Austin Local News

Investigators say that 27 year old Jeremy Wigley has several past incidents of reckless driving and that he appeared drunk when they arrested him after he hit cyclist Arjun Khanna, 43, on northbound Capitol of Texas Highway Saturday afternoon. They also found drugs inside Wigley...
A recent study shows head football coaches in Texas high schools make an average of over thirty thousand dollars more than teachers, but that's not the case in Austin and it may be a good thing according to the head of the local teacher's union. Some Texas football coaches make...
At least one defendant in the discredited 1999 Tulia drug busts has received money from the state for wrongful imprisonment, A West Texas attorney representing 18 others expects more to receive money. Forty-six people, 39 of them black, were arrested on drug charges in Tulia in...
Austin Police were called to the four-hundred block of Denson Drive after two-30 this morning. Investigators say someone living in a house there heard funny noises outside, called a relative who came over. That person apparently confronted someone on the property, then fired...
Attorney General Greg Abbott says federal and state spending cuts could slash 240-million dollars from the Texas child support program over the next two years. Abbott says such action would force as many as 1,800 job cuts and cause a "dramatic'' drop in child support collections...
The extended heat is causing numerous water mains around town to break, and with no sign of relief in the days to come it may be a continuing problem. The most recent break came this morning at North Lamar and Justin, but there were over a dozen breaks over the weekend causing...
Archeologists say a prehistoric skeleton and campsite discovered on the muddy shore of Lake Travis could be between 700 and two-thousand years old. A crew yesterday excavated the nearly intact skeleton so that it can be donated to the University of Texas for further study. Andy...
Austin School Trustees have approved an $829.8 million budget for the 2006-2007 school year — one that District officials say will strengthen teaching and learning and improve employee compensaton. Trustees also ratified a landmark two-year consultation agreement with Education...
Travis county investigators think money and drugs were the motive behind the shooting death of Austin Woods early Saturday morning. John Machuca, Dominic Gage and Joshua Bright are accused of cornering Wood at his home on the 2100 block of Secrerariat Ridge Lane, robbing him and...