Austin Local News

Leander city officials have approached Williamson County Commissioners with a proposed taxation plan, for the massive growth and development they're expecting to hit Leander over the next twenty-five years. With a lot of talk already about which developers are coming to town, "...
Cedar Park Police are surveying some surveillance video from last night trying to find out who broke into Cedar Park High School and Giddens Elementary School overnight and four other schools this week. "People have broken windows or otherwise gotten access to the campuses,"...
It's another trip this morning to a Williamson County courtroom for Ashli Freas, the young Cedar Park mom who lost custody of her three-year old boy after being charged with child endangerment when the child ate those LSD-laced "Sweet-Tart" candies. Today she has a hearing in...
More school districts statewide are rated Academically Unacceptable this year compared to last year. Suzanne Marchman with the Texas Education Agency says it was harder for districts to make the next designation up, which is Academically Acceptable. "Several of the subject areas...
Some East Austin residents are concerned, trying to limit what the new owners of a convenience store can sell. Lori Renteria with the "East Cesar Chavez" neighborhood says they want to prevent the new owners from selling single beers and bottles of wine. "What we've heard from...
From the City of Round Rock: Directions to the new Premium Outlets City of Round Rock, Texas Department of Transportation and Chelsea Property Group officials are recommending shoppers heading north on I-35 use the new Westinghouse Road exit ramp to access Round Rock Premium...
New rankings from the Texas Education Agency show the Austin ISD had six schools rated as "exemplary" this year, but another six that were rated as "academically unacceptable". Two of those schools, Johnston High School and Webb Middle School, could face sanctions if state...
A large Austin church community is stunned: their education minister is arrested and charged with child sexual assault... Police say 51-year-old Jerry Carver admitted to them he picked up the 15-year-old boy and had sex with him. He has resigned his position at Great Hills...
Federal agents say they've broken up brothels in the Austin area and Oklahoma City that catered mostly to undocumented workers. Court documents show the brothels were part of a multistate prostitution ring and employed immigrant women as prostitutes. The documents show women...