Austin Local News

The Texas Attorney General’s office is trying to do more than just collect child support payments. The Child Support Collection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office wants to help parents stay involved in their children’s life. A new on-line directory can help parents...
A city official says Dallas will again host a large Cotton Bowl parade after six years without the annual tradition. Frank Poe, Dallas' director of convention and event services says AT-and-T will sponsor the event along with the football game played at the Cotton Bowl stadium...
The Department of Defense announced today that 23-year-old Sergeant Jeremy E. King of Meridian, Idaho died Thursday in Baghdad of injuries sustained when troops came under fire. Private First Class William E. Thorne, a 26-year-old from Hospers, Iowa, died Thursday. He died of...
A WIlliamson County jury sentences an Austin man 48 years in prison for repeatedly fondling the son of his fiancee. Robert F. Brown III gets four consecutive 12 year sentences. "He has to serve at least one half of those 48 years before he's eligible for parole," Williamson...
A proposal to raise the tax rate of the Travis County Healthcare District is not drawing much opposition. No one attended the district's first public hearing on next year's budget. "Our overall tax rate is just over 7 cents per $100 of property value," said Board Chairman Clarke...
In just over two months, there have been ten traffic related deaths in Austin, and Lieutenant Kenneth Cannaday with Austin Police's vehicular homicide unit says six of those deaths have been a person walking in or near the road who has been hit by a passing car. "This is...
The new president of the University of Texas at Austin has a message for nervous parents watching their children walk off to the Forty Acres for the first time. William Powers, Jr. says not only are your kids attending one of the best universities in the world academically, but...
The Baptist General Convention of Texas has named the first female director of its Christian Life Commission in the agency's 56-year history. Suzii Paynter replaces longtime director Phil Strickland, who died in February. Strickland was on the staff of the Christian Life...
Austin's police chief is looking for ways to cut back on the department's overtime costs next year. Acting Chief Cathy Ellison says APD spent more than $9,000,000 on overtime for police officers this year, but next year, she's only planning on spending $7,000,000. "And that is...