Austin Local News

Austin police are looking for the man they say sexually assaulted a woman early Monday morning. That woman was sleeping in her car, which was parked along the IH-35 frontage road just south of William Cannon. The woman told police she awoke just before 5:00am on Monday to find...
An audit by the Health and Human Services Commission's inspector general found problems with the state's new social services computer system. The state has spent six years and 425-million dollars developing the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System, or TIERS. It's...
As Austin debates the Trans Texas Corridor, a transportation guru warns Texans not to make the same mistake Indiana made. David Stall with Corridorwatch.com says Texas should look at the toll road issue from all angles. He says Indiana sold its toll road to Cintra, the company...
Members of Austin’s “Animal Advisory Commission” decided not to make a recommendation on the proposed site for a new animal shelter. instead, they’re asking the city council for three months to study the issue and take public input. Lorri Michele with the “Central Texas Animal...
Jeff Henry is a co-owner of Schlitterbahn waterpark. Authorities now say that on Saturday, Guadalupe County sheriff's deputies arrested him after searching his home and finding almost six ounces of marijuana. Henry was released on $5,000 bond for the a third-degree felony charge...
President of the Austin Chapter of Virginia Tech alumni, Brian Booth, says he was shocked to hear about yesterday's deadly shootings after a previous incident in August where a fugitive from the police department was loose near campus. Booth says the President of Virginia Tech...
The resolution is sponsored by Council Member Lee Leffingwell, who says the bags don't break down in landfills, meaning they'll still be in the ground long after we're gone. Leffingwell also claims the bags suck up a lot of very expensive crude oil. San Francisco's Board of...
An investigation has been launched into whether some officers with the Austin Police Department used city-owned computers to view internet pornography in violation of the city’s policies for computer usage. “City equipment is for use to carry out city-related business,” said...
A forensic psychologist in Austin says the mind will defer stress for a time, to allow us to get through some necessary functions after a horrific incident, like the shootings in Virginia yesterday. But Doctor Emily Doyle says some people will not be able to let those emotions...