Austin Local News

Senator John Cornyn tackles gang activity in public school, during a roundtable with the Austin School District and law enforcement. Cornyn foresees a database to monitor gang members and movements to keep schools and police in the loop. "The good news," Cornyn says, "is there's...
A Nobel Peace Prize winner comes to Austin to talk about human rights. Professor Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for his work defending human rights, after himself surviving the Holocaust. In a news conference this afternoon, Wiesel assails people who insist the murder over 11...
Candidates banking on heavy turnout for next Tuesday's election could be getting an early present, with over eight percent of eligible voters already casting ballots in the state's 15 biggest counties. Scott Heywood at the Secretary of State's office says some counties will very...
The first red-light cameras will go up in Austin in February of next year, now that the Austin City Council has unanimously approved a pilot program to test the impact those cameras could have on traffic fatalities. The Council also approved an ordinance establishing a $75 civil...
Williamson County is prosecuting an Austin man for secretly video taping his female roommate. Christopher Alan Hoover allegedly set up a wireless camera in the bathroom to transmit images of his roommate to the TV in his bedroom. According to court documents, the woman...
When the Austin city council votes today on creating a new civil fine for running a red light, they could also clear the way for a test program for red-light cameras. Debbie Russell with the ACLU says that instead of installing cameras at busy intersections, the city should look...
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (T.D.L.R.) has issued 10 cease and desist orders against 10 unlicensed individuals to prevent them from acting as licensed air conditioning or electrical contractors. All actions are the result of investigations into illegal...
The State's Attorney General sues a local insurance company claiming it owes its policy holders over ten million dollars in refunds. The Service Life & Casualty Company of Austin has allegedly failed to inform its policy holders, who bought credit insurance when financing...
The Austin Area Urban League has been given another opportunity to continue to serve as a beacon of hope and restoration for the citizens from the Gulf Coasts. A.A.U.L. is proud to announce the receipt of one of its largest competitive grants, the Gulf Coast Employment...