Austin Local News

Seven proposed T.X.U. coal-fired power plants draw protests outside, as a state hearing considers building permits inside a downtown Austin building. Rusty Middleton with the Sierra Club says the power giant isn't looking at all the options. "Certainly we need the production...
A woman was reportedly going door to door in Martindale selling magazine subscriptions pretending to be a member of the Texas State Soccer Team who was raising money for a trip to brazil. University Police Capitain Paul Chapa says if you're approached by this woman or any other...
Houston-area law enforcement officers are on the lookout for a murder suspect who reportedly jumped bail, and he could be in the Austin area. 18-year-old James Hao Hu Taylor was arrested by Sugarland police in connection to the murder of a woman last May. Taylor was released on...
Starting on January 8th of 2007, AISD's open arms program will begin offering infant and toddler child care for children of the district employees as well as for children in the community. Lenda Seaward, with open arms, says parents will pay between 500 and 600 dollars per month...
Army specialist, Yari Mokri, will be remembered at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Cook-Walden funeral home in Pflugerville. Mokri, graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1998 and earned his bachelor's degree from Texas State University in San Marcos just last year. Mokri...
Georgetown Builder Jimmy Jacobs is striving to complete a project that would usually take him six months to build. Jacobs is the contractor on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition house in North West Austin. The twenty-four hour construction job does not seem to be bothering any of...
Ramon Hernandez says he’s still dealing with the effects of his encounter with Austin Police more than one year ago. Hernandez was beaten by three police officers after he fled from a minor traffic accident. Those three officers were eventually charged with official oppression...
With the upcoming legislative session set to begin next month, one local lawmaker is busy filing bills. Dorothy Brown, Chief of Staff for state Representative Elliot Naishtat, says they've filed 13 bills. She says at the top of the list is a bill that will give the disabled and...
A spokesman for computer maker Dell says a senior vice president John Medica will retire by the end of the first quarter of 2007. Medica, who is also a member of the executive committee, decided it was time to retire after a 14-year career with the company. It's one of several...