Austin Local News

A Travis county grand jury declines to indict three Austin police officers in two officer involved shootings that happened in July and August of this year. Officer Michael Metcalff was no billed in the shooting of a man accused of slashing the throat of a three year old girl at...
How much should an attorney get for representing a poor client? An Austin lawyer staging a million-dollar defense in a high-profile case wonders how much the County will pay him back. Attorney Joe James Sawyer says lawyers defending poor clients in criminal cases only get half...
Authorities say a monk from the Christ of the Hills monastery in Blanco County -- accused of sexually assaulting boys may have committed suicide. Investigator W.T Smith with the Blanco County Sheriff's office says they recovered several pill bottles near the body of Samuel...
Dozens of people at a public hearing told members of the Capital Metro Board of Directors they oppose a plan to increase the agency’s bus fare from 50 cents to $1. “That’s a real injustice when you look at the majority of people that are riding the bus, they are the working poor...
Jessica Birge, 25, was reported missing August 11, 2007. She was last seen backing out of a parking spot at the Gruene Outpost River Lodge in New Braunfels. Lieutenant Mark Reynolds with the Comal County Sheriff's Office says helicopters spotted Birge's car Tuesday afternoon...
A Construction company was working drilling holes in the area of the Kyle HEB at the intersection of FM 1626 and IH 35. The construction worker was attacked and stung by bees. The worker jumped off the tractor hitting the hydraulic lever lowering the auger. The auger continued...
Round Rock police arrested three people suspected of committing a series of business burglaries early Monday morning. Police believe the crime spree began with the 1:30 a.m. burglary of a Wag-a-Bag store at 801 S. Mays Blvd. In the next 2 hours, police learned of additional...
Drinking and a snake bite, that's what a family member of Paul Devoe III say led him on his alleged killing spree that stretched from Central Texas to New York. Devoe's uncle,Ed Nelson, says the venom from a rattle-snake bite combined with stress from a recent break-up and some...
The Texas School Land Board has rejected all the bids for the 9,200-acre Christmas Mountains in West Texas. There's a mistake in the map of the sale area, so the sale is on hold until November. The land board says it's rejecting the standing bids and rebidding the tract near Big...