Austin Local News

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott applauded a significant prison sentence handed down today against a former in-house security manager for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), headquartered in Taylor. Carlos Luquis, 38, was sentenced to 12 years on each felony...
The woman who died just yesterday morning on FM 969 has been identified as the famed 60's model and wife of local musician Ian McLagan. Captain Art Cardenas says Kim McLagan crashed her PT Cruiser on FM 969 at Taylor lane in eastern Travis county after she hit an 18 wheeler...
Austin police recover thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics from the home of a burglary suspect. Anthony James Perez, 42, is suspected of 65 home burglaries in Travis, Hays, and Fayette Counties. Police say Perez would pose as a repairman, then knock on the door...
The results of a court-ordered drug test on the mom of the Cedar Park toddler who ingested all those LSD-laced candies are still unknown. The attorney for Ashli Freas told a Williamson County judge at a hearing today that to release those results puts his client at some legal...
A surge in retail sales in Austin is helping Capital Metro’s bottom line. A large portion of the agency’s budget comes from sales tax revenues, and Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Hernandez says those revenues are up this year about 12% over what they had expected. The agency is...
Federal agents say they've broken up brothels in the Austin area and Oklahoma City that catered mostly to undocumented workers. Court documents show the brothels were part of a multistate prostitution ring and employed immigrant women as prostitutes. The documents show women...
With the first day of school less than two weeks away, new teachers to the Austin school district get a little motivational speech today from the head of schools. New teachers to the AISD are attending a week long training seminar at Bowie High School, and today was kicked off...
The U-S Senate is endorsing funding a plan for fences along the border with Mexico in an effort to control illegal immigration. The amendment to the Defense Department appropriations bill would provide 1.8 billion dollars for various fencing. The plan would include 370 miles of...
Congressman John Carter blasts back at criticism from Democrats, specifically a statement from the Democratic National Committee, on his ideas for immigration reform. After his fifth and latest fact-finding trip to the U.S.-Mexico border region, the DNC slammed Carter and House...