Austin Local News

Civilian border-watchers today plan to begin monitoring the Texas-Mexico border for illegal immigrants. The Minuteman Project will team with its Texas affiliate and the American Border Patrol of Arizona to track suspected illegal immigrants and report them to the U-S Border...
The community of Taylor will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a parade and program featuring area representatives from fire, police and E.M.S. units. The annual event will begin Monday, September 11th, with a parade that starts at 7 p.m. followed by the...
The Austin City Council is set to vote on the city's budget today. The maximum tax rate the council could approve is about 41 cents per $100 of property value. That means the average homeowner would see a $12 increase in his or her property tax bill. The money would be used to...
The lawyer for a sexual assault suspect continues his attempt to get the case thrown out on Constitutional grounds. Pete Solis is charged in connection with an encounter with a 14-year-old girl he met through "Myspace.com" In court today, attorney Adam Reposa argues that a...
Around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, two cars -- A white Acura and the green vehicle that police say took off --Were traveling east-bound on Slaughter Lane when they hit a black Ford sedan attempting to cross the lanes. The driver of the Ford died at the scene, and one of passengers...
The city of Austin has hired a Georgia headhunting company to help recruit a new police chief. The city has signed a contract for $18,490 with Slavin Management Consultants, a company with experience in finding police chiefs for cities from Dallas to Sacramento. The company will...
Full book bags and empty money bags for students spur a new call to make college textbooks tax-exempt. Many of the student we talked to on the University of Texas West Mall think the growing price for books is bad enough, without having to tack on 8¼% in sales tax. U-T student...
Underwater and shoreline clean-up yesterday at Lake Travis. Twelve-hundred volunteers igned up for the twelfth annual Lake Travis Clean-up. About half of the volunteers were diver to clean-up underwater and the other half tended to the shore. Brian Block, Executive Director for...
Ohio State tops The Texas Longhorns at DKR Memorial Stadium 24-to-7. Callers to Longhorn Game with Ed Clements and Jeff Ward expressed their pain. One fan said the Horns decided to run "too many conservative plays." The Texas Longhorns ended the first half 7-to-7, and then was...