Austin Local News

The symbol of the Neopagan religion Wicca can now be placed on veterans headstones. The US Department of Veterans Affairs approved the pentacle, a five pointed star. Tom Davis, Public Information Officer with The Live Oak Local Council, Covenant of the Goddess in Austin says the...
About twenty percent of students use drugs or drink on a semi-regular basis. A number that concerns McNeill Student Assistance Counselor Terry Sheneman, but does not shock him. What is of greater concern he says is the large number of students who do not consider alcohol a drug...
Violent dog attacks could result in their owners spending up to 20 years in jail under legislation tentatively adopted by the House today. The measure was adopted on a voice vote. It is one of several dog-control measures being considered by the Legislature this year. The bill...
A new report show a potential $ 200-billion jump in the state's economic output, if we can just get more kids through college. The Higher Education Coordinating Board commissioned the study to point out the economic impact of the Board's "Closing the Gap" effort to get more...
AISD School Board members vote 7-1 to extend the contract for Superintendent Dr. Pat Forgione by one year until the year 2011. That would make Dr. Forgione one of the longest-serving superintendents of any big-city school district in the country. “The stability that he provides...
Austin Police investigators are looking for a 15-year-old boy who apparently went missing about the same time that a dead man was found next to a West Slaughter Lane apartment complex. They say they want to hear from anyone who may have seen the boy or the man he's believed to...
Former Democratic Presidential hopeful Bill Bradley visits Austin to promote a new book that challenges both political parties to get to work. In his book, "The New American Story," the former New Jersey senator says it's time for both sides of the political divide to come...
A scare last night on the UT campus forces the evacuation of the Red Mc Combs business school. UT-police say around 7 o'clock a cleaning crew came across a 'suspicious-looking' dust in a restroom and after one of the custodians gots sick shortly after the discovered, UTPD...
Women in business salute Texas First Lady Anita Perry, and she salutes their contribution to the state's economic surge. With women controlling the vast majority of purchasing decisions in Texas households, Mrs. Perry says men have a more-than-equal partner in shaping our...