Austin Local News

The Austin city council approved the recommendations by the water conservation task force--which includes a twice per week watering schedule. the new schedule is effective October 1st. In an initiative targeting the waste of potable water on outdoor landscapes, Austin has...
Austin Police detectives look for answers, after finding a woman dead in a southeast Austin apartment this morning. Police say someone called them to the Country Club Creek Apartments at Riverside and Wickersham before eight this morning, when they noticed an apartment door open...
It's been several months since the Virginia Tech shootings, but officials at Texas State in San Marcos are wasting no time preparing for such an emergency. Officials at Texas State say, in the event of an emergency, they have a text-messaging system in place. Joanne Smith, Vice-...
Testimony in a sexual assault case against a Round Rock woman continues this morning at the Williamson County Courthouse. The mother of the seventeen-year-old alleged victim says her intuition told her her son was engaged in a sexual relationship with forty-one-year old woman...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo wants to know whether his new department violated any federal laws in how drug forfeiture money was spent over the past five years. The money was A-P-D's share of what was seized from convicted drug dealers, and it's supposed to be used to fight...
Texas has more than 23--hundred felony laws on the books, and one group thinks that number is ridiculous. The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a libertarian group, suspects many of these laws are on the books not to punish wrongdoing, but to raise money. Take the one thousand...
Investigator David Boatwright with the Attorney General says they got a tip about Michael Dwayne Green from the national center for missing and exploited children that Green was involved in trafficking child pornography over the Internet. Boatwright says Green had more than 3,...
Ten days after an elderly woman is raped, her family offers a five-thousand dollar reward for information that brings that attacker to justice. The woman was attacked in her home on Kevin Kelly Place, near Parmer and McNeil, on July 28th. She was able to fight off her young...