Austin Local News

The Travis County Sheriff’s Department sets out to find which businesses around Lake Travis are selling booze to minors. The stings are done a couple of times a year whenever authorities feel there is a problem with underage drinking. Minors who are working with the Sheriff’s...
Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe says he wants to improve the public opinion of toll roads through education. He says most of the people he speaks with are against toll roads but become more favorable when he explains what the program is about. "It's telling to me the level of...
U-T'S Vice President and Provost of five years is leaving that position just months after the man who appointed him has resigned. Sheldon Ekland Olson served in that capacity for former President Larry Faulkner. Ekland-Olson says new President William Powers wants a new team...
Austin Police are on a manhunt for three men today. They allegedly shot a man outside his home on East Luna last night. Detective James Mason says the attackers were pretending to have car trouble and waited hours before the victim stopped to help. Mason says that's when the men...
If you’re thinking about buying a motorcycle you aren’t the only one. Mike Marks with the Texas Motorcycle Dealer’s Association says the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally starting Thursday is making an impact. "It's a great biking environment in that there are some motor sales...
AISD Superintendent Dr. Pat Forgoine wants to give teachers a pay raise next year. Dr. Forgione is unveiling a $38.4 million dollar proposal that he says could result in a 10 % pay raise for some Austin teachers. The Texas Legislature has already ordered a $2,000 pay raise for...
A tense week of testimony is done. Today, an arbitrator hears closing statements before deciding whether Julie Schroeder gets her Austin Police badge back. Schroeder tells her attorney, Tom Stribling, last week why she shot Daniel Rocha last year. Former Police Chief Stan Knee...
Capital City BMX is closing its park in Round Rock after twenty years and looking for a new home. The track has more than two hundred families that visit regularly and owner/operator Rick Graves hopes to find a new location for them. A possible new site may be on land that a V.F...
Fired A-P-D officer Julie Schroeder may not have to wait long to find out whether she gets her badge back. Arbitrator Norman Bennett has 30 days to render a decision after he gets a final copy of the transcript from the past week's testimony. "Now I told [attorneys for both...