Austin Local News

The U.S. Border Patrol is kicking off a massive program to build hundreds of miles of new fencing along the Mexican border, but initial efforts have some groups incensed because the agency skipped parts of a full environmental review. Border Patrol officials say they're doing...
Austin police have identified the victim of an early monring hit-and-run accident as Ygnacio Torres-Vilchis, 47. Homicide detectives continue to investigate the incident near the intersection of Riverside Drive nad Town Creek Drive. Police say an Hispanic man trying to cross...
State Senator John Corona is a mission to get the attention of the Fed's. He is growing concerned about the gas tax you pay at the pump. "The key to all of this is that the Texas Legislature has to do a better job with the motor vehicles tax. Right now that is a primary means to...
A South Carolina drifter arrested in Oklahoma is set to die Wednesday night for killing a woman nine years ago in Amarillo. Thirty-year-old Tony Roach is the first of five convicted killers scheduled for lethal injection this month as Texas continues to build on its status as...
The school district is reporting the average SAT scores are seventy points higher than the national average, and almost a hundred points higher than the state average. The district is also reporting ore students took the college entrance exams over last year and the average...
More than 250,000 jobs have been added in Texas in the past 12 months. Texas Workforce Commission Chair Diane Rath credits the business climate. "That benefits all of the workers. Because clearly when employers are providing jobs - high skilled, high paying jobs, then all the...
Texas transportation officials are postponing plans to use cameras to catch speeders. Transportation Commission Chairman Ric Williamson sent lawmakers a letter yesterday saying the $2.5 million pilot program was being canceled until at least June 2009. The project would have...
California congressman Duncan Hunter has won Texas' first Republican Party Straw Poll. Hunter got 534 votes. Former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson came in second with 266 votes, and Texas congressman Ron Paul came in third with 217 votes. The low-turnout event in Fort...
Texas Minuteman members have started recording and photographing contractors and day laborers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Minutemen are a group known for patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border and reporting illegal immigrants to authorities. Now they are conducting what they...