Austin Local News

The Central Texas Poison Control Center says at least ten of the people treated for accidently drinking "Fabuloso" were from Austin and Travis County, and they weren't all kids. Doug Borys at the Poison Control Center says the bottle has a child-proof cap and warnings in English...
It is not your imagination, the sample ballots have been slow in getting out, but you can now see Williamson County’s online. The mandated change over from paper to electronic machines and ballots on a statewide level has backed up the handful of vendors handling the transition...
The UIL orders all Texas high schools to have an automatic external defibrillator on campus by August 1st of 2007, but Doctor Charles Breithaupt with the UIL says having one of those life-saving devices is just the first step. Breithaupt says they’re encouraging school districts...
Council members are looking for ways to delay the construction of a new water treatment plant and one way to do that is to conserve water. Dan strub with the city’s Conservation program says getting home-owners to install newer, more efficient low-flush toilets is one easy way...
Congressmen in Washington have been working diligently to find possible solutions on how to properly secure the U.S./Mexico border, and now that congress recently approved a Homeland Appropriations bill, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul is releasing a report highlighting some...
Governor Rick Perry today touted state efforts to tighten security along the Texas-Mexico border as a success. He says ``Operation Rio Grande'' has demonstrated that the addition of manpower, vehicles and technological resources along the border can and has cut down on crime...
The U.I.L. votes to require some life-saving devices at Texas high schools. The U.I.L.'s Executive Committee wants all high schools to have automatic external defibrillators available. Those machines can deliver an electric shock to help re-start the heart of an athlete...
Mental health advocates say the number of cheap and usually illegal group homes for the poor and mentally ill is rising in Texas. Jeff Garrison-Tate is a policy services manager at Advocacy Incorporated, which advocates for Texans with disabilities. He tells the El Paso Times...
Capital Area Crime Stoppers and the Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District proclaim the week of October 16th through October 20th, 2006 as “Campus Crime Stoppers Week.” Recent events have focused national attention on school safety and both the School...