Austin Local News

Health professionals learn more about programs that will try to reduce the increasing number of overweight children in Texas. It's called the "Coordinated School Health Program," and several Travis County school districts adopted it just this year. Doctor Deanna Hoelscher at the...
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services wants to remind you how to prevent child abuse. The agency's Darryl Azar says small children can try a parents patience. "Sometimes they can really get on your nerves. And the thing you have to do is take a deep breath, and...
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reports spotting more than 700 illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona-Mexico border in the past two weeks. The Minutemen have been patrolling the border since the beginning of the month. The Minutemen launched their third annual April border...
Recyclers, local government leaders and environmentalists call on state lawmakers to support recycling legislation. This bill requires T.V. and computer producers to take back their products for free recycling when the electronics are obsolete. Robin Schneider with the Texas...
A man was killed last night when he was hit by a car while trying to cross the frontage road in the 5400 block of I-35 North. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the driver who hit the man with his Buick did stop to help. The accident is still under investigation...
After reviewing its century-old stance in support of the death penalty, the Dallas Morning News is calling Sunday for the punishment to be banned in Texas. Mentioning a case in Texas where an inmate sentenced to death was later cleared of the charges, the newspaper published an...
About 12 percent of Texas correctional officer positions are vacant, which lawmakers say increases the chance of breakouts or prison riots. The state's prison units have more than three-thousand unfilled correctional officer jobs, leading one lawmaker to question whether the...
A 51 year old man running in this morning's Bun Run with his family is saved after having a heart attack while running the race. Warren Hassinger with the Austin-Travis County EMS says they got a call that a runner was down and a specialy outfitted EMS ATV drove to help the man...
The Austin Fire Department says they are trying to figure out why a fire broke out at 5106 Spruce Cove in South Austin early this morning. "Upon arrival found an abandoned duplex at that address with a lot of fire on both sides of the duplex". The Austin Fire Department's Mike...