Austin Local News

Travis County Sheriff's officers want to get the word out on two men who used a gun to rob a man of some expensive baseball caps and some cash. Roger Wade with the sheriff's office says Terrence Rodney Owens and Jason Croft Mitchell are charged in the robbery on Maybach Drive in...
Sunday is the last day for federal unemployment benefits for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Public policy organizations are calling on Congress to grant a second 13 week extension of those benefits. School teacher Sharon Bendtsen is back in New Orleans but has no job prospects and...
Round Rock Congressman John Carter is in El Paso this morning, joining a congressional delegation which includes Congressman Michael McCaul. The group is touring the border region with national guard, border patrol and sheriffs from border towns in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico...
A new state emergency plan calls for converting major highways out of Houston to one-way traffic if the city is threatened by a hurricane. Randall Dillard with the Texas Department of Transportation says that includes U-S Highway 290---which could be converted into one-way...
Austin police say a family has been torn apart by the death of a four-month-old boy. 21-year-old Zavian Thomas is accused of causing the injuries which lead to his son’s death. Lieutenant Peter Morin with APD says they don’t believe the boy’s mother was involved, and she’s...
Police in Pflugerville are looking for two men suspected of stabbing a 12 year old boy. The boy told investigators that he and two friends were near the SkyView apartments when the suspects attacked him and one stabbed him in the stomach. The boy is recovering at brackeridge...
Tears for a clown: Family, friends and fellow performers comprise the last standing room only crowd to see Ryder Schwartz, the world-renowned juggler and Esther's Follies performer murdered in his south Austin apartment complex last weekend. Follies co-owner Shannon Sedwick...
The head of the Austin ISD says he's glad lawmakers managed to meet the deadline set by the supreme court to come up with a new school finance measure. Doctor Pat Forgione says the passage of "House Bill One" does not mean the debate over school finance is finished. Forgione...
Area fire departments are pouring in donations of loaner equipment today after a Caldwell County station has 35-to-40-thousand dollars worth of rescue tools stolen. Chisolm Trial Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Mark Padier says they work a lot of wrecks on 183, and now the jaws of...