Austin Local News

On Friday, August 24, 2007, at 4:25 p.m., the Lakeway Police Department dispatch center received a call regarding a possible sexual assault of a child in a bathroom at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Boulevard. Investigations Lieutenant David Crowder was notified and...
Williamson county commissioners reject a revised landfill contract with Waste Management, much to the delight of many county residents. The Texas Campaign for the Environment's Executive Director, Robin Schneider says the proposed contract would have been a bad move but she also...
State officials today announced plans for a ten million dollar renovation of the governor's mansion in Austin. Frequent toilet overflows, asbestos and lead paint in the historic structure will be among the problems fixed during the overhaul -- to start his fall. Perry and his...
Prosecutors in the Laura Hall trial spend the first day of testimony rebuilding the gruesome timeline surrounding Jennifer Cave's death… Hall faces ten-year prison terms, if she's convicted of helping to cut off Cave's head and hands and helping convicted murderer Colton...
A Texan suspected in a cross-country killing spree has been charged today with fatally shooting a Pennsylvania woman. Police say Paul Devoe the third of Marble Falls, Texas, has confessed in the death of 81-year-old Betty Jane Dehart. Investigators say the woman from Greencastle...
Governor Rick Perry Tuesday used a stop in Mexico to criticize the U.S. Congress for failing to make progress on immigration reform. The Texan suggested that members of Congress lack ``maturity.'' Perry called the proposed construction of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border ``...
A federal judge in Austin Wednesday approved a settlement that calls for changes at an ex-prison where illegal immigrant children are held with their families. An agreement was announced Monday as a trial in the lawsuit was set to begin. Some of the changes include installing...
Austin Police identify the man one of their officers shot and killed this week as 24-year-old Malcolm Thomas Smith. Smith was reportedly holding a knife over his head when Officer Michael Metcalfe fired two shots, killing Smith on East Oltorf Street. Smith was apparently holding...
A Carrolton couple sued the state on behalf of their children challenging the constitutionality of the new phrase in the pledge to the Texas flag, "one state, under god." That phrase was added to the pledge by lawmakers last session and was said in public school classrooms for...