Austin Local News

A man is charged with physically abusing his common-law wife until neighbors stepped in. According to court records, a neighbor called police to Paul Damon Johnson's apartment, after that neighbor saw Johnson hit the woman with a two-by-four. The woman also tells police Johnson...
The streets of Austin are filled with the road of motorcycles as 40,000 bikers from across the country arrive for the 13th annual Republic of Texas Rally. They’ll make their way from the Travis County Expo Center to the Capitol this evening in a massive parade that begins at 7:...
San Marcos Police make four arrests on a buffet of charges. Sergeant Penny Dunn says the four suspects went on a crime spree early yesterday morning stealing beer and threatening clerks with guns and box cutters. Jailed at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center are: -Victoria...
It could be a while before the law that lets couples skip the marriage license fee, in exchange for taking an eight-hour course, goes into effect. Supporters, like former state representative Arlene Wolgemuth, say it will be a year before the course is developed. But she says it...
Officials at Austin City Hall say they turned down a request from the producers of the TV show "Cops" to shoot an episode in Austin because the show would not provide an accurate picture of how police do their jobs. City spokesman Gene Acuna says there are other ways to...
Round Rock-based Dell Computer announces plans to lay off more than 8,000 employees over the next year as part of an ongoing restructuring. The layoffs represent ten percent of Dell's global work force of 88,100 full time and part-time employees. They come as Dell struggles to...
A former UT professor is charged with trying to hire a hit man to murder his ex-wife and five UT officials. Sheriff Spokesperson Roger Wade says Gary Lamar Wise, who is in the Del Valle jail, paid an inmate money to go and kill. The affidavit says Wise asked the inmate to use an...
A former novice monk who claimed he was molested at a monastery won a one (m) million dollar settlement from the monastery and the nonprofit group that runs it. James B- Wright Junior alleged in a 2006 lawsuit that the Christ of the Hills Monastery's founder, Samuel A- Greene...
Four Arlington high school students have tested positive for tuberculosis after they were exposed to another student with the disease. The Tarrant County Public Health Department says the students were among 78 who underwent skin tests for T-B on Tuesday. The Bowie High students...