Austin Local News

Eric Poteet with the Round Rock Police Department says the 'scare' that locked down Great Oak, Brushy Creek and Fern Brush Elementary schools and Cedar Valley Middle School started because of some reckless driving on the Round Rock High School campus. He says the 17 year old...
Austin police are looking for the man they say sexually assaulted a woman early Monday morning. That woman was sleeping in her car, which was parked along the IH-35 frontage road just south of William Cannon. The woman told police she awoke just before 5:00am on Monday to find...
An audit by the Health and Human Services Commission's inspector general found problems with the state's new social services computer system. The state has spent six years and 425-million dollars developing the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System, or TIERS. It's...
As Austin debates the Trans Texas Corridor, a transportation guru warns Texans not to make the same mistake Indiana made. David Stall with Corridorwatch.com says Texas should look at the toll road issue from all angles. He says Indiana sold its toll road to Cintra, the company...
Officials at St. Edwards University evacuated their campus Tuesday after finding a threatening note in a bathroom on campus. The University's Michelle Amador says all classes have been cancelled for the day, including evening classes. Classes will resume tomorrow morning. Amador...
Jeff Henry is a co-owner of Schlitterbahn waterpark. Authorities now say that on Saturday, Guadalupe County sheriff's deputies arrested him after searching his home and finding almost six ounces of marijuana. Henry was released on $5,000 bond for the a third-degree felony charge...
President of the Austin Chapter of Virginia Tech alumni, Brian Booth, says he was shocked to hear about yesterday's deadly shootings after a previous incident in August where a fugitive from the police department was loose near campus. Booth says the President of Virginia Tech...
The resolution is sponsored by Council Member Lee Leffingwell, who says the bags don't break down in landfills, meaning they'll still be in the ground long after we're gone. Leffingwell also claims the bags suck up a lot of very expensive crude oil. San Francisco's Board of...
An investigation has been launched into whether some officers with the Austin Police Department used city-owned computers to view internet pornography in violation of the city’s policies for computer usage. “City equipment is for use to carry out city-related business,” said...