Austin Local News

The Texas Education Agency says it'll give public school students fewer tests of future tests this year. The so-called ``field tests'' are trial runs of future tests administered to students. They're used to check the fairness of questions planned for future exams and their...
Texas A&M University's interim president says the school is working to fix safety and security problems at its bioweapons research laboratories. Eddie Davis adds that officials hope federal regulators will lift the ban on work there by the end of the year. The U.S. Centers...
West Nile virus is carried by mosquitoes, and Shannon Jones with the Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services department says deaths from the disease are rare. Jones says it's the first death from the disease in 2007. He says the best way to protect yourself is to use...
Dozens of Chihuahua and Chihuahua-mix dogs seized in a “Puppy Mill” raid have been moved for treatment and observation. Over forty dogs were taken from a home on Meadow Lane in Round Rock last Friday following a two month investigation into a commercial breeder there. Twenty one...
The attorney representing Laura Hall says he has grounds for an appeal of her conviction and five-year prison sentence. Joe James Sawyer says that while that appeal is pending, Hall could be released on bond. “She is a very determined, a very bright, a very capable young woman...
Key state officials gather today to work on stemming the tide in home foreclosures and mortgage scams. The state attorney general is part of the Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force. Greg Abbott says the group's goal is obvious. He says officials including the Consumer...
Relatives of Jennifer Cave say they’re relieved the trial of Laura Hall is over, and they believe the jury made the right decision by sending Hall to prison. “She can not be rehabilitated. She is a threat to society,” said Sharon Cave, mother of Jennifer. “I think she is a...
The Williamson County Courthouse will not be ready for move-in until the end of next month. This weekend was to mark the opening celebration for the courthouse – but there have been continued delays in the eight million dollar restoration project –preventing Williamson County...
Late Friday afternoon, August 24, 2007, Lakeway Police Officers responded to a report of a Sexual Assault at the Lakeway Swim Center, located at 3103 Lakeway Boulevard. The investigation so far has included evidence collection, medical examinations, forensic interviews, field...