Austin Local News

A dog owner whose pet attacks someone can now be charged with a felony. The bill drafted by Representative Dan Gattis, Junior of Round Rock has been signed into law by the governor. If your dog attacks someone while off of your property, you could be charged with aggravated...
The National Safety stand down program began three years ago when the fire service saw an alarming rate of firefighter deaths and injuries in the first few months of 2005. Battalion Chief and Safety Officer Duncan Charlton says this year firefighters will focus on methods to...
Did someone at the Texas Lottery Commission accept kickbacks from a financial planning firm in exchange for steering lotto winners their way? That's what prosecutors want to find out. The allegation came during a May Lottery Commission meeting by a longtime lotto critic and...
A Bastrop County priest is arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. The Diocese of Austin issued a statement saying Father Karel Fink, Pastor of Saint Paul Parish crashed his truck in to La Cabana restaurant in Smithville Monday night. Several people were reportedly...
Education Commissioner Shirley Neeley will step down July first after three years leading the Texas Education Agency. An agency spokeswoman says Neeley decided to resign after learning that Governor Rick Perry wouldn't reappoint her. A spokesman for Perry says the governor wants...
Lottery players didn't buy enough Texas Two Step tickets to pay for the prizes won in Monday night's drawing, forcing state officials to dip into another account to reward the winners. Texas Lottery Commission spokesman Bobby Heith said Monday's approximately $4,500 deficit was...
Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a Texas singer who topped the country music charts in the 1970s with three felony drug counts. Blanchard, Oklahoma police stopped Johnny Rodriguez Friday at U.S. Highway 62 and Rockwell west of Oklahoma City on a complaint of speeding, according...
The recent shooting of Kevin Brown by an Austin police officer will be included among the cases being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The fatal shooting was not one of the cases the city had originally requested that the feds review since they made their request...
African-American and Hispanic community leaders stood side-by-side on Wednesday to appeal for calm in the wake of the beating death of David Morales, who was killed by an angry crowd after the car he was riding in struck a child in the parking lot of an apartment complex in east...