Austin Local News

REPORT REVEALS SOURCE OF FUNDS FOR GOVERNOR'S RACE A new report tracks where the money in the race for Texas governor is coming from. Texans for Public Justice director Craig McDonald says there's no surprise where Rick Perry's money is coming from, mostly from wealthy...
The County Attorney in Williamson County is ready to prosecute mini-marts and other stores improperly displaying sexually-explicit magazines where minors can see them. County Attorney Jana Duty claims to have walked into a convenience store with one of her children recently and...
An area landmark re-opens today almost two years after burning to the ground. Dot Hewitt lost her beloved restaurant, Dot’s Place, in October of 2004 when it burned to the ground. There was an outpouring of public support and Dot wanted to rebuild, but things didn’t quite go as...
The Texas Lottery Commission is celebrating an all-time high in sales for fiscal year 2006. Bobby Heath with the Lottery Commission reports that the nearly $3.8 billion represents the highest total since the state lottery began in 1992. He says the latest amount surpasses the...
In a vote of 5-to-0, Travis County commissioners rescinded a proposal to establish a pilot program to offer weight loss surgery to morbibly obese County employees. Earlier this month commissioners approved paying for 15 surgeries each year, but public response was overwhelmingly...
They have contracted with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority to help bring water into ever-growing county. They are in the top 10 nationwide for growth, but the area still relies mostly on wells for their water supply. Brad Bailey, the executive assistant with the commission,...
Computer giant Dell announces a reinvestment in its brain trust at the State Capitol. With Governor Rick Perry looking on, company founder Michael Dell announces a search for bright Texas minds. "We plan to hire an additional 500 electrical, software and mechanical engineers,...
Austin police are looking for whoever shot a man outside a club in southeast Austin early this morning. APD officers were responding to a disturbance at Club Carnaval on East Riverside shortly after one this morning, but when they arrived they were told somebody had been shot...
A deadly weekend on Austin roadways leaves two people dead at the hands of drunk drivers. Austin police say one person was killed Sunday morning on Ben White Blvd. after a car heading the wrong direction hit a pick up head on, killing the driver. Police have charged 25 year old...