Austin Local News

A habitual drunk driver is going away for a long time after getting busted in Williamson County. 47 year old Jimmy Montez was arrested in Taylor back in April after he was seen swerving across the road. Montez pled guilty to driving drunk which is now his fourth conviction for a...
A SWAT situation in north Austin ends quietly, after blocking the southbound I-35 frontage for several hours. Almost four hours of waiting yields no suspects in the Economy Inn. SWAT units were called out after Auto Theft detectives found a suspicious Chevy Silverado pickup in...
The Austin Board of Realtors reports August was another record-setting month for single-family home sales. John Rosshirt with the Austin Board of Realtors says sales were up last month six percent from the same time last year and homes are spending less time on the market and...
A record number of immigrants are becoming U.S. citizens by joining the armed forces. Since President Bush signed an order in 2002, which allows immigrants who enlist to apply immediately for citizenship rather than waiting the standard year, over 25 thousand immigrants have...
Parents with pre-school aged kids are encouraged to attend "Spot-the-Tot" tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. Almost 2,500 children ages 1-14 were reported to emergency rooms with non-fatal motor-vehicle back-over injuries per year in the united states from...
The father of Elizabeth Smart urges Texas parents to be prepared better than he was. Ed Smart says they had not collected the fingerprints or DNA of Elizabeth before her abduction and that slowed her safe recovery. Now he's urging the use of Child I.D. Kits. "The reason why I've...
Members of the group "Americans For Prosperity" visit Austin to demonstrate against members of Congress for ear-marking spending for their favorite projects. Tim Philliips says lawmakers frequently by-pass the normal budget process to make sure some projects receive funding. "...
Taking the power out of the hands of the few and returning it to the hands of the many. That's the goal of a five point plan unveiled at the State Capitol that includes a 100 thousand dollar limit on total contributions from one person, a waiting period between the time a former...
Jimmy Lafave headlines a show of Austin performers playing a benefit concert tonight for the Texas Civil Rights Project. Project director Jim Harrington says they provide assistance to people who believe their civil rights have been violated. "People that particularly don't have...