Austin Local News

Investigators aren't certain whether two burglaries over the weekend are related to that string of crimes stretching back to March, for which Gabriel Vega and Jose Paez were jailed two weeks ago. San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams wants business owners to check their...
Elementary schools in the Georgetown school district have been busy today, with parents and their young kids coming to sign up for "Pre-K" or "Pre-Kindergarten" programs. They're meant for disadvantaged kids to help expose them to a wide variety of skills they'll need to do well...
A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a three-year-old girl police say is missing after her mother was fatally stabbed. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Danielle Jimenez is about two feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 40 pounds. A D-P-S statement...
Five monks already face state charges of child sexual abuse and organized crime. Four monks plead "not guilty" to those charges, but District Attorney Sam Oatman says the five could also federal mail fraud charges. Postal inspectors are looking at charges the "Weeping Icon" was...
The education minister at a large northwest Austin church reportedly confesses to police that he molested a young boy. The story the 15-year-old victim told of last week's attack started with three men kidnapping him at knife point, then shifted to sex he had initiated with...
A boil water notice is being dropped for the city of Leander Tuesday. Eco Resources says tests show there is no bacteria in the water after a water main break last weekend.
A woman is dead after what Round Rock Police call a bizarre accident in her driveway. Police say it appears Juneva Diane Marshall, 47, was in her routine early Tuesday morning at her home on Zephyr. "From all the evidence at the scene, the vehicle was already in reverse, the...
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...
As Austin marks the 40th anniversary of the U-T tower shootings, a friend of one of the police officers who helped stop Charles Whitman’s shooting spree says not all of the heroes of that day are being recognized. John Moore says he’s happy the Austin City Council last week...