Austin Local News

A five-year-old Pasadena boy died today after officials say he fell out of an unsupervised car and was run over. It happened about 11:5 AM outside an elementary school. Authorities identified the boy as Rudy Gonzalez. Pasadena I-S-D spokeswoman Candace Ahlfinger says the boy...
A man has died on the Blanco river in Dudley Johnson Park in Kyle. The hays county sheriff's office says a woman called 911 last night after she found the unoccupied kayak of the man she was at the park with. Authorities say the man was in his 50's, and his name is not being...
Punsters will celebrate the lowest form of humor today in Austin at the 30th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. The first contest is the funniest in show where participates have up to two minutes to impress the judges. It started at noon at the O'henry museum on 5th...
Two big downtown events will make traffic and downtown parking a challenge today. UT Graduation Commencement The commencement ceremony for UT is scheduled for 8 PM at UT's Main Mall. Here is a list of suggested parking for UT's commencement - Brazos Garage on the corner of...
A former Dallas police officer accused in the department's fake drug scandal has been found guilty of tampering with evidence. Jeffrey Haywood was sentenced to two years' probation following the guilty verdict last night. Prosecutors say Haywood lied in a police report by saying...
Senator Mario Gallegos -- who received a liver transplant earlier this year -- will go to Houston for a surgical procedure and may not return to Austin for the rest of the legislative session. That's what his spokesman says. Against his doctor's wishes, Gallegos has been in...
APD Robbery detectives say Anthony Keith Polzine walked into the Bank of America branch this morning on Director's Boulevard and demanded cash. Polzine is now in police custody, and has been charged with robbery by threat, a second degree felony. Bond has been set at $20,000.
Austin cycling great Lance Armstrong put his celebrity power behind a late push to get a $3,000,000,000 cancer research referendum before Texas voters. Armstrong testified lastnight in front of a key Senate committee before the panel voted to send the measure to the full Senate...
Texas House and Senate budget writers Thursday approved almost 90-million dollars to make it easier for families to enroll for low-cost children's health insurance. The money is contingent on passage of legislation to streamline enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance...