Austin Local News

Tracking down eight non-resident people convicted of crimes in Central Texas leads immigration officials to an additional 36 arrests. Rudy Rodriguez with Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Operation "Return to Sender" wasn't a raid looking specifically for people in the...
The Austin police monitor's office is looking into complaints of excessive force in the Sixth street entertainment district. Acting police monitor Susan Hutson tells "Fox 7 news" she's disturbed by a videotape shot on 6th street this summer, in which an officer can be seen using...
Officials with the Austin school district are responding to the spike in the number of students getting hit by cars on their way to school. From the first day of school students are taught how to safely ride the bus, as well as safely walk and drive to school, but A.I.S.D...
A Georgetown restaurant owner's trying to open up on the downtown square November 1st, but his sign keep getting rejected by the historic commission. Romeo's owner Bernie Brozek says he's gone back to the drawing board several times, but keeps getting shot down by the Historic...
Two people are jailed after police find a marijuana processing operation in their home. Austin Police use a search warrants to find vacuum sealing machines, mechanical presses to press marijuana into bricks and 14 pounds of pot in a south Austin home. Court documents indicated...
The three candidates vying for U.S. Senate take to the debate stage this Thursday in San Antonio. The debate will be telecast by public television stations across the state starting at 9PM. Democratic candidate Barbara Ann Radnofski is looking forward to the debate. She says her...
The U.I.L. votes to require some life-saving devices at Texas high schools. The U.I.L.'s Executive Committee wants all high schools to have automatic external defibrillators available. Those machines can deliver an electric shock to help re-start the heart of an athlete...
Mental health advocates say the number of cheap and usually illegal group homes for the poor and mentally ill is rising in Texas. Jeff Garrison-Tate is a policy services manager at Advocacy Incorporated, which advocates for Texans with disabilities. He tells the El Paso Times...
Capital Area Crime Stoppers and the Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District proclaim the week of October 16th through October 20th, 2006 as “Campus Crime Stoppers Week.” Recent events have focused national attention on school safety and both the School...