Austin Local News

She apparently wanted a ride home, but she wound up being driven to the big house. Police records indicate 23-year-old Mary Ellen Clark asked a Travis County Sheriff's deputy for a ride home. She was reportedly intoxicated and angry, so the deputy placed her in handcuffs so she...
Hundreds of 2005 hurricane evacuees could be evicted because the Federal Emergency Management Agency will stop helping them pay rent. Nearly 13-thousand households nationwide found out in April that they're losing rent subsidies. Most were cut off May 31st. Evacuees in Texas...
Austin Police are identifying a murder victim found last weekend as 28-year old Timothy Shroyer. His body was discovered in a grassy area off McCall Lane on Saturday. Police are waiting on an autopsy to determine how he died, but officials do say there was trauma to his body...
A new report studying the well-being of children nationwide says the Lone Star State has some room for improvement. The annual report known as the "Kids Count Data Book" shows Texas has improved when it comes to teenagers. It found a lower birth rate, drop out rate and death...
All kinds of fireworks will be legal for use in the unincorporated parts of Travis County as Independence Day approaches. "That notification will go out to all the fireworks companies on the sale and use of those aerial fire works," Travis County Emergency Manager Pete Baldwin...
Some former students of the Austin High School teacher fired because of her partially nude photos say they want her back in the classroom The school district is moving to fire Tamara Hoover after officials found out about a web site with partially nude photos. Former student...
Intel officials sell the company's communications processor division, which will affect some workers in Austin. Robert Manetta with Intel in San Jose, California says Marvell Technology bought the division for 600-million dollars. "Basically we're selling the business that makes...
Georgetown city council members may vote Tuesday night to enact a complete ban on smoking in all public places. Georgetown is already a virtually smoke-free city, with just a few exemptions allowing smoking in certain areas of taverns, restaurants, shopping centers and theatres...
A former cellmate of Andrea Yates testified the defendant said her six-month-old daughter was the easiest of her five children to drown. Felicia Doe also told a jury in Houston that Yates said she got mad when her seven-year-old son fought with her. Testimony resumes tomorrow in...