Austin Local News

Former Ambassador Robert Strauss and his Dallas law firm have donated 7.5 million dollars to a fledgling globalism research center at the University of Texas. The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law officially opens today at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of...
NRG Energy tomorrow is expected to submit the first application for a new nuclear reactor in the U.S. in nearly 30 years. Officials say NRG's application involves two new units at its South Texas Project in Bay City. It would be the first complete construction and operating...
The Austin City Council has set aside money in next year’s city budget to offer incentive pay to employees that speak Asian languages. Council Member Jennifer Kim says those employees that are called upon to serve as translators when dealing with the public should receive extra...
San Marcos Police are investigating an auto-train collision on Wonder World Drive. It happened this morning at 4:31 am under the railroad overpass. 41-year old Kimberley Lynn Smith was pronouced dead about two hours after the collision. Judge Prado has ordered an autopsy in the...
As the Justice Department's civil rights probe of the Austin Police Department continues, the head of Austin's NAACP thinks another arm of the law needs to be reviewed. The NAACP's Nelson Linder says the prosecution record of the Travis County District Attorney's office is...
An escaped prison inmate suspected of running over a prison guard during a daylight escape from a work detail in Huntsville has been recaptured. Texas prison officials say Jerry Martin, convicted of attempted capital murder, was recaptured after lawmen on horseback using...
Police catch the man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter in south Austin. Austin police put out a state-wide alert for 23-year-old Carlos Jose Aguilera after they say he abducted 23-month-old Frieda Aguilera from her mother in the parking lot of the H...
Around 3 o'clock this morning Austin police got a 9-11 call about man hit by someone driving through the parking lot of the Hollywood video at Willam Cannon and Bluff Springs. Laura Albrect with APD tells KLBJ that the driver of that vehicle hit a man walking through the parking...
The state wins a round against anti-toll road activists in court this morning. The group "Texans United for Reform and Freedom" wanted a temporary restraining order to stop the state's "Keep Texas Moving" campaign, saying it was political advertising with state money. Travis...