Austin Local News

Police are searching for a woman and her three children they say were abducted by her estranged husband in broad daylight. Police say 24-year-old Virgina Gonzales Stafford was in Austin on Friday when her husband Jerry Stafford met her at a McDonalds and kidnapped her and their...
A 17-year-old Austin youth has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting of a 30-year-old man Friday night in Northeast Austn. Police say Isaias Sanchez-Jaimes is in custody under a $100,000 bond in connection with the case. Investigators were called to the...
The non-profit group 'Southwest Key' wants to start a new charter school to help prepare middle-school students in East Austin for college, but the State Board of Education did not approve their application. Board members say they're concerned about the controversy Southwest Key...
The Austin/Round Rock areas unemployment stands at 3.5%, much lower than the state's rate of 4.1%. Texas Workforce Commission Spokesperson Cythina Hunter says the service providing sector showed strong gains in the Austin area. She says Professional Business Services saw gains...
The man accused of shooting wildly into his rural backyard and killing a man is indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury… 38-year-old Ben Chambless is formally charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide in the June shooting death of Brian Berg near Lago Vista in the early morning...
Laura Hall's attorney files a motion for a new trial for the woman convicted less than a month ago for her role in the murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Cave in 2005… Joe James Sawyer says the only witness at Hall's penalty phase hearing on September fourth has recanted his...
A juvenile justice expert, and instructor at the University of Texas, says lawsuits against the Texas Youth Commission are in the early stages. Michele Deitch with the LBJ School of Public Affairs says one family has agreed to settle its claim with TYC. But she says those who...
Utility crews will begin working on sewer lines underneath South Lamar this weekend as part of the Austin Clean Water Program. The construction will mean that traffic on S. Lamar will be down to one lane in each direction between Barton Springs Road and Juliet Street. "We hope...
The Fellowship at Forest Creek has filed a lawsuit against Donald “Roddy” Clyde. Clyde was arrested last month for embezzling at least five hundred thousand dollars from the church’s bank accounts. Court documents show church leaders believe the total about of damage and loss...