Austin Local News

The Williamson County Courthouse will not be ready for move-in until the end of next month. This weekend was to mark the opening celebration for the courthouse – but there have been continued delays in the eight million dollar restoration project –preventing Williamson County...
Late Friday afternoon, August 24, 2007, Lakeway Police Officers responded to a report of a Sexual Assault at the Lakeway Swim Center, located at 3103 Lakeway Boulevard. The investigation so far has included evidence collection, medical examinations, forensic interviews, field...
A South Carolina drifter remains on the path to the Texas death chamber in Huntsville tonight for strangling, robbing and raping an Amarillo woman nine years ago. Tony Roach is to die for the 1998 murder of Ronnie Dawn Hewitt at her Amarillo apartment just a few months after he...
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has filed a bill designed to block Texas officials efforts to turn some state's highways into toll roads. The Republican senator filed the bill today after days of clamor in the state. The Texas Department of Transportation wants to be allowed to ``...
Much of North Central Texas -- from Waco to Dallas -- is under flood warnings today after torrential rains early this morning caused widespread flash flooding. Up to 8 inches of rain in areas between Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth -- with the heaviest rain detected near the...
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control will not allow Texas A&M University to resume research on toxic disease agents. It cited poor safety practices, shoddy record-keeping and a lack of proper training at A&M campus labs. The problems were documented by an 18-member CDC...
Austin police charge a man accused of hitting and killing a man crossing riverside drive on Sunday. Rand Lempert is charged with failure to stop and render aid. He is also charged with DWI. Detective Daniel Watson says," they were unable to charge Lempert with intoxication...
The same jury that found Laura Hall guilty of assisting Colton Pitonyak dismember the body of Jennifer Cave and then escape the country to Mexico has assessed her punishment at five years in prison. Hall faced a maximum possible sentence of ten years behind bars for her...
A jury was selected today in the first civil trial stemming from a deadly 2005 explosion at BP's Texas City plant. The 12-person jury in Houston is made up of eight women and four men. Four alternates also were chosen. They will decide the fate of five lawsuits filed against BP...