Austin Local News

There's been a dip in the number of prisoners being moved to death row. A federal study shows fewer inmates went to death row in 2005. 128 inmates were moved to death row in 2005, the third consecutive year with a decline in yearlong totals. It's the lowest number of prisoners...
Demolition has begun on the north end zone section of DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. The $176 million renovation project started Friday, as crews used heavy machinery and a wrecking ball to smash concrete in the north end zone seating. The section to be demolished was added to the...
An appeals court overturns an Austin Jury's guilty verdict in the murder of a homeless man. Charles Reedy was convicted of murdering another homeless man in the woods near St. Edwards University. The decision was reversed by the 3rd court of appeals in Austin Friday. Reedy was...
A measure introduced in the Texas legislature will allow blind people to go hunting. The bill would allow legally blind people to use high powered weapons and shoot any game sighted people can hunt, as long as they go with a guide who can tell them what direction to point the...
While Catholic churches are closing in the north-eastern United States, a Round Rock Parish has just dedicated a twelve million dollar church. During the past year, over one thousand adults have converted to Catholisism in Central Texas, and many of them came to St Williams in...
Gas prices typically start going down in winter, but how far down? Industry consultant Jack Rafuse says Opec is trying to establish a new price band. "And I believe that right now what they want to try and do is to establish it to where it's in the $45.00 to $55.00 a barrel...
Two soldiers from Texas were killed in Iraq this week in separate attacks, the Defense Department said today. 26-year-old specialist Yari Mokri, of Pflugerville, and four others were fatally wounded Wednesday when an explosive detonated near their vehicle in Hawijah, Iraq. Mokri...
President Bush used his weekly radio address to speak about parts of the Iraq Study Group. The president says the bipartisan group's report presents a straightforward picture of the ``grave situation we face in Iraq.'' He said he was pleased the panel supported his goal of an...
Thousands of students sang the Texas A-and-M alma mater outside the office of outgoing university president Robert Gates. He will become U.S. secretary of defense later this month. Gates walked out of Rudder Tower last night to ringing applause. As students sang to him, Gates...