Austin Local News

Members of the Austin city council want police officers who appeal the chief's decision to fire them to face a brighter public spotlight. Police officers and firefighters both have the right to appeal disciplinary decisions to the civil service commission or a hearing examiner...
Austin Police are looking for one suspect in a robbery at a Franklin Bank near Parmer Lane and Metric Boulevard this afternoon. Detectives describe the suspect a White female, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, 185 pounds, Dark brown hair, 40 to 50 years old. She was last seen wearing white...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is will decide Wednesday whether or not to overturn the ban on the use of coal-tar Sealants for Austin roadways. The Texas-based pavement company GemSeal has asked the commission to overturn ban, stating the study performed by U.S...
Friends and family of beating victim David Morales turn out by the hundreds to remember a big-hearted man and a big University of Texas football fan. Most of the mourners wore burnt orange as their final tribute this morning to the man beaten to death in an east Austin parking...
A group of Texans is trying to increase child safety around vehicles. "Cars and Kids" is a child safety advocacy group intent on persuading congress to pass more laws designed prevent back over accidents. More than 100 children are killed annually across the United States in non...
A total of 24 people had to be taken to a hospital in north Austin after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide at a dental clinic on US-290 East near Cameron Road. EMS officials say they got a 9-1-1 call from the Affordable Dentures office at 6611 US 290 E that several...
A state study finds that 82 public pensions across Texas have unfunded liabilities totaling $23,000,000,000 State Attorney General Greg Abbott released the study's report Monday. Pension liabilities are the amounts that plan owes to retirees. Among the most serious is in the...
Mayor Will Wynn is at the annual U.S. conference of mayor's summer meeting in California this morning where he chairs the climate control committee. Wynn says other mayors are interested in passing ordinances similar to the one Austin passed that requires homeowners to make...
Some conservatives may reject comprehensive immigration reform as amnesty, but a large group of conservatives _ Baptists _ say the Bible mandates they back legalization. The Baptist General Convention of Texas and Southern Baptists Convention have adopted resolutions embracing...