Austin Local News

Members of the Save Our Springs Alliance say the environmental group could ask the Austin City Council to reconsider a permit for the city’s Water Treatment Plant #4. The city’s Zoning and Platting Commission granted a conditional-use permit to allow preliminary construction...
Almost two years later, Gina Medlin still thinks of her husband every single day. Darren Medlin was killed during a traffic stop when a drunk driver ran off the road and hit him. A new law raises the punishment for a drunk driver who injures or kills a police officer in the line...
A man was listed in critical but stable condition after three surgeries aimed at saving him from a flesh-eating bacteria. Steve Gilpatrick of Nacogdoches was infected with the disease during a swim off Crystal Beach in Galveston County on July eighth. The 58-yeawr-old is...
Austin Police try to spread the word about car theft, and how you can keep your car from being the next one stolen. Detectives say after-market car alarms, Lo-Jacks and steering-wheel club devices are helpful, but 28 percent of Austin car thefts happen when the driver leaves the...
Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey is calling it 'an error in judgment', that after it was discovered he's been anonymously participating on online financial message boards. The company's board of directors announced they've formed a special committee to conduct an independent...
Comptroller Susan Combs announces that the date for the annual sales tax holiday has changed from the first weekend in August to the third. RJ Desilva with the Texas Comptrollers Office says backpacks will be added to the list of tax-exempt items. During the sales tax holiday,...
The state's top law firms and their attorneys have donated 447-thousand dollars to help state Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht (HEKT) with legal expenses. That's as Hecht defends himself from charges that he abused his office to boost onetime-girlfriend Harriet Miers for a...
An inspector with the Texas Department of State Health Services conducted a surprise inspection of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter yesterday, and found the Georgetown facility to be clean and safe. The un-announced visit was requested by the Williamson County...
The Texas lawmaker who authored a new mandatory random steroid testing law for high school athletes questions the readiness of the program. State Senator Kyle Janek says the program may not be ready in time for the upcoming football season. He says because of concerns about over...