Austin Local News

Art Acevedo received a standing ovation at City Hall as the City Council voted 7-0 to hire him as the city’s next Chief of Police. Acevedo has been in town this week meeting with top APD staffers and is expected to take over the top spot at the end of July. “I am extremely proud...
The lawsuit filed by the AG's office names Mylan Laboratories, Sandoz, and Teva Pharmaceuticals along with their subsidiaries, of falsely pricing drugs covered by Medicaid. Tom Kelley with the AG's office says the companies did not give the same price information, or offer the...
Texas A-and-M University students will pay just over ten dollars more per credit hour next semester. University officials have announced the 5.3% raise is smaller than usual -- but it outstrips inflation rates by more than two percentage points. A full-time student overall will...
The National Safety stand down program began three years ago when the fire service saw an alarming rate of firefighter deaths and injuries in the first few months of 2005. Battalion Chief and Safety Officer Duncan Charlton says this year firefighters will focus on methods to...
Did someone at the Texas Lottery Commission accept kickbacks from a financial planning firm in exchange for steering lotto winners their way? That's what prosecutors want to find out. The allegation came during a May Lottery Commission meeting by a longtime lotto critic and...
A Bastrop County priest is arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. The Diocese of Austin issued a statement saying Father Karel Fink, Pastor of Saint Paul Parish crashed his truck in to La Cabana restaurant in Smithville Monday night. Several people were reportedly...
Education Commissioner Shirley Neeley will step down July first after three years leading the Texas Education Agency. An agency spokeswoman says Neeley decided to resign after learning that Governor Rick Perry wouldn't reappoint her. A spokesman for Perry says the governor wants...
Lottery players didn't buy enough Texas Two Step tickets to pay for the prizes won in Monday night's drawing, forcing state officials to dip into another account to reward the winners. Texas Lottery Commission spokesman Bobby Heith said Monday's approximately $4,500 deficit was...
Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a Texas singer who topped the country music charts in the 1970s with three felony drug counts. Blanchard, Oklahoma police stopped Johnny Rodriguez Friday at U.S. Highway 62 and Rockwell west of Oklahoma City on a complaint of speeding, according...