Austin Local News

A new state law not only protects students when they express religious viewpoints to friends in school, it also mandates schools create opportunities for students to express themselves publicly. Texas Association of School Board's Director of Legal Services Joy Baskin says that...
Austin's police department continues to change under Police Chief Art Acevedo, as he announces a massive reorganization of APD operations. The changes take effect in just over a month, and represent the first restructuring at APD in several years, but Chief Acevedo says it doesn...
One of Central Texas' smallest songbirds is on the comeback trail, and the Feds could be taking it off the Endangered Species List soon. You might not know the black-capped vireo, but you probably hear its song early on spring and summer mornings. The migratory bird was listed...
The Department of Public Safety says it has tracked state troopers' encounters with illegal immigrants for two years as part of a program to gauge the state's immigration situation. Critics of the program say the agency may have gathered the information illegally by asking...
2 weeks until school starts in A-I-S-D and the district wants to make sure that parents have everything they will need for august 23rd. Beverly Reeves with the district says if you are new to the district you need to make sure AISD has a copy of the student's birth certificate,...
Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration. On board with Bush since the...
Travis County Sheriff's have recovered the body of an unidentified 28 year old man who went missing yesterday off of Windy Point. The victim was wading just off of the shore near Windy Point when he went under water and never re-surfaced. Two others were on the scene but were...
Texas legislators have used credit cards to charge more than $1 million in political expenses since 2005. But a new analysis shows they've failed to disclose which vendors they bought from. A Houston Chronicle review of ethics commission records between January 2005, and June...
A Texas Youth Commission proposal calls for guards to rely on pepper spray to subdue unruly juvenile prisoners. That's angered justice advocates, who call the practice barbaric and regressive. TYC officials say using pepper spray will reduce injuries to staff and inmates and...