Austin Local News

The recommendation from a City Council subcommittee is to put the new day labor site on Ben White boulevard at the ‘Midnight Rodeo’ nightclub. Workers could gather at an area outside the club during the early morning and daytime hours and would not affect the operation of the...
src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript"> A digital camera leads Travis County Sheriff's Deputies to file charges against nine people the pictures link to a February burglary. The camera was apparently left behind by one of the people who went onto the...
Sergeant Justin Davis with the Round Rock police says this law is designed to protect officers and emergency workers as they conduct their roadside duties. Violations of this law can result in fines of up to 200-dollars and up to 500-dollars if property is damaged. He also says...
Austin Police were responding to a call about a person passed out in a truck on William Cannon yesterday at 4 AM, when they were contacted by EMS workers who said that police weren't needed at the scene. Police responded anyway, and a police affidavit says that witnesses saw the...
Governor Rick Perry is speaking out against proposed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on private toll road projects. Perry and U-S Transportation Secretary Mary Peters visited the Samsung Austin Semiconductor expansion site Monday. Perry says the state's current...
Austin firefighters launch their annual ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign tomorrow. They’ll be standing at the busiest intersections throughout the city to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “Fill the boot has been part of my life for over 30 years,” said Austin Fire...
Travis County Sheriff's detectives charge a Pflugerville woman who allegedly ran off with her seven-year-old sister over the weekend. 23-year-old Lori Hernandez-Joseph faces Unlawful Restraint charges, after she allegedly didn't return her seven-year-old sister to their mother...
State lawmakers ponder a proposal that would make it legal to wager on live or electronic poker. It would also allow charitable poker for qualified groups. A bill proposed by Representative Jose Menendez would legalize licensed Texas Hold 'Em wagering. The bill would allow live...
A south Austin man's offer to help a neighbor lands him behind bars, after his offer allegedly turns threatening. According to court documents, 47-year-old Freeman Freddie Lambeck apparently volunteered to help a woman living in his apartment complex fix a leak. Investigators...