Austin Local News

The City of Austin says they want to prevent more widespread damage in the Onion Creek area, like that which the area suffered five years ago. Yesterday, that effort to buy out a hundred-18 homes near the greenbelt got a six-point-two million dollar infusion of grant money from...
Texans who make mocking donations to Governor Rick Perry's campaign should no longer worry about being labeled an A-S-S. This is what Perry campaign's says is simply short for "A Small Supporter.'' Small-change contributors who gave Perry pennies in protest of his support of a...
Two men were killed in a wreck at 1:30 this morning on I-35 in Georgetown, just north of Leander Road. It happened when one man struck a construction barrier in the right lane of southbound I-35. There is no shoulder in that area, so his car remained in the right lane. Another...
A food pantry and addict recovery center in south Austin is holding a garage sale today in hopes of keeping its electricity on. The Dream Center owed Austin Energy over thirty thousand dollars, and while the workers have been able to come up with just about ten thousand to keep...
Motorcycle enthusiasts team up with animal lovers to raise money for the newly formed Hutto Humane Society. Hawgs for Dawgs will begin with a team of skydivers from Capitol Skydiving landing at 685 and US 79. An animal clinic will be set up to allow pet owners to register their...
An expert on mental health legal cases predicts there may be more insanity pleas with the outcome of the Andrea Yates trial. University of Texas law professor George Dix says an insanity defense was less likely to be used in the past. "The barrier was so high traditionally that...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has spent 300-thousand dollars to produce a cartoon to promote toll roads. "The goal is to introduce the community to the concept of tolling and the benefits it can bring to them," CTRMA spokesman Steve Pustelnyk said. The promo can...
A Williamson County jury sends a Georgetown man to prison for eight years, after finding him guilty on two counts of indecency with a child by contact. Aaron Veloz claimed he didn't do anything, but prosecutors introduced evidence and brought the thirteen year old girl to the...
A three alarm fire at a former skating rink at Pleasant Valley and Elmont in Southeast Austin was set on purpose, fire investigators said Friday. Officials say they believe a 13-year old boy acted alone in setting that fire, even though witnesses at the scene reported seeing two...