Austin Local News

Between now and September 15,2007, Williamson County constables are offering an amnesty period to individuals that voluntarily pay their outstanding fines and fees. Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace, Dane Johnson, says the 3,000 people with outstanding warrants can pay online or...
Documents show that Southern Methodist University -- the leading contender for George W. Bush's presidential library -- started using its political, financial and social connections soon after his election to try to land the project. Thousands of pages of testimony -- obtained...
Austin cycling legend Lance Armstrong's already one of the most famous sports figures on the planet. Now, he's set his sights set on becoming a political force. The seven-time winner of the Tour de France inspired millions with his recovery from testicular cancer that had spread...
Parks and Recreation Director Rick Atkins has ordered the City of Round Rock skate park to be closed for one week to address growing problems of misdemeanor criminal activity such as trespassing, disturbances and criminal mischief. The skate park, 1600 Gattis School Road, behind...
Some of the weakest bridges in the state are over East Texas swamps and bustling intersections in Dallas. Detail are in a report released by the Texas Department of Transportation. The report was requested by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst after the deadly Minneapolis bridge...
President Bush has signed a pre-landfall emergency disaster declaration for Texas. The declaration will allow federal equipment and supplies to be moved in now, ahead of approaching Hurricane Dean, a White House spokesman says. Governor Rick Perry asked for the declaration last...
Austin Police think a man they've charged with trying to sublet West Campus condominiums that don't belong to him is in deeper trouble with the law. 23-year-old Francisco David Garza has already been charged with theft. "And additional charges of Burglary of a Habitation are...
The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin has caused at least five deaths in Texas. Thunderstorms from Erin brought 7 inches of rain to parts of San Antonio and Houston, where one person died and another was injured when the waterlogged roof of a storage unit outside a grocery store...
Hurricane Dean is now a Category 3 storm. While it's still too early for forecasters to accurately predict its path, some computer models show a possible landfall in the U.S. by the middle of next week. That has Austin emergency officials preparing for the storm and urging...