Austin Local News

The case could have been over and done with years ago- but word is a Georgetown woman is vowing to appeal again. Brenda Johnson turned down her first two year sentence for assault on a public servant – and has been sentenced again – this time for seven years. District Attorney...
Staffers in prosecutor Ronnie Earle's office went to Washington and spent more than 41-thousand dollars investigating Tom DeLay before he announced he'd leave Congress. The Houston Chronicle reports the expenditures were made in March - six months after the former majority...
Some first-year law students at the University of Texas are drawing criticism over a ``Ghetto Fabulous''-themed costume party. Dean Larry Sager met with about 18 students who attended last month's party. Sager also e-mailed the law school student body, calling the party: ``...
The Austin Police Monitor's office is looking into what may be a disturbing trend within the police department. The acting police monitor met with the Citizen's Review Panel to look into allegations of excessive force within the department in downtown Austin. Susan Hutson says...
A warehouse for Matress, Etc. goes up in flames in northeast Austin, sending up a thick black cloud of smoke that was visible for miles. Firefighters say they received a 9-1-1 call about a mattress on fire, and by the time they arrived the building was fully engulfed. "The fire...
A teacher in east Austin gets a 25-thousand dollar surprise in front of her school. The 25-grand is an award from the Milken Family Foundation to Robin Turner. Turner, a third-grade teacher at Sims Elementary School, gets the check from the foundation, Governor Perry and...
Veteran San Marcos police officer Tracy Frans has been cleared of any wrong-doing in the shooting death of 19-year old Christopher Jonathan Gonzales. Earlier this year Gonzales' mother called police concerned about her sons aggressive -and- eracted behavior. When police arrive...
It seems like every time you hear a story of Texas involving children our statistics are near the bottom, but that is not the case when it comes to school lunches. The Center for Public Policy Priorities Celia Hagert says Texas leads the country by a long way in access to the...
Already this week, Democratic nominee Chris Bell calls on Kinky to drop out of the race and back him for governor, and the Texas N-double-A-C-P refuses to invite Friedman to their convention in Austin. Now African-American Democrats in north Texas are recording radio ads,...