Austin Local News

Police say a man died today after being shot with a bow and arrow during an argument with another man in the far northeast Texas town of Nash. 49 year old James Shope was arrested as he fled the scene in his vehicle and has been charged with murder in the death of Jerry Don...
A Judge in Travis County says a potential cost saving measure will mean more work and more cost in the long run. 35 Sheriff's Deputies are going to get hand held computers at a cost of more than $250,000.00. Judge Barbara Bembry says the program should come with a warning. "My...
The Austin Fire Department is installing new smoke alarms in South Austin homes today. The department's David McCullough says they will go door to door in over 300 homes. McCullough says the departmetn bought the bulk of detectors while others were donated. McCullough says they...
Authorities in El Paso say a 2 year old girl mauled to death by a Rottweiler suffered a dislocated spine close to her neck and other injuries. Gemma Liliana Carlos was initially reported missing Thursday morning near El Paso. Investigators believe she wandered away from the home...
Austin Cathloic Bishop Gregory Aymond is back from a meeting in which U.S. Bishops approved some changes to the language in their mass. Bishop Aymond does not say how he voted. "Once it is passed, we all stand in support. And so, I certainly do stand in support. But unlike...
Latino elected officials from both parties vowed to walk the halls of Congress next month advocating for immigration reform. They pledged to go to Washington on July 19 as part of a pro-immigrant push. The leaders made their pledge yesterday during the annual convention of the...
Police negotiators were able to convince a man holed up in the Sonic at US 183 and Westpark to come out of the restaurant and surrender. Witnesses say the man walked into the restaurant Sunday evening and held a gun to his head. Police say he had been in an argument with his...
In five years since Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the bathtub of her Houston home, the facts of her case haven't changed. But as her retrial begins in Houston tomorrow, defense attorneys and mental health advocates hope the public's mindset about mentally ill...
Five months before fall elections, Texas could be forced to overhaul its ballot. That's if the Supreme Court rejects state congressional districts redrawn in 2003 to elect more Republicans. The high court is scheduled to wrap up its work before beginning the summer break and a...