Austin Local News

In Bastrop 45-year old Jack Locke has built a massive skateboarding park and is hosting a back to school party for his son and friends. Locke has been posting signs inviting locals to attended the party. But, some are concerned because Locke was convicted of sexually assaulting...
Charges of aggravated assault are dropped against two homeless men originally accused of savagely beating a man on the Butler pitch and put golf course. Officer Jay Swann says after interviewing them, it was clear they weren't involved. Detectives are now looking for two...
A federal grand jury in Austin hands down seven indictments in connection with a suspected brothel here and one in Oklahoma City. A joint task force busted the house last month, arresting three men. They've now been formally charged on several counts of promoting prostitution...
People who live along the Hays-Comal county line are breathing a sigh of relief now that firefighters have a grass fire 70% contained. "We're fortunate the wind came up and took it the direction it did, because it barely missed us," said Bobbie Pixley. The fire was caused by...
The law says local boundaries can't cross congressional boundaries and the boundaries of district-25 changed with a court ruling this month. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says, for example, it can be confusing to voters that his precinct has 38-percent of the land in the county...
Leander joins the list of Central Texas schools starting this week and many students are looking forward to one thing. While many students may want to hold on to the lazy days of Summer, there is one thing that many kids at Leander High School are looking forward to this school...
A federal grand jury in Austin hands down seven indictments in connection with a suspected brothel here and one in Oklahoma City. A joint task force busted the house last month, arresting three men. Juan Balderas-Orosco, Francisco Castillo-Celaya and David Mendoza-Magana have...
About 550-households getting their water from the Loop 360 Water Supply Corporation are being asked to boil their water today. "We had a mechanical failure of two pumps at our water treatment plant that resulted in low pressure throughout the water system because we could not...
The union for Austin police officers is calling on the city to hire more cops, and it's putting some money behind the message. The Austin Police Association has purchased a thirty second commercial which is set to run for several days. The president of the association will not...