Austin Local News

An Austin teacher is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of computers from his school. According to a police report, the principal of Porter Middle School called Austin school district police after a teacher told her that fellow teacher, Marcus Doyle, had four school...
Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President of Foreign Policy studies at the Kato Institute says Senator John McCain's suggestion of sending over 20 thousand more troops won't help either. Carpenter thinks one of Bush's policy advisors may come up with a way for the US to get out of...
Williamson County officials confirm there was a glitch in the electronic voting machines last week. According to Elections Administrator Debra Stacy, the problem arose only with Precinct 3 voters people who voted a straight party ticket. Stacy says in those instances, the...
Eleven store clerks were arrested during a sting in Williamson County this weekend for selling beer to minors. The operation was made possible with the help of teenagers. KLBJ rode along with officers following the high school student as he went to almost twenty locations. That...
Plans for more than a dozen new coal-fired power plants across Texas are drawing opposition from several environmental groups. Neil Carman with the Sierra Club says one of those plants in the Waco area would increase the level of air pollution in Austin, in spite of the city's...
Austin police are looking for a man who robbed a Compass Bank at 2401 South Congress on Monday, October 30. The suspect reportedly entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect...
Officials with Capital Metro today will vote on putting out a request for proposals from private companies interested running the agency’s commuter rail line. “We’ll probably get in five or six different proposals,” said Capital Metro Board Chairman Lee Walker. “What we can do...
A problem with Williamson County’s voting machines has surfaced. County officials confirm there was a glitch in the Pct 3 machines last week, with voters not getting a confirmation that there votes had been cast. Reportedly the problem arose only with people voting a straight...
Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say an economic study shows the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor could provide a real boost to the state's economy. Randall Dillard with TXDOT says the study, conducted by Ray Perryman and the Perryman Group of Waco, reveals the...