Austin Local News

An 11-year-old student at Lago Vista Middle School is taken by STARFlight helicopter to Brackenridge Hospital after falling at school this morning. Paramedics were called after the sixth-grade girl reportedly fell backwards and hit her head during gym class around 11 this...
Georgetown is on the short list for Citicorp to locate a huge data storage facility. The city’s Mark Thomas says the complex would be a 450 million dollar project south of the city. In addition to the infrastructure and utility package, Thomas says the city and county are...
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted to implement an outdoor burning ban effective, Tuesday, November 28, 2006. A lack of rain over the past several weeks has caused significantly increased fire danger which has led the Commissioners Court to approve this ban including...
Austin city council member Brewster McCracken pushed to have an outside team of experts come in and review the financial aspects of the toll road plan and look for other ways to build the roads central Texas needs to keep up with the region’s growing population. Local...
A man sits in the Travis County Jail, charged with taking sexual advantage of a disabled teenager. In court documents, Jose Morales, 33, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome. The girl's mother reportedly found two late Sunday night...
Sarai Gomez moved in with Hutto man Adrian Martinez after meeting him online in a chat room. She was taking care of his three young children and it is suspected she was physically abusing them. The situation apparently escalated when she reportedly force-fed Adrian Martinez,...
As the number of people who shop online increases, so do the problems that come with buying on the Internet. Chuck Courtney with the Texas Retailers Association in Austin says because online buying is convenient, each year it increases 30% over the previous year. He says, online...
If you own property in Travis County, chances are you already received a 2006 property tax bill. If you are among the 115,000 homeowners who escrow through a mortgage company, or lending institution, then the mortgage company receives the bill and typically pays the property...
An Austin man sitting behind bars in connection to a string of robberies near UT is now being charged with aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon. 20 year old Franklin Bradley is already charged with 4 counts of robbery several of which occurred near the Drag. The new charge...