Austin Local News

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...
The Jury will return in the morning to decide whether Laura Hall helped dismember Jennifer Cave's body and then help her killer escape to Mexico. Closing arguments features an impassioned plea from defense counsel Joe James Sawyer, calling Hall's decisions "dumb" but not enough...
A public interest think tank says the federal poverty line is far lower than what it really takes to live in Texas. Center for Public Policy priorities researcher Francis Diviney says it was a little surprising to find out what it really takes for a family of four to make it...
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...
A federal judge in Austin Wednesday approved a settlement that calls for changes at an ex-prison where illegal immigrant children are held with their families. An agreement was announced Monday as a trial in the lawsuit was set to begin. Some of the changes include installing...
Austin Police identify the man one of their officers shot and killed this week as 24-year-old Malcolm Thomas Smith. Smith was reportedly holding a knife over his head when Officer Michael Metcalfe fired two shots, killing Smith on East Oltorf Street. Smith was apparently holding...