Austin Local News

FORMER BASTROP COUNTY SHERIFF RICHARD HERNANDEZ NOW FACING 6 NEW CORRUPTION CHARGES. HERNANDEZ, ALREADY UNDER INDICTMENT FOR MISUSING COUNTY PROPERTY AND INMATES NOW ACCUSED OF THEFT BY A PUBLIC SERVANT AMONG OTHER CHARGES. HERNANDEZ RESIGNED IN MAY AFTER HE WAS INDICTED ON...
Travis County Commissioners have agreed to set aside $10,000 to help fund an appeal of a permit granted for the Oak Grove Power Plant in northeast Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality granted that permit, which is being challenged by a group called "Our Land, Our...
A Round Rock man was airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin after a late-night wreck Tuesday in a Round Rock neighborhood. Police are not releasing the 20 year-old victim’s name, who suffered serious injuries in the 11:45 p.m. crash but is expected to survive. He was not...
The Justice Department has settled six voting rights lawsuits in Texas. The suits alleged that some cities, counties and school districts had violated the rights of Spanish-speaking residents. The lawsuits were filed and also settled today, after negotiations on the allegations...
Austin Police release a composite sketch of the man they think shot and killed Ricky Shepherd on Decker Lane two weeks ago.... As police release the sketch, Shepherd's mother and fiancee make a plea to the other person riding in the same car as the suspected shooter to come...
Farmers Insurance will revise its plan for an increase in homeowners rates because state regulators indicated they would turn down its initial proposal. Farmers withdrew its proposed six-point-six percent statewide increase in homeowners rates yesterday, canceling a premium...
Members of Fix 290 say an independent review of their proposed parkway design for the "Y" at Oak Hill shows building more lanes at ground level, instead of elevated lanes, would save millions of dollars. The report was produced by Smart Mobility, Inc. "Our parkway would cost $77...
The Federal Emergency management Agency’s Mobile Unit is set up at the Leander Fire Hall through tomorrow. Center Director John Veach says traffic was slow yesterday, but he thinks that is because some people do not know they qualify for flood victim help. The Texas Department...
A man tells police he needed cash to pay off his drug dealer. Now he sits in the Travis County lockup, charged with armed robbery According to court documents, a man came up behind the owner of the City General Store Saturday morning and ordered him to empty the cash register...