Austin Local News

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...
As an arctic cold front heads to Central Texas, those prone to cedar fever should be prepared. That's according to horticulturist Lynn Raw. Raw says the cold front will bring much colder temperatures to the area, but it will also will trigger the flow of cedar pollen and an...
Austin police responded to a construction site on Bastrop highway on a report of a suspicious vehicle, but when officers started questioning the suspects, they took off in their car. APD corporal Derek Israel says officers decided not to speed after the car because of early...
A state ethics panel partly sided with a Houston lawmaker in a dispute over leadership of the Texas House. But the Texas Ethics Commission couldn't determine whether the actions were illegal. Democratic Representative Jessica Farrar complained lobbyists were pressuring her...