Austin Local News

Officials from UT join Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Lady Bird Johnson to break ground on a major repair and renovation project at the LBJ Presidential Library. The project will address some water leaks at the library and other problems that have developed since the building...
An Austin nonprofit that works to get young people more active and vocal in society has received a federal grant worth up to $1.2 million. YouthLaunch Inc. received the funds to support its "No Kidding: Straight Talk from Teen Parents" program, which uses teen parents to speak...
The case could have been over and done with years ago- but word is a Georgetown woman is vowing to appeal again. Brenda Johnson turned down her first two year sentence for assault on a public servant – and has been sentenced again – this time for seven years. District Attorney...
Staffers in prosecutor Ronnie Earle's office went to Washington and spent more than 41-thousand dollars investigating Tom DeLay before he announced he'd leave Congress. The Houston Chronicle reports the expenditures were made in March - six months after the former majority...
A teacher in east Austin gets a 25-thousand dollar surprise in front of her school. The 25-grand is an award from the Milken Family Foundation to Robin Turner. Turner, a third-grade teacher at Sims Elementary School, gets the check from the foundation, Governor Perry and...
Some first-year law students at the University of Texas are drawing criticism over a ``Ghetto Fabulous''-themed costume party. Dean Larry Sager met with about 18 students who attended last month's party. Sager also e-mailed the law school student body, calling the party: ``...
Thousands of women from across the State gather in the Capital City and get a pep talk from one of the world’s most famous homemakers and business women. Austin plays host to the 7th annual Texas Conference for Women to provide a platform for networking and education on women’s...
Governor Rick Perry boasted about his appointments during a speech before the Texas N-double-A-C-P. Perry says they should vote for him in November because he was the first governor to appoint a black person to the state Supreme Court and the state's criminal justice board...
Travis county sheriffs deputies respond to a 9-1-1 call after a crook returns to the scene of previous night's break in and finds the owner locked and loaded. It happened at a home on Rocky Ridge drive near lake Austin around 11 o'clock last night. Deputies say that the thief...