Austin Local News

A Hutto family loses their dog at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The Martinez family’s pit bull "Lady" was euthanized after they came to claim her this week. Shelter Director Ethel Spence says the shelter employee who took Jose Martinez back to see his dog did...
No Mexican trucks have yet arrived across the border as part of pilot program allowing them to transport cargo anywhere in the United States. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 38 Mexican firms are poised for U.S. permits. The U.S. Transportation...
Texas A&M University's interim president says the school is working to fix safety and security problems at its bioweapons research laboratories. Eddie Davis adds that officials hope federal regulators will lift the ban on work there by the end of the year. The U.S. Centers...
West Nile virus is carried by mosquitoes, and Shannon Jones with the Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services department says deaths from the disease are rare. Jones says it's the first death from the disease in 2007. He says the best way to protect yourself is to use...
Drivers began using the newest toll road in Central Texas this afternoon after officials cut the ribbon on the next stretch of SH 130. The newly-finished leg of the toll road will run from US 290 E down to Highway 71. Officials say it should help relieve traffic congestion on I-...
A wrongful death civil lawsuit has been settled with the Hutto Chamber of Commerce. The suit was filed against the city of Hutto, the Chamber of Commerce, the Hutto School District and others by the parents of Melissa Swain after the twelve-year-old died during the October 2005...
A Texas Lottery Winner is running for office in Williamson County. Former Austin Police Officer and military veteran Robert Chody has thrown his hat in the ring to run for the Pct 1 Constable’s seat. The Round Rock-based office is currently held by Constable Gary Griffith. www...
Law enforcement agencies in Hays County are giving people with outstanding arrest warrants one last chance to address the issue. Authorities in Hays County are planning a "warrant round-up" for next week. Susie Garcia with the San Marcos Municipal Court says it could save time,...
While the owners of 42 dogs are being investigated on charges of animal cruelty, the Austin Humane Society is providing care for 21 of these dogs, all Chihuahuas, and the remaining 21 are with several area rescue groups until Friday, September 7, when a City of Round Rock Judge...