Austin Local News

A new program will soon be launched in the fall at Georgetown Schools. The District's Gwen Davis says Achieve Texas will focus on real life career experience and getting college credit. Almost twenty different career fields are part of the program - with dozens of jobs within...
The Chairman of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce is coming out in support of the school district's bond package. Landy Warren says there has been no opposition to the proposals like there was during last year's election. Warren says the propositions to build a new high school...
Austin police are looking for a Caldwell man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of oxygen tanks from his job. According to a police report the head of AAA Fire & Safety on Guadalupe became suspicious when an employee reported to him that several of the aluminum...
Austin Police and firefighters spent 10 days in Iraq to train Iraqi forces on providing basic city services. They also provided training to members of the U.S. military, who requested help from APD and AFD in the on-going effort to prepare Iraqi forces to handle the day-to-day...
One of the most outspoken groups for border security reform is speaking out against new legislation to build a fence along the Mexican-American border. Officials with the Minuteman Project are calling the new bill, which authorizes 700 miles of fencing along the Mexican border...
Democratic candidate for Governor Chris Bell gets some help on the campaign trail from one of his party’s “big guns”. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry stopped in Austin as part of a nation-wide trip to get out the vote for Democratic candidates. He said Bell’s positions on...
A couple is behind bars after they allegedly rob a man who was looking to party. 19 year old Lori Ebner is accused of luring John Fitzgerald into a room at the Motel 6 on I-35. Once inside, 26 year old Johnny Mathis allegedly emerged from the bathroom with a gun and took...
The growing problem of underage drinking in Williamson County can be tied to what’s being called a permissive adult attitude. The Coallition on Underage Drinking has released some starling statistics. A county-wide survey shows reports of Keg Parties and pasture parties for...
Attorney Cliff Brown has been both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer and says he wants the police monitor to be more involved in training at the police academy. One of the other finalists is Jaime Flores, who spent ten years at the city attorney for Laredo. Acting Police Monitor...