Austin Local News

A new issue surfaces about the extended sentences of incarcerated youths in the Texas Youth Commission. The newly appointed conservator of TYC, Jay Kimbrough, wants to know why the sentences of incarcerated youths were extended. Jim Hurley, TYC spokesman, says about 43 percent...
An employee at the Austin State Hospital is charged with knocking around one of the hospital's patients on the job. Court documents state that 25-year-old Timothy Letendre reportedly showed up for work drunk in late January. He allegedly hit one of the patients in the face,...
If you have an outstanding warrant in Hays County, you could get a visit from local authorities. That visit will come from the Hays County Sheriff's Office. Sergeant Leroy Opiela with the sheriff's office says they'll soon begin their warrant round up. He says they'll knock on...
A north Austin apartment fire in the 79-hundred block of Gault street, near Anderson lane, leaves a mother and her two kids homeless this morning. Austin fire officials say the the fire was started by a bathroom vent and affected only the apartment the family was staying in...
A group of cycling and transportation experts begins looking for ways to reduce the number of cycling accidents in Austin and to get more people riding their bikes. The group, called the Street Smarts Task Force, met for the first time today. “Austin clearly should be recognized...
Senator Royce West, says statistics still show people of color are being pulled over more than Anglos. He wants better information on why that is, starting with a statewide repository for racial profiling data. West says sometimes law enforcement agencies don't always include...
Candice Ashdahl was pulled over on Manor road for a traffic violation, and after she allegedly tried to conceal a marijuana cigarette, she was placed in handcuffs and in the back of a Travis county sheriff's department cruiser. Then, things got a little out of hand. Ashdahl got...
Austin Police say the death of a man after a downtown fight is now officially a murder case.Jeremy Anderson and a friend were apparently involved in a fight near Seventh and San Jacinto on March 10th. Anderson suffered a severe head injury and died at Brackenridge Hospital a...
This new website allows Texas health care consumers to view and compare charge data on inpatient hospital services provided at Texas hospitals. Amanda Engler with the Texas Hospital Association says this compilation of expected costs on some of the most common procedures makes...