Austin Local News

A former Denton County constable who pleaded guilty in Colorado to soliciting sex with children over the Internet has been brought to Texas. Larry Dale Floyd was denied bail and is being held in the Denton County Jail on three counts of child pornography. The charges in Texas...
A Los Angeles radio talk show host who's paying Cindy Sheehan $87,000 for her five acre war protest site in Crawford says not much about the property will change. Bree Walker says she wants to plant some native prairie grasses, and put up a peace memorial that includes the names...
Officials at Austin City Hall say the city is looking at several different options to clean up the area around Chester’s Lounge, which has been the subject of hundreds of complaints from neighborhood residents since it opened several months ago. While neighbors have urged the...
Robert Joseph, a safety for the Longhorn football team, is charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle. Joseph, a sophomore reserve, was booked in early this morning into Travis County lockup. The arrest affidavit states that Joseph, a sophomore reserve, was arrested at the...
The city of Bastrop is kicking of a week-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of its founding. Mayor Tom Scott tells KLBJ, "we invite people to come and get off Highway 71, and come see the Old Town. It's really a unique slice of life of Texas." The festivities begin at...
Bastrop County officials are trying to determine whether it was Africanized "killer" bees that attacked an elderly man and his wife, who were stung more than 200 times each. Bill Burkland says he ran over a hive by accident while mowing his lawn, and that is when he was attacked...
Due to construction on I-35 at Hester's Crossing, expect extremely heavy traffic delays on I-35 in Round Rock this weekend. TX-Dot crews will route all southbound traffic onto the service road before Hester's Crossing, and at least one lane of northbound I-35 will be closed. The...
Enrollment in the state's low-cost insurance program for children fell by 5,000 in June. State officials Friday report that's the fourth straight month of declines. About 300,800 children are registered this month for the Children's Health Insurance Program. CHIP covers...
Fire officials are still unsure as to what or who sparked a house fire in the 11-hundred block of Webberville road just after midnight this morning. Battalion Chief Palmer Buck with the Austin Fire Department says fire crews were able to rescue the homeless people staying in the...