Austin Local News

Captain Jeff Hayes with the Cedar Park Police Department says these vandalism reports range from spray painted cars and garage doors, to damaged electrical meters and mailboxes. Hays says even 5 of their patrol cars were also vandalized, each having one tire that was slashed or...
Grandview Hills Elementary School will not open in the fall as scheduled. The school district has come under fire due to the campus site being a former chemical testing and research facility. The District recently released a report finding no harmful levels of chemicals in the...
People with inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions causing them to need immediate access to a toilet would get some help under legislation the House approved Wednesday and sent to Gov. Rick Perry. The measure requires retail establishments to give customers with...
The White House and some key U-S senators today announced agreement on an immigration overhaul proposal. The plan would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in America -- plus it would also fortify the border. President Bush says the proposal would...
The Texas Youth Commission would be led by a governor-appointed commissioner for the next two years under a compromise reached today by the House and Senate. Both chambers had approved bills to overhaul the scandal-plagued juvenile prison system. The only major hang-up was how...
The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would give District Attorneys to bring felony charge the owners of dogs whose pets violently attack someone. Representative Dan Gattis, Junior of Goergetown wrote the legislation after Thorndale woman Lillian Stiles was attacked and...
Drama over a proposal to require voters to prove their identity dominated the Texas Senate for a second straight day Wednesday. The debates brought work to a halt as lawmakers huddled for hours behind closed doors. Senate Democrats barely blocked consideration of the bill...
A proposed shield law for Texas journalists won approval Tuesday in a House committee, meaning it now moves to the full House of Representatives. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill 8-0. It already had been approved in the Senate. Journalists would get limited immunity...
The state House version of a bill to let private schools into the Texas public school athletic league would force even the smallest to compete in the large divisions. That means it would likely discourage most private schools from making the jump to the University...