Austin Local News

An organized group of citizens has been monitoring Williamson County officials and their dealings with the company that operates the county landfill -- known to locals as "Mount Hutto" -- and they're not happy. Some believe there's something fishy about the county's contract and...
A member of the Austin City Council has a plan to crack down on people who misuse handicapped parking tags. Councilmember Lee Leffingwell wants the City Council to consider using city marshals and parking officers to write tickets to people who improperly use other people's...
The Austin City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday night on which items should be in a city bond package this fall. Supporters of the “Mexic-Arte” Museum are asking the council to add five-million dollars to the package to pay for a new building. "We all know that the...
Austin Police file a reckless driving charge against a man who crashed his truck into a fence after allegedly leading officials on a 120-mile-an-hour chase from Comal County. Lieutenant Mark Reynolds with the Comal County Sheriff's Office says a deputy spotted Kenneth Smith...
The woman named as the next Acting Chief of the Austin Police Department says there will be some changes at APD. Assistant Chief Cathy Ellison says some of those changes will involve policies for APD’s Internal Affairs division. Ellison says department officials have been...
The leader of a gay rights group is concerned the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee has chosen to approve a gay marriage ban while so many other things are going on in America. "We've got so many other issues on the table with the Iraq War, with our economy, with the needs of our...
A pastor from California has come to Austin to speak to a congregation about "The Da Vinci Code." That controversial movie opens tomorrow and has some religious leaders urging parishioners not to see it. Doctor Mark Roberts tells KLBJ's Mark and Ed he can understand why. "I see...
Fermine Castillo is found guilty of murder in a drunk driving murder trial. The Williamson County jury took three and a half hours to reach that verdict. A Williamson County prosecutor urged the jury to reach that conclusion today in closing arguments. "You have a D-W-I as the...
The family of a former San Marcos Police officer killed in Iraq last week remember a dedicated father and career man. Less than six weeks after retiring from the force, the 56-year-old Mesa is a casualty of the Iraq War, dying in a roadside blast last week. His daughter, Lucy...