Austin Local News

Police think some business owners could become possible robbery targets, particularly when they make their daily bank deposits. Austin robbery detectives think people may be following some business owners to and from the bank. "In order to either burglarize their vehicles or...
State regulators will pay a visit to the new Dell Children’s Medical Center this week for an inspection. Chief Operating Officer Sister Teresa George says it’s one of the final steps to make sure the hospital opens on June 30th. George says the next few weeks will be busy, but...
Attorney General Greg Abbott says he's enlisting the help of MySpace-dot-com to go after convicted sex offenders who use the Web site. Abbott says he sent a legal demand to MySpace requesting information that includes first and last names, I-P addresses, e-mail addresses and...
School employees will now be barred from accepting gifts from student loan companies. The announcement comes a week after the university fired its financial aid director after determining his ownership of stock in a loan company violated university rules. Under the new agreement...
A junior at Round Rock High School dies less than a week before the end of the school year. Round Rock Police say 17-year-old Devyn Michelle Kimbell was hit and killed by an SUV while trying to cross FM 620 near Oaklands Drive last last night. "We have crisis counselors working...
Lawmakers set up a portable hospital bed in a room near the Texas Senate chamber Monday for an ill lawmaker -- in a voter I-D dispute. Democrat Mario Gallegos of Houston can rest -- yet be ready to help block a proposal that would require voters to prove their identity at the...
That's what a woman says drove her 19-year-old husband to place their 2-month-old baby in a microwave oven in a Galveston motel room earlier this month. The infant suffered severe burns and remains hospitalized. Eva Marie Mauldin says Satan compelled husband Joshua Mauldin to do...
Graduating seniors at McNeil, Round Rock and Stony Point High Schools have voted in favor of having invocations at their graduation ceremonies according to the Austin-American Statesman. Almost 80 percent of the seniors at Round Rock High voted "yes" for prayer at the service;...
A federal judge has halted enforcement of a voter-endorsed ordinance barring apartment rentals to most illegal immigrants in Farmers Branch. The ordinance was to take effect tomorrow -- more than one week after voters approved it. Opponents had filed three requests in federal...