Austin Local News

A judge has rejected an appeal by the Department of Family and Protective Services in a dispute over its 2004 closing of a camp for troubled boys. The judge ruled the department wasn't specific enough in its motion for rehearing. The state is considering whether to appeal. The...
A new study suggests that people who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda. The study that appeared in yesterday's edition of the journal Circulation from the Dallas-based American Heart...
An auditor for the state who's accused of seeking a bribe in Fort Bend County -- has been fired. Thirty-six-year-old Alfonso Gutierrez Jimenez was arraigned today in Richmond on a bribery charge. Bond is 250-thousand dollars. Jimenez has asked that an attorney be appointed for...
Cedar Park residents will have to keep waiting for the Threadgills restaurant and concert hall to open. Threadgills owner Eddie Wilson says there is a disagreement going on between he and the developer Peter Barlin over who will run the restaurant. Wilson says it looks like the...
Three weeks after making a public appeal for her Austin-born son's return from Mexico, a British woman and her family maintain a tense vigil. Samantha Lowry says this stopped being a custody battle two days after Daniel Pavon-Cuellar took their son to Mexico City. The two had...
Legal help is available for the victims of recent flooding in some parts of Texas. If you live in a FEMA declared disaster area because of recent flooding the state bar of Texas has a legal help line set up, offering free legal services to people who can’t afford a lawyer. The...
The man wanted by Austin police in connection with a shooting last week in south Austin has surrendered to authorities. Larry Darnell Alexander, 22, turned himself in at the Travis County Jail Monday afternoon. He is facing capital murder charges for the death of 21-year-old...
More than a hundred local business owners have joined a campaign calling for the City of Austin to drop plans to provide sales and property tax rebates for The Domain. The City Council offered those incentives to convince developers to build within the city limits of Austin to...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A minor league baseball coach who was struck in the head by a line drive last night has died. Word of Mike Coolbaugh's (KOOL'-bawz) death comes from police in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Coolbaugh was coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers, a...