Austin Local News

Legal immigrants hoping to be first in line for employer-sponsored green cards lost time and money when the government suddenly announced today that no new applications would be taken until the fall. An associate director for the American Immigration Lawyers Association said...
Williamson county sheriff's deputies are looking into a fight that sent one man to Brackenridge hospital with stab wounds. Detective John Foster says it happened at a home on County Road 200 near Liberty Hill. The house where the stabbing occurred was struck by lightning last...
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the beating death of a house painter who was killed when he tried to protect a driver who had struck and injured a toddler. Austin police say Kurtiss Colvin is charged with felony manslaughter, as well as felony theft and misdemeanor...
Veterinarians with the Health Department today will evaluate nearly half of the 44 dogs under rabies quarantine at the Austin Humane Society. Spokesperson Lisa Starr says once they are cleared the dogs will be available for adoption. They have been under quarantine since May...
The monthlong heavy rains that have sent floodwaters rushing through large portions of the state have also left puddles of standing water all over the place, leading state health officials to warn against the dangers of disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Texas Department of State...
The Red Cross of Central Texas has set-up a disaster assistance center in the Marble Falls Elementary school gym and Claudia McWhorter with the Red Cross says they're seeing about 30 families a day. McWhorter says the Marble Falls disaster assistance center, which is open daily...
Business is down at local fireworks stands due to all the rain. There are only two short "seasons" during which fireworks vendors can sell their wares.. And this summer's season is over on July 4th. Many local retailers tell KLBJ they're hoping the wet landscape will encourage...
Austin police say they’ve noticed an increase in the number of car burglaries that are being reported. Officer Chris Keen says in most cases, the victims did something to make their car an attractive target for the crooks. Police say you should avoid leaving camera,s cell phones...
The City of Marble Falls has received test results on their drinking water. T.C.E.Q. and Juliette Madrigal-Dersch-MD, Public Health Authority has determined that the water is safe for human and pet consumption effective immediately. If you have not already done so, please follow...