Austin Local News

The Texas Ethics Commission has ruled state officials don't have to report the value of monetary gifts they receive from political donors. Texas law requires officials to file personal financial disclosure statements, including a description of gifts they get in excess of 250...
An Austin woman is holding out hope that a nationally syndicated TV show will help bring some answers about what happened to her daughter who has been missing for five months. 18 year old Roxanne Paultaf was last seen in July leaving the Budget Inn at I-35 and Rundberg after...
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted to implement an outdoor burning ban effective, Tuesday, November 28, 2006. A lack of rain over the past several weeks has caused significantly increased fire danger which has led the Commissioners Court to approve this ban including...
Austin city council member Brewster McCracken pushed to have an outside team of experts come in and review the financial aspects of the toll road plan and look for other ways to build the roads central Texas needs to keep up with the region’s growing population. Local...
A man sits in the Travis County Jail, charged with taking sexual advantage of a disabled teenager. In court documents, Jose Morales, 33, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome. The girl's mother reportedly found two late Sunday night...
Sarai Gomez moved in with Hutto man Adrian Martinez after meeting him online in a chat room. She was taking care of his three young children and it is suspected she was physically abusing them. The situation apparently escalated when she reportedly force-fed Adrian Martinez,...
As the number of people who shop online increases, so do the problems that come with buying on the Internet. Chuck Courtney with the Texas Retailers Association in Austin says because online buying is convenient, each year it increases 30% over the previous year. He says, online...
If you own property in Travis County, chances are you already received a 2006 property tax bill. If you are among the 115,000 homeowners who escrow through a mortgage company, or lending institution, then the mortgage company receives the bill and typically pays the property...
An Austin man sitting behind bars in connection to a string of robberies near UT is now being charged with aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon. 20 year old Franklin Bradley is already charged with 4 counts of robbery several of which occurred near the Drag. The new charge...