Austin Local News

The woman named as the next Acting Chief of the Austin Police Department says there will be some changes at APD. Assistant Chief Cathy Ellison says some of those changes will involve policies for APD’s Internal Affairs division. Ellison says department officials have been...
The leader of a gay rights group is concerned the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee has chosen to approve a gay marriage ban while so many other things are going on in America. "We've got so many other issues on the table with the Iraq War, with our economy, with the needs of our...
A pastor from California has come to Austin to speak to a congregation about "The Da Vinci Code." That controversial movie opens tomorrow and has some religious leaders urging parishioners not to see it. Doctor Mark Roberts tells KLBJ's Mark and Ed he can understand why. "I see...
Fermine Castillo is found guilty of murder in a drunk driving murder trial. The Williamson County jury took three and a half hours to reach that verdict. A Williamson County prosecutor urged the jury to reach that conclusion today in closing arguments. "You have a D-W-I as the...
The family of a former San Marcos Police officer killed in Iraq last week remember a dedicated father and career man. Less than six weeks after retiring from the force, the 56-year-old Mesa is a casualty of the Iraq War, dying in a roadside blast last week. His daughter, Lucy...
A-I-S-D officials say Austin school kids continue keep pace with other Texas students on the TAKS test. The numbers, released Thursday afternoon, show Austin students passing at higher rates than three years ago. That's despite a slight drop among third and 11th graders and no...
The Texas Attorney General’s Office gets a financial boost from the federal government to hunt down on-line child predators. Cyber Crime Assistant Attorney General Grant Sparks says they have only scratched the surface in Texas, mostly because of resources. "We've tried to...
The Fermine Castillo drunk driving murder trial enters its third day...with prosecutors continuing to paint a bad picture of Castillo and his actions on the night of April 21 of last year. The jury saw images of broken glass from beer bottles embedded in Castillo's car seats,...
AT&T crews are trying to get phones and DSL back on for people in central Austin. The phone company says a city contractor managed slice through three cables yesterday near I-35 and 53rd Street. "The impact is actually to fewer than a thousand customers," says AT&T...