Austin Local News

Some East Austin residents are concerned, trying to limit what the new owners of a convenience store can sell. Lori Renteria with the "East Cesar Chavez" neighborhood says they want to prevent the new owners from selling single beers and bottles of wine. "What we've heard from...
From the City of Round Rock: Directions to the new Premium Outlets City of Round Rock, Texas Department of Transportation and Chelsea Property Group officials are recommending shoppers heading north on I-35 use the new Westinghouse Road exit ramp to access Round Rock Premium...
New rankings from the Texas Education Agency show the Austin ISD had six schools rated as "exemplary" this year, but another six that were rated as "academically unacceptable". Two of those schools, Johnston High School and Webb Middle School, could face sanctions if state...
A large Austin church community is stunned: their education minister is arrested and charged with child sexual assault... Police say 51-year-old Jerry Carver admitted to them he picked up the 15-year-old boy and had sex with him. He has resigned his position at Great Hills...
Federal agents say they've broken up brothels in the Austin area and Oklahoma City that catered mostly to undocumented workers. Court documents show the brothels were part of a multistate prostitution ring and employed immigrant women as prostitutes. The documents show women...
With the first day of school less than two weeks away, new teachers to the Austin school district get a little motivational speech today from the head of schools. New teachers to the AISD are attending a week long training seminar at Bowie High School, and today was kicked off...
The U-S Senate is endorsing funding a plan for fences along the border with Mexico in an effort to control illegal immigration. The amendment to the Defense Department appropriations bill would provide 1.8 billion dollars for various fencing. The plan would include 370 miles of...
Congressman John Carter blasts back at criticism from Democrats, specifically a statement from the Democratic National Committee, on his ideas for immigration reform. After his fifth and latest fact-finding trip to the U.S.-Mexico border region, the DNC slammed Carter and House...
Half Price Books donates a collection of more than 95 documents to UT. The items were part of the investigation of the Charles Whitman sniper shootings from the UT Tower 40-years ago today. Among the collection, which belonged to UT’s Chief of Security at the time, is a copy of...