Austin Local News

Up to 15,000 Austin-area residents lost power last night as a strong line of thunderstorms swept through the area. Ed Clark of Austin Energy says crews have been working through the night, and that only a relatively few homes should still be without power this morning. To report...
Texas retail gasoline prices continue to climb for a tenth straight week. The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today finds pump prices for regular-grade gasoline in eleven Texas markets average two dollars 71 cents per gallon. That's eleven cents higher than last...
A medical advocacy group says Texas is going to be left behind if state lawmakers don't provide funding and a friendly atmosphere for stem cell research. There are several bills under consideration at the state capitol that would fund all forms of stem cell research. Members of...
The multi million dollar security upgrade to Austin schools is underway. AISD Police Lieutenant Eric Mendez says this year more than a dozen campuses will be outfitted with high tech cameras to monitor illegal activity. All schools will eventually have them. The security upgrade...
Several confessed members of a human smuggling and prostitution ring were sentenced to prison time by Federal District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday. Juan Balderas-Orosco, convicted of managing an illegal brothel on FM 969, received a sentence of more than 6 ½ years behind bars for...
The multi million dollar security upgrade to Austin schools is underway. A-I-S-D Police Lieutenant Eric Mendez says this year more than a dozen campuses will be outfitted with high tech cameras to monitor illegal activity. All schools will eventually have them. The security...
Family groups at Fort Hood aren't happy with President Bush's order to extend the tour of duty for troops in Iraq by three months. The head of Delta Company's Family Support Group expected her husband to be back at Fort Hood in time for Christmas. After the President's decision...
A former West Texas juvenile jail official charged in a sex abuse case is free on bond -- but faces arraignment next Thursday in Monahans. Ray E. Brookins of Austin is an ex-assistant superintendent at the West Texas State School in Pyote. Brookins was indicted Tuesday on two...
The Round Rock City Council votes to accept a settlement with the 70 students who filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city and who are still awaiting trial for participation in an immigration demonstration over a year ago. Settlement Terms 1. Round Rock will dismiss...