Austin Local News

An Austin man is formally charged in connection with a violent attack that leaves a man dead. The body of Jose Torres was found in a field off F-M 1327 about a month ago. He had been brutally stabbed in the face and torso, dying from his wounds days after he was found. The...
It is not your imagination, the sample ballots have been slow in getting out, but you can now see Williamson County’s online. The mandated change over from paper to electronic machines and ballots on a statewide level has backed up the handful of vendors handling the transition...
The UIL orders all Texas high schools to have an automatic external defibrillator on campus by August 1st of 2007, but Doctor Charles Breithaupt with the UIL says having one of those life-saving devices is just the first step. Breithaupt says they’re encouraging school districts...
Council members are looking for ways to delay the construction of a new water treatment plant and one way to do that is to conserve water. Dan strub with the city’s Conservation program says getting home-owners to install newer, more efficient low-flush toilets is one easy way...
Congressmen in Washington have been working diligently to find possible solutions on how to properly secure the U.S./Mexico border, and now that congress recently approved a Homeland Appropriations bill, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul is releasing a report highlighting some...
Governor Rick Perry today touted state efforts to tighten security along the Texas-Mexico border as a success. He says ``Operation Rio Grande'' has demonstrated that the addition of manpower, vehicles and technological resources along the border can and has cut down on crime...
It's the first of its kind - Round Rock's preservation commission has received a request from someone who wants their building off the historic list. The city's Jim Stendebach says the 1930's house was registered twelve years ago, and is a "one of a kind" in Round Rock. Daniel...
Austin fire fighters arrive at 5303 Medford drive this morning after flames are reported to be shooting out of the roof of a family home in northeast Austin. AFD officials say that the fire started in the attic and that everyone did make it out safely, but the family will not be...
A local animals' rights group is joined by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to get Austin city officials to protect elephants that come to Austin. Ernest Samudio with Action for Animals says his group and PETA have contacted the Austin City Council. He says the groups...