected to wrap up today in the Williamson County kidnapping trial of Dennis Wayne Harvey Junior. Yesterday, Harvey’s former roommate - Corey Wilson identified his gun as the one Harvey used to shoot Amy Baker in the chest – and to force Katie Burk to drive him...
The Austin City Council have approved a measure to rename Town Lake for Lady Bird Johnson. The former first lady and widow of former President Lyndon Johnson died July Eleventh at her Austin home at age 94. From the early 1960s, Mrs. Johnson zealously promoted environmental and...
After deliberating for an hour and a half jurors found Dennis Wayne Harvey Guilty of aggravated robbery , guilty of aggravated kidnapping, but not guilty of tampering with evidence. Harvey is expected to testify in the sentencing phase of his trial. Prosecutors say Harvey car-...
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on announced Wednesday that FEMA has increased the number of counties eligible for federal infrastructure aid from the flooding that occurred in Texas beginning June 16. An additional eight counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance...
The U-S House of Representatives has OK'd a move by conservative Republicans to try to set free two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer. After a long, emotional debate, the House voted by voice to block the Bureau of Prisons from keeping former...
An soldier from Pflugerville who was only in Iraq a few weeks before his death takes his final rest today at a veterans cemetery near Fort Hood. The thunder of about 35 motorcycles escorts the body of Private First Class Ron Joshua, Junior from this funeral home to the Central...
The "Iron Works Barbecue" in downtown Austin is one of more than a dozen businesses accused of violating the "Americans with Disabilities Act". Bob Kafka with the group "ADAPT" says the bathrooms at the restaurant are not accessible to people in wheelchairs. A manager at "Iron...
A-I-S-D Police say they're investigating a former Austin school teacher who allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a female student. School district police say they began investigating 34-year-old James Van Zandt, a former assistant band directer at Akins High School,...
State officials say the longstanding debate over a bridge in New Braunfels may be coming to a close. The recent death of a rafter in Gruene has sparked new interest in raising the historic bridge over the Guadalupe River. Greg Malatek with the state transportation department...