Austin Local News

Austin ISD board members get their first look at a 2007 budget tonight. Andy Welch with the district says it includes money to cover the increases in teacher's health insurance. Teachers would also get a seven and a half percent salary increase. The total increase for teachers...
The ruling says death row inmates can file last minute appeals on whether the cocktail of drugs in a lethal injection is cruel even if regular appeals are exhausted. Vicky McCuistion with Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death penalty says it's curious the court ruled those...
An alleged drunken driver in Houston has been arrested in connection with the car crash that killed her four-year-old daughter. Police say Sara Chavis Williams faces felony charges of intoxication manslaughter and reckless injury to a child. The 43-year-old was allegedly...
Austin will play host to a record number of meetings and conventions this month and next. Over 122 thousand people are expected to attend 30 meetings of education officials, music industry suppliers, coaches and government and law professionals during june and July. Beth Krauss...
The arrest of a high school teacher for allegedly having sex with an 18 year old student has raised questions about the age constraints of the state's law criminalizing student/teacher sexual relationships. 25 year old Amy McElhenney was arrested May 25th and charged with having...
Members of the church set ablaze on purpose last Tuesday or Wednesday gather for services outside the building in Manchaca Sunday. "We just thought it would be good for everyone to be at our church," Saint John's Presbyterian Church elder Amy Fisher said. A fire that was...
A community wide effort is underway to address teen dating violence. Carolyn Mosely's daughter, Otralla, was stabbed to death at Reagan High School by her ex-boyfriend. She says sometimes parents miss the signs of dating violence. The campaign, called "choose respect" is...
Police say they're looking for suspects who beheaded eleven ducks at a Euless apartment complex. The ducks were found decapitated at the Soto Grande apartment complex and golf course. Euless police investigator T.D. Burnett says someone used a sharp object to kill the birds...
28 year old Lance Ian Rendon is the second person to be charged in the stabbing of a 12 year old Pflugerville boy last week. Rendon is charged with failure to report a felony. He turned himself into police Friday. A 19-year-old man Christopher Juarez was arrested Thursday and...