Austin Local News

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...
The U-S Postal Service is looking for a company to re-develop the post office in downtown Austin. The decision by postal service officials to re-develop the site is winning praise from Austin city officials --especially Mayor Will Wynn, who says that two-story post office...
The house manager at Esther's Follies says he's happy the investigation into the murder of a beloved juggler did not become a cold case. Michael Corley says he's been contacting people with the news of an arrest. "I spoke with Ryder's mother, Beverly, earlier and she was just in...
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...
Austin School Health officials hustle to make sure students have their vaccinations before school starts in two weeks. AISD sent home notices to the parents of over 4700, saying they had to get their kids vaccinated by August 15th or be excluded from classes by state law. In the...