Austin Local News

A Travis County Deputy turned a routine traffic stop into a major drug arrest. He pulled over a black 1996 Chevrolet Camaro traveling faster than the flow of traffic northbound in the 7900 block of IH 35 South. The Deputy, part of a Drug Interdiction Unit, said that during the...
The Texas Department of Transportation is preparing a radio campaign to promote toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor. The department has hired a public relations firm to help prepare agency officials and Governor Rick Perry's deputy chief of staff for appearances on radio...
Law enforcement agencies in Hays County are giving people with outstanding arrest warrants one last chance to address the issue. Authorities in Hays County are planning a "warrant round-up" for next week. Susie Garcia with the San Marcos Municipal Court says it could save time,...
While the owners of 42 dogs are being investigated on charges of animal cruelty, the Austin Humane Society is providing care for 21 of these dogs, all Chihuahuas, and the remaining 21 are with several area rescue groups until Friday, September 7, when a City of Round Rock Judge...
Media company Belo and the families of two of its longtime leaders will donate $15 million to help build a center for new media at the University of Texas at Austin. The new College of Communication building will be named the Belo Center for New Media after Alfred Horatio Belo...
A former Del Valle High School geometry teacher is sentenced to eight years in prison for having child pornography. Leland Keith Easterling apologized in court, "to all of the people I had embarrassed," adding, "I know I have a problem." His attorney Eve Schatelowitz tell News...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants schools to make sure their students are prepared for an emergency, such as an on-campus shooting. While schools are required to review their disaster plans every three years, Abbott says that’s not nearly often enough to keep kids safe. “...
The Texas Education Agency says it'll give public school students fewer tests of future tests this year. The so-called ``field tests'' are trial runs of future tests administered to students. They're used to check the fairness of questions planned for future exams and their...
Texas A&M University's interim president says the school is working to fix safety and security problems at its bioweapons research laboratories. Eddie Davis adds that officials hope federal regulators will lift the ban on work there by the end of the year. The U.S. Centers...