Austin Local News

An Austin company is one of five statewide which is being awarded a portion of three-million dollars in grant's issued by Governor Perry. WorkSource attributes its collaboration with ACC, UT and Austin's Chamber of Commerce for being awarded the grant. The Governor's office had...
Williamsom County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Brinkman is recovering after hitting another deputy head on. Both were on Jet Ski's at Lake Georgetown taking part in a swift water training. Witnesses say the two hit head on.
Retailers may be happy with foot traffic this sales tax-free weekend, but a marketing expert doesn't think it will lead to very much in back to school spending. "In terms of the total dollars sales, it will probably be a wash, because these people are going to buy this material...
Three federal judges have reunited into one congressional district under a U-S Supreme Court-ordered map revision of District 23. Here's more about yesterday's remapping: _ In all, five congressional districts are affected by the overhaul _ 15, 21, 23, 25 and 28. _ Because the...
Police are still investigating a deadly crash on 971 and Heritage Hollow, near Georgetown. One person is dead.
Bigger is better and portions are large in Texas -- but there's still room for the green and efficient. Environmentally aware San Antonians are getting the last laugh under a new program to allow drivers of hybrid vehicles to park for free at city meters. Park your hybrid at a...
After being kidnapped, an Austin mother and her 3-month old baby are home safe. Police say the two were abducted, taken to Jacksonville, Texas and held for $40,000 ransom. Court records show the victim's husband owed the suspects a lot of money on a drug deal gone wrong. Records...
The crowds are starting to form as shoppers try to take advantage of a suspension in the sales tax today. "I've never actually taken advantage of the tax free weekend and I know from my friends, they say, 'you've got to do this,'" one woman at the Round Rock Premium Outlets said...
A judge keeps the evidence in a murder and mutilation case, saying there was a good reason for Jennifer Cave's step father to break into her U-T area apartment. The judge today said the break-in falls under an "emergency doctrine," in which someone can enter a home lawfully as...