Austin Local News

Key state officials gather today to work on stemming the tide in home foreclosures and mortgage scams. The state attorney general is part of the Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force. Greg Abbott says the group's goal is obvious. He says officials including the Consumer...
Relatives of Jennifer Cave say they’re relieved the trial of Laura Hall is over, and they believe the jury made the right decision by sending Hall to prison. “She can not be rehabilitated. She is a threat to society,” said Sharon Cave, mother of Jennifer. “I think she is a...
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...
Hays County Sheriff's Office says the First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs suffered severe fire damage Wednesday. Dripping Springs Fire Department was on the scene for several hours and traffic on Hwy 290 in both directions and had to be shut down for several hours. The...
Williamson County Commissioners want the legality of the landfill contract to be settled once and for all. So the judge and commissioners have decided to finalize a lawsuit, asking for a ruling from a judge on whether or not former County Judge John Doefler and the commissioners...