Austin Local News

The Austin City Council has set aside money in next year’s city budget to offer incentive pay to employees that speak Asian languages. Council Member Jennifer Kim says those employees that are called upon to serve as translators when dealing with the public should receive extra...
San Marcos Police are investigating an auto-train collision on Wonder World Drive. It happened this morning at 4:31 am under the railroad overpass. 41-year old Kimberley Lynn Smith was pronouced dead about two hours after the collision. Judge Prado has ordered an autopsy in the...
As the Justice Department's civil rights probe of the Austin Police Department continues, the head of Austin's NAACP thinks another arm of the law needs to be reviewed. The NAACP's Nelson Linder says the prosecution record of the Travis County District Attorney's office is...
An escaped prison inmate suspected of running over a prison guard during a daylight escape from a work detail in Huntsville has been recaptured. Texas prison officials say Jerry Martin, convicted of attempted capital murder, was recaptured after lawmen on horseback using...
Police catch the man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter in south Austin. Austin police put out a state-wide alert for 23-year-old Carlos Jose Aguilera after they say he abducted 23-month-old Frieda Aguilera from her mother in the parking lot of the H...
Around 3 o'clock this morning Austin police got a 9-11 call about man hit by someone driving through the parking lot of the Hollywood video at Willam Cannon and Bluff Springs. Laura Albrect with APD tells KLBJ that the driver of that vehicle hit a man walking through the parking...
Austin Museum Day Participants: Arthouse at the Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue 1-5 pm Come check out our newest exhibition, 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize. The work of 5 Texas contemporary artists will be on view: Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Justin Boyd, Margarita Cabrera, Bill...
Detectives are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was pulled from a vehicle that had rolled into the Guadalupe River near Spring Branch, Texas. It's unclear why Cole Ryan Ewald was left unattended yesterday morning or how the vehicle he was in rolled and became...
Round Rock Mom's hold a Nurse-In at the Round Rock outlet mall on Sunday to protest another Mom being asked to leave last week. Jennicka Cook says she asked a store if she could nurse her four month old son in a dressing room, but they refused. Cook was told she could nurse in...