Austin Local News

The report claims undocumented immigrants poured 17-point-seven billion dollars into Texas during fiscal 2005, meaning those immigrants are paying for their share of state services they receive by way of sales taxes. Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn says local governments...
Police say a man will be charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest after he attempted to run down a police officer with his SUV and lead officers on a high-speed chase through west Austin. Officers pulled over 49-year-old William Curtis because they’d received a ‘check...
Drug activity along the San Gabriel River has been reduced thanks to 50 volunteer rangers who patrol Georgetown's river and lake parks. Franklin Carroll is a former military man who helped jumpstart the force. "Any drug guys who would come around, they don't come around anymore...
The Austin, Bastrop, and Round Rock ISD's are making steady progress is improving test scores. That is the summary of the chamber report. Suggesting all three district are making very significant progress over time on the most important indicators to employers. The chamber does...
Investigators have identified the man who died in a house fire earlier this week in Georgetown. Sixty-two year old Noe Hinojosa died alone this week when his home was completely destroyed by fire. Officials had to identify him through dental records.
Texas senator John Cornyn says he agrees with the report in that premature withdraw from Iraq would be very dangerous to the United States. Cornyn says a failed Iraq will attract terrorists to the country as a place to train and plan attacks, Cornyn also adds Iran may try and...
The City of Round Rock is looking to save a little cash as they buy 20 new police cars. The city's Will Hampton says the council has voted to join a cooperative contract agreement to buy the cars from Tarrant County. "We anticipate being able to save about $20,000 on police cars...
Austin police are on the look out for a man accused of robbing the EZ Auto Insurance on South Congress shortly before noon today. APD's Laura Albrecht says the man walked into the office, showed a weapon, then escaped with an unknown amount of cash. The suspect is discribed as...
Both city councils are looking at a proposal and are expected to approve it by the end of the year. Not having a clear line between the cities has caused problems for planning, zoning and emergency response. City officials say the cities’ attorneys have been working together to...