Austin Local News

A persistent drought leads officials at the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to implement a level two-stage alarm, which includes a 20-percent water restriction order for those who get their water from the Edwards Aquifer. That includes "municipalities like...
Officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority say they are waiting on a bacteria test to come back after some in western Travis and northern Hays Counties lost water over the past few days and are now under a boil water notice. Robert Cullick with the L-C-R-A says residents...
Two men are accused of trying to meet children for sex after meeting them online. Investigators with the Texas Attorney General's cyber crimes unit say 50-year-old Gary Wayne Bonorden showed up with wine coolers to an alleged sexual rendezvous with a 14-year old girl in Bastrop...
Live lobsters will no longer be offered at grocery stores operated by Whole Foods Market. The Austin-based natural-foods grocery chain today announced the sale of live lobsters and soft-shell crabs -- is inhumane. The stores will continue to stock frozen raw and cooked lobster...
A nationwide sweep leads to the arrest of nearly twenty-two hundred illegal immigrants, including more than a dozen here in Austin. U-S Immigration Customs and Enforcement spokeswoman Nina Pruneda says this is just the beginning. "We are going to going and doing more of these...
State and federal Guard officials today insisted the mission of ``Operation Jump Start'' is to support the Border Patrol -- not militarize the region. The update came today in Austin at Camp Mabry as training continues to send more National Guard troops to the U-S/Mexico border...
They said she was too drunk to drive. A woman is locked up after running over one of her drinking buddies. According to police reports, 20-year-old Janice Dale LaPoint was drinking with a small group in Pace Bend Park. Then she gave some of them a ride back to town, weaving...
The Travis County Fire Marshal says they want some help solving the only arson church fire he can remember for at least 30-years. Fire Marshal Simon Broussard says he doesn't know whether the date 6-6-oh-6 had anything to do with the fire at Saint John's Presbyterian church, but...
An Austin civil rights group has filed a lawsuit claiming Travis County's electronic voting system violates state law because it doesn't produce paper ballots. The lawsuit names Secretary of State Roger Williams and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. It seeks to block the...