Austin Local News

A lawsuit against Williamson County could have state-wide consequences. Watchdog Group Americans for Prosperity is suing the county for paying dues to an organization it claims is lobbying. If the judge decides the group is lobbying, all counties state-wide could be in violation...
Those calls were traced to a seven year old boy playing with a cell phone in an elementary school classroom. Officer Eric Poteet says while this case was an extreme one, 911 hang-ups are a common problem. If you dial nine to get out of your office system and then dial one to...
The Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-car collision on FM 1327 in Travis County. The wreck happened just outside of the TDS Landfill. One person was killed at the scene, and another taken by StarFlight helicopter to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin with serious...
This new system, funded by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Austin or BOMA, includes a two-way radio system which allows real-time communication and the ability to connect building managers with first responders. Chris Toliver, with BOMA says, this emergency...
Hundreds of volunteers with Mobile Loaves and Fishes are serving Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless in downtown Austin this evening. They’re providing a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including turkey and pumpkin pie. “The food is the conduit for human-to-human contact,” said...
We have more information about the Live Oak elementary school special-ed assistant charged with having an improper relationship with a student. Police say in June 47-year old Kumi-Ann Houston had an improper relationship with an 11-year old boy who was in one of her classes, and...
The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Thanksgiving holiday travelers to buckle their seat belts -- and don't drink and drive. D.P.S. is again taking part in the national holiday safety program called Operation C.A.R.E. -- for Combined Accident Reduction Effort. The...
Friday's match-up between the Longhorns and Aggies is a big game for both teams, but Texas head coach Mack Brown says it's also a special game for seniors. Brown says the game marks the last time the seniors will play at D-K-R Memorial Stadium. He says Texas hasn't lost a senior...
Bar and restaurant owners have traditionally opposed government efforts to prevent their customers from smoking. But Glen Garey with the Texas Restaurant Association says his group has not yet taken a position on the proposed state-wide smoking ban. Garey also says restaurant...