Austin Local News

The group 'Circle' looked at the civic engagement of young people nad the results are encouraging for the future if they keep it up. Circle's Mark Lopez says more young people are volunteering. "With regards of to volunteering and getting involved with their community that way,...
A man in his early 30s died inside his home after sheriff's deputies used a Taser on him at least twice. That's according to a Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The incident began yesterday when a sheriff's deputy spotted the man standing by some mailboxes...
The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today finds prices of regular, self-serve gasoline at the pump are averaging two dollars 17 cents per gallon. That's down four cents from last week. The national average is two dollars 29 cents per gallon -- down a nickel from...
Your Texas Longhorns battle the Oklahoma Sooners this afternoon in Dallas. But because each team already has one loss this season, today's Cotton Bowl game doesn't have quite as much drama as some of the other meetings between the two teams. For the first time since 1999,...
A family will be outside of the Ace Hardware in Wimberley today raising money to stock the local school district up with plenty of life-saving devices Austin Firefighter Bob Wegmiller almost lost his life when he suffered a heart attack on the job last month. An automatic...
Inspired by cyclist Lance Armstrong's battle with cancer, a group of riders from the Canadian province of Alberta ride the 2,200 miles from Calgary to Austin to take part in Armstrong's "Live Strong" bike event this weekend. The Canadian expedition was organized by former cancer...
Republican Gov. Rick Perry defended a school property tax cut passed in a recent special legislative session as substantial, but independent challenger Carole Keeton Strayhorn called it "paltry" in their televised debate Friday. The showdown came early in the candidates' one and...
DALLAS -- Colt McCoy threw two perfect passes for touchdowns in the third quarter and cornerback Aaron Ross made game-changing plays in the fourth to power seventh-ranked Texas past number-14 Oklahoma, 28-to-10. This was the Longhorns' 17th straight conference win and second win...
A Leander man learns his punishment for molesting several young girls. A Williamson County jury sentenced Lance Bradley Robbins to life in prison plus 20 years. He plead guilty to 11 counts of sexually abusing several children between the ages of 12 and 14. Robbins was busted in...