Austin Local News

High school football in Texas kicks off this week with nearly 500 games -- and still not one player has been tested for steroids by the state. When that will happen remains unclear. The Houston lawmaker who wrote the mandatory random steroids testing bill said it it could be...
The Teamsters Union says it'll ask a federal appeals courts to stop the Bush administration from allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States. The union said today it's learned from the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
County Judge Dan Gattis Sr. says he was ready to approve the new deal for the Hutto Landfill – but that the commissioners bowed to political pressure and what he calls outside forces. Commissioners Valerie Covey, Ron Morrison and Cynthia Long say they are concerned proposed...
Some neighbors at the University Canyon Apartments say they're stunned by the violence that erupted in their neighborhood when a resident of the complex attacked his ex-girlfriend and her child before being shot by Austin police. "I was walking over to the gym, and as I was...
A soldier set out under the hot Texas sun on a map-reading exercise, carrying a cell phone in case he got lost or hurt on the Fort Hood range. Sergeant Lawrence Sprader didn't make it out alive during the June exercise. The 24-year-old Iraq war veteran finally collapsed in the...
The Austin police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect at the University Canyon Apartments is Michael Metcalfe, a veteran with more than seven years experience with APD. Top officials with the department say his quick action saved the lives of a woman and her...
Close to 10% of AISD schools ranked 'academically un-acceptable' according to state and federal rankings. Dr. Darlene Westbrook says 3 schools in the district have been flagged for a closer inspection by the state; those include Travis, Johnston and Reagan high schools. She says...
A newspaper analysis finds that nearly 20 percent of juvenile offenders released from the Texas Youth Commission since March have been rearrested Documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle show that more than 2,200 inmates have been released since...
Officials with the Texas Youth Commission say the agency can be a revolving door for juvenile offenders. A newspaper analysis finds that almost 20 percent of juvenile offenders released by TYC since March have been rearrested. TYC spokesman Jim Hurley says because that statistic...