Austin Local News

A Houston woman, suspected of murder, is arrested in Round Rock. Authorities say 24-year-old Sandra Gaitan was reportedly involved in the 2002 murder of a 16-year-old male in Houston. They say Gaitan left Houston following what is believed to be a gang related killing. Officials...
One of Austin's African-American leaders wants to change the way city council members are elected. Nelson Linder with the NAACP says electing council members city-wide means some neighborhoods are not represented at city hall. A committee is studying whether to recommend a...
Attorneys for accused mass murderer Paul Devoe make their first court appearance this morning, but their client remains under lock and key at the Travis County Jail. Lawyers Tom Weber and James Erickson huddled with Travis County District Judge Brenda Kennedy for about five...
An agency devoted to re-vitalizing east Austin is running into some criticism. The Austin Revitalization Authority was formed to promote the development of new shops and housing along east 11th and 12th streets. It has an agreement with the City of Austin, which is up for review...
An Austin man faces a Criminally Negligent Homicide charge from a fatal car wreck last February near Spicewood. The court documents filed today allege that Claude Wayne Mann lost control of his S-U-V on a wet Highway 71 east of Electric Avenue on February eighth and slammed into...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is standing by its ruling that dismissed a conspiracy charge against ex-U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Prosecutors sought the rehearing. In June, the Republican-controlled court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of that charge against...
State troopers say a group of boys were walking in the road this morning on Texas 95 near F.M. 1441 around 6:00 this morning when 8-year old boy Zeantray Cooter Owens was hit by a truck. Investigators say it was still dark and the driver swerved to avoid a group of kids as they...
Don't expect any new road projects in Texas after fiscal 2008 -- unless there's a change in state policy. The update came today from Texas Department of Transportation officials in Austin. The 2007 Legislature cut off most private toll road contracts with TxDOT, while declining...
Democrats are noting a 2004 campaign ad used by the president's congressman to warn Republicans against opposing a children's health insurance bill. The district of Waco Congressman Chet Edwards includes President Bush's Crawford ranch. Edwards says the ad helped him win a tough...