Austin Local News

One Texas prosecutor says trick or treat is curb service for pedophiles. Communities are going out of their way to restrict the activities of convicted predators. San Antonio District Attorney Susan Reed says those on probabion or parole will be arrested if they participate in...
Texas Hearing and Service Dogs will soon get a new home in Dripping Springs. The non-profit group trains abandoned dogs to serve people with disabilites all free of charge. sherri soltice, founder and president of the group talks about the new facility. "So the big training...
Now that standard time has returned, the Austin Fire Department has a message for you. "It's time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure it's in good working order." The A.F.D.'s Palmer Buck says a working detector can save your life in the event of a fire.
Georgetown School officials say they hope to turn the high schools into career training centers - with curriculums based on real life experience and earning college credit. "Our ultimate Goal is that when the kid graduate, they will have up to 30 hours of college credit," said...
Austin police are looking for the man who allegedly stole a former U.T. football players Holiday Bowl ring. According to a police report, officers were searching a house on Wellington in northeast Austin which belonged to 36 year old Sean Harris. In Harris’ bedroom, the officers...
Senator Barack Obama got a rock star's reception at a venue that's usually much less welcoming of Democrats _ the Texas Capitol. Several hundred people filled the Texas House chamber to hear the possible presidential candidate speak at the 11th annual Texas Book Festival. Much...
Construction workers near the three tollways opening this week will log lots of hours over the next few days. They're working around the clock to open the MoPac Extension, State Highway 45 and S-H 130 on schedule Wednesday morning at ten. That means lots of potential snags on...
A new poll says Governor Rick Perry has low job performance ratings but will probably win re-election anyway. The poll suggest Perry has 38 percent support, the highest among the five candidates in the governor's race. Democrat Chris Bell has 22 percent support and independent...
Fires damage three seperate homes early Sunday morning. The Austin Fire Department reports an abandoned home at 103 East Rundburg Lane suffered an estimated 40 thousand dollars in structural damage. A couch caught fire at an apartment at 1135 Barton Hills Drive. Officials say...