Austin Local News

The public gets its first look at the new Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas at the site of the old Robert Mueller Airport. Hospital President Bob Bonar says the four years of planning and building result in a state-of-the-art children's health facility. "It went...
State prison officials say convicted killer Patrick Knight won't have more than a couple of minutes to deliver the joke he's promised before his execution tonight. But Knight promises not ``to be gross or disgusting.'' Says the killer of his Amarillo-area next-door neighbors,...
The City of Cedar Park is introducing a new tool to help alert the community to emergency situations, called the Geo-Cast Web or Reverse 911 system. During an emergency, the program uses an interactive map that identifies the area likely to be affected by the situation. Then an...
Bastrop County Commissioners have voted to hire Rosanna Church Abreo as the county's next Sheriff. She will replace Richard Hernandez, who resigned last month after being indicted on charges of public corruption. Abreo will serve out the remainder of Hernandez's term, which runs...
Two people narrowly escaped injury during Monday afternoon’s heavy rains when the car they were in was swept away at a low-water crossing along Little Walnut Creek. The car was driving through the low-water crossing at the back of the Cross Creek Apartments on Rutland when the...
With four more votes than needed, the Senate has revived the immigration bill. The final tally in the pivotal test-vote was 64-35. The bill would legalize (m) millions of undocumented workers and at the same time beef up borders. An optimistic President Bush said earlier today...
North, Central and East Texas are bracing for more rain -- and perhaps more storms. Governor Rick Perry has ordered search and rescue teams to a high state of readiness as rain continues to menace North and Central Texas. That includes two helicopters and 50 other state vehicles...
Memorial Services set for Round Rock educators killed on Hwy 71 Funeral and memorial services have been set for three Round Rock teachers killed this week in a car wreck on Hwy 71. Visitation for Debra Picha will be held tomorrow evening at Beck Funeral home on Hwy 620...
A landfill on 290 may soon see an expansion. One of the landfills on 290 near Springdale Road is operated by BFI, and the company wants to do a "vertical expansion," which would raise the overall height of the trash landfill by 75 feet. The Travis County Commissioner's court has...