Austin Local News

Police are searching for a woman and her three children they say were abducted by her estranged husband in broad daylight. Police say 24-year-old Virgina Gonzales Stafford was in Austin on Friday when her husband Jerry Stafford met her at a McDonalds and kidnapped her and their...
A 17-year-old Austin youth has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting of a 30-year-old man Friday night in Northeast Austn. Police say Isaias Sanchez-Jaimes is in custody under a $100,000 bond in connection with the case. Investigators were called to the...
The non-profit group 'Southwest Key' wants to start a new charter school to help prepare middle-school students in East Austin for college, but the State Board of Education did not approve their application. Board members say they're concerned about the controversy Southwest Key...
The Austin/Round Rock areas unemployment stands at 3.5%, much lower than the state's rate of 4.1%. Texas Workforce Commission Spokesperson Cythina Hunter says the service providing sector showed strong gains in the Austin area. She says Professional Business Services saw gains...
The Fellowship at Forest Creek has filed a lawsuit against Donald “Roddy” Clyde. Clyde was arrested last month for embezzling at least five hundred thousand dollars from the church’s bank accounts. Court documents show church leaders believe the total about of damage and loss...
An activist is going to court over her opposition to the Texas Department of Transportation's promotional campaign for toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor. Terri Hall of the San Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom wants a state court to block the...
Judges on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled that local developer Gary Bradley improperly tried to hide assets in a trust fund during his bankruptcy proceedings. The ruling will allow creditors to have access to some of the $20 million in that trust fund to repay...
Beginning early next year, drivers in six states will begin testing a new way to pay for roads and transit: Commuters will be charged for the miles they drive rather than paying taxes on gasoline purchased. Researchers from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center will...
At the same time a Williamson County Sheriff’s Department criminal investigation of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter continues, the new shelter director is launching a training program for shelter employees. County officials tell News Radio 590 KLBJ officers are...