Austin Local News

The man accused of shooting wildly into his rural backyard and killing a man is indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury… 38-year-old Ben Chambless is formally charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide in the June shooting death of Brian Berg near Lago Vista in the early morning...
Laura Hall's attorney files a motion for a new trial for the woman convicted less than a month ago for her role in the murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Cave in 2005… Joe James Sawyer says the only witness at Hall's penalty phase hearing on September fourth has recanted his...
A juvenile justice expert, and instructor at the University of Texas, says lawsuits against the Texas Youth Commission are in the early stages. Michele Deitch with the LBJ School of Public Affairs says one family has agreed to settle its claim with TYC. But she says those who...
Utility crews will begin working on sewer lines underneath South Lamar this weekend as part of the Austin Clean Water Program. The construction will mean that traffic on S. Lamar will be down to one lane in each direction between Barton Springs Road and Juliet Street. "We hope...
A former Elgin policeman is jailed on charges linked to child pornography he allegedly left in a department computer. A grand jury has indicted 46-year-old Orval Roger Miller indicted him on two child pornography charges. Bond is $500,000. If convicted, Miller could face up to...
University of Texas President William Powers pronounces the "State of the University" to be academically good, but the U.T. football arrests cast a shadow over his speech. President Powers says the seven players busted over the past three months are as responsible to live up to...
Sunday night, witnesses say three men in a white pick-up truck threw a three foot live python through the drive-thru window. Employee Russel says he and his co-workers were suspicious of the men when they paid for their meal in handfuls of change. He says none of the people...
A proposed hike in Capital Metro’s bus fare appears to be off the table. Cap-Metro board member Mike Martinez says there is obviously not enough support for raising the price of a bus ride from 50 cents to $1. The board was set to vote on the fare hike on Monday, but during a...
State Represenntaive Kirk England of Grand Prairie says he's switching to the Democratic Party. England is the son of longtime Republican and Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England. He first won the seat representing District 106 in a special election in March 2006 following the...