Austin Local News

In stark contrast to last year, this year's hurricane season along the Gulf Coast has been non-existent. Jill Hasling with the non-profit Weather Research Center says, if the big storms haven't hit by now, they may not hit at all. "Historically, there have only been four...
Edward Lee Scott pleads guilty to two counts of Capital Murder. He was accused in the June 2004 stabbing deaths of 25-year-old Maurice Johnson and Johnson's niece, 12-year-old Kreanna Johnson. They were the son and granddaughter of Scott's ex-girlfriend. She was out on a morning...
General Manager Mike Thuss says they've accepted the resignation of current Fire Chief Danny Mark Wooten. Wooten has been on paid administrative after he was arrested at a Marble Falls Highs School Football Game and charged with felony D-W-I. Marble Falls Police say Wooten--in a...
19 year old Marcus Ocaiso plead guilty to engaging in criminal activity and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley says felony cases are pending against several other adults and juveniles. Bradely says the group stole cars ,...
Two area healthcare networks make a big contribution to Austin Community College to help prevent a big nurse shortage. Seton Family of Hospitals and St. David's Healthcare have both been expanding their facilities to accommodate for the population growth in Central Texas. Eileen...
In a case that could have First Amendment implications, the Texas Supreme Court today waded into a battle involving a Fort Worth pastor's decision to tell his church about a relationship a member had outside of her dissolving marriage. Lawyers for the pastor say he acted within...
A.I.S.D. Board Vice President Rudy Montoya is stepping down after serving on the board for the past 10 years. His last day will be November 13th. Montoya says new responsibilities at his job are taking making it more difficult to devote time to the school board. “Trying to...
The Austin Independent School Districtd could join other local government agencies in offering a tax break to Hewlett Packard. The company is interested in building two new data centers in Austin, and A.I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Pat Forgione says the district would benefit if...
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers cite a Casey Elementary School PE teacher, after an 11 year-old boy was hit while crossing Manchaca Road Friday morning. DPS Spokesperson Tom Vinger says Irma Yturri was given a class C misdemeanor, for illegally passing a school bus...