Austin Local News

An Austin-area man is behind bars for not paying child support. The state attorney general's office reports that Edwin Jacobson was arrested in Buda by deputy constables with the office of Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant. Janece Rolfe with the A-G's office says Jacobson was...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a man suspected of indecent exposure in the Wells Branch area. The suspect is described as a Black/Male, 17-25 years of age, short black hair, with a light complexion and a "normal" body frame. He was last seen in a red or...
Perry halts Foster execution, commutes his death sentence to life Governor Rick Perry says he'll spare Kenneth Foster from his scheduled execution tonight and commute his sentence to life. In doing so, Perry accepts a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles,...
Austin police issue an arrest warrant for a man, they say was involved in a fatal shooting outside of a Northeast Austin convenience store following an argument. Detective James Mason says they believe Cordele Anthony Hopes fired the deadly shot from an SUV killing Ricky...
The Austin police department today could place an order for dozens of new squad cars. The department has an arrangement worked out to get a discount on some new patrol cars to replace some of the older vehicles in the fleet and to ensure there are enough vehicles to keep up with...
A family business in Hutto is worried a new Williamson County landfill contract would put him out of business. Jerry Tidwell with Williamson County Recycling Center says the agreement mandates the landfill operator offer hazardous waste removal twice a year. This is something...
The Public is invited to comment on Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) funding requests and amendments to the transportation plan for Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Project requests include potential tolling of new highway lanes on portions of U.S...
Members of the Austin City Council say they want more information about the city’s current regulations against panhandling before they vote to make any changes. Council Member Jennifer Kim, who has been spearheading an effort to keep panhandlers away from schools since a protest...
State officials announced Wednesday plans for a ten million dollar renovation of the governor's mansion in Austin. Frequent toilet overflows, asbestos and lead paint in the historic structure will be among the problems fixed during the overhaul -- to start his fall. Perry and...