Austin Local News

Almost two years later, Gina Medlin still thinks of her husband every single day. Darren Medlin was killed during a traffic stop when a drunk driver ran off the road and hit him. A new law raises the punishment for a drunk driver who injures or kills a police officer in the line...
A man was listed in critical but stable condition after three surgeries aimed at saving him from a flesh-eating bacteria. Steve Gilpatrick of Nacogdoches was infected with the disease during a swim off Crystal Beach in Galveston County on July eighth. The 58-yeawr-old is...
A man tells police he needed cash to pay off his drug dealer. Now he sits in the Travis County lockup, charged with armed robbery According to court documents, a man came up behind the owner of the City General Store Saturday morning and ordered him to empty the cash register...
Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey is calling it 'an error in judgment', that after it was discovered he's been anonymously participating on online financial message boards. The company's board of directors announced they've formed a special committee to conduct an independent...
Comptroller Susan Combs announces that the date for the annual sales tax holiday has changed from the first weekend in August to the third. RJ Desilva with the Texas Comptrollers Office says backpacks will be added to the list of tax-exempt items. During the sales tax holiday,...
The state's top law firms and their attorneys have donated 447-thousand dollars to help state Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht (HEKT) with legal expenses. That's as Hecht defends himself from charges that he abused his office to boost onetime-girlfriend Harriet Miers for a...
An inspector with the Texas Department of State Health Services conducted a surprise inspection of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter yesterday, and found the Georgetown facility to be clean and safe. The un-announced visit was requested by the Williamson County...
The Texas lawmaker who authored a new mandatory random steroid testing law for high school athletes questions the readiness of the program. State Senator Kyle Janek says the program may not be ready in time for the upcoming football season. He says because of concerns about over...
An Austin man is charged with doing the unthinkable to his young niece. According to court documents here in Travis County, investigators from Austin Police and the Hays County Sheriff's Office suspect 27-year-old Marcos Guevara Blanco of sexually abusing his eight-year-old...