Austin Local News

The President of the Shell Oil Company is in town as part of a cross-country tour trying to get a message across to the general public, and that message is, don't blame the big oil companies for the high prices at the pump. John Hofmeister says gas prices are high because of the...
Business owners on South Congress want Austin police to step up security efforts after a series of about 15 break-ins in the past two weeks. Diana Persa is a salesperson at Maya’s Gift Shop, where $500 was stolen during a break-in last week, and says luckily her store’s...
An Austin company claiming to fix damaged credit is in hot water with the Attorney General. Tom Kelley at the A-G's office says AustinCreditDoctor.com is charging huge prices, promising to fix bad credit for low-income consumers. The Attorney General is suing AustinCreditDoctor...
There is new information today about that 54-year old Round Rock man that was recently busted in Milwaukee, trying to meet with a 15-year old boy he meet in cyber space. 54-year old William Doyle was a retired Austin Police Officer. He patrolled Austin streets from 1971 to 1997...
The mayors of Austin and Leander say it’s time for a new voice in the debate over public transportation. They’ve formed a group called the Alliance for Public Transportation. “Earlier this year, Mayor John Cowman of Leander and I got together and starting talking about the need...
A young man is recovering after being tazed during an alleged escape from the Gardner Betes Juvenile Detention Facility. Witness' say that a door was left open to the roof of the facility and the young man got out. Authorities say the young man was combative and talks to bring...
A series of check meant for charity help lead police to a sophisticated statewide forgery ring. Three people in that alleged ring, Corey Alpough, Deborah Turner and Jeannine Stack, face forgery and organized crime charges in Austin. Detective Mason Feinartz thinks the crooks may...
An Austin company claiming to fix damaged credit is in hot water with the Attorney General. Tom Kelley at the AG's office says AustinCreditDoctor.com is charging huge prices, promising to fix bad credit for low-income consumers. "We want to warn consumers that fixing credit,...
The "Pavarotti of the Plains" has died. Country singer and yodeler Don Walser passed away this afternoon, after a long battle with diabetes. He was 72. His manager, Nancy Fly, remembers a gentle giant with a golden voice. "Don was probably the most loving, magnanimous person in...