Austin Local News

A Texas grocery chain is the center of a law suit stemming from a man who says he was fired because of his religious beliefs. Phillip way says he was denied employment benefits as well as promotions at Randall's food market because he refused to work on the Sabbath due to his...
Seton Healthcare officials break ground today on what will be the largest faith-based hospital in Williamson County. The ceremony is being called a ground blessing, because Seton Williamson CEO, Mark Hazelwood, says faith will be very important to the new hospital. He also says...
The issue that has caused a firestorm of controversy for Travis County Commissioners will be back on the agenda next week. Commissioner Margaret Gomez tells KLBJ they may take another vote on bariatric surgery for employees at their meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners had...
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she has removed language from her Wright Amendment bill that opponents saw as unwarranted antitrust protections. Hutchison said the change gives her a majority in moving forward with the legislation, which would lift restrictions on long-haul...
Preliminary figures today show more blacks are studying at the University of Texas at Austin this semester than ever before. The enrollment breaks a record set the year a federal appeals court banned the use of race in admissions. A record number of Hispanic students also are...
Police investigate an attempted kidnapping of an 8 year old-boy walking to Graham elementary school yesterday morning. The student's aunt, Maxine Manor says her nephew was taught what to do, run. He told police the women chased him through a field. The only information on the...
Austin school officials start the process tonight to bring a new elementary school to southeast Austin. The district breaks ground on John Blazier Elementary School on Nuckols Crossing Road tonight. "Mr. Blazier is an attorney here in Austin, who has been very active in the...
Health officials confirm the year's first case of the deadly West Nile virus in Travis County. "We have had one confirmed human case," says Carole Barasch with Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services. "That person, I believe, is out of the hospital and recovering at home...
Austin police arrest a man in connection with a murder that occurred in East Austin over two decades ago. The rape and murder of 35 year old Esther Broberg who was found raped and stabbed at Givens Park in 1983 has gone unsolved until this week. APD Sergeant John Neff says three...