Austin Local News

On Friday, August 24, 2007, at 4:25 p.m., the Lakeway Police Department dispatch center received a call regarding a possible sexual assault of a child in a bathroom at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Boulevard. Investigations Lieutenant David Crowder was notified and...
Williamson county commissioners reject a revised landfill contract with Waste Management, much to the delight of many county residents. The Texas Campaign for the Environment's Executive Director, Robin Schneider says the proposed contract would have been a bad move but she also...
Close to 10% of AISD schools ranked 'academically un-acceptable' according to state and federal rankings. Dr. Darlene Westbrook says 3 schools in the district have been flagged for a closer inspection by the state; those include Travis, Johnston and Reagan high schools. She says...
A newspaper analysis finds that nearly 20 percent of juvenile offenders released from the Texas Youth Commission since March have been rearrested Documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle show that more than 2,200 inmates have been released since...
Officials with the Texas Youth Commission say the agency can be a revolving door for juvenile offenders. A newspaper analysis finds that almost 20 percent of juvenile offenders released by TYC since March have been rearrested. TYC spokesman Jim Hurley says because that statistic...
A cop who helped fight the war on terror is now fighting to remain an Austin police officer. Officer Wayne Williamson spent ten months in Iraq as part of his service in the Texas National Guard. He says he came back a changed man and told officials with APD that his time in...
A judge in New York on Tuesday denied bond for a suspected gunman in a crime spree that left six people dead -- in Texas and Pennsylvania. Paul Devoe the third was arraigned in connection with a Texas murder charge after his capture in New York state. The 43-year-old defendant...
It's the first day of school across Texas, but another first day of classes begins at an Austin hospital. The Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge opened its doors for the first 50 Austin Community College nursing students. Yvonne Van Dyke, administrator of the education...
A new report to the city council shows the companies that are receiving tax breaks under Austin’s economic development policy are living up to their end of the bargain. City Council Member Brewster Mccracken says the city needs to be able to offer tax breaks and other incentives...