Austin Local News

Two of the Austin Police Department's commanders are under what union officials call "ridiculous" and unrelated internal affairs investigations. The first, involving Cmdr. Steve Deaton, centers on comments he allegedly made about the controversial suspension of an officer last...
All Austin police officers are scheduled to complete training this month to reduce the number of dogs they shoot. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1Br2n0s ) the department decided in the spring after several high-profile shootings to put all of its officers...
Leaders of a Central Texas city have approved a $3.5 billion annual budget that includes buying out about 300 more homes in flood-prone areas. The Austin City Council on Tuesday approved next year's budget and spending $78 million for residences along Onion Creek and Williamson...
Controversial Social Studies Standards adopted in 2010 has some academics leery of the next batch of Social Studies books. Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network says they adopted standards that exaggerated the influence of Religion on the founding fathers, and downplayed the...
A messy fight over the dismissal of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's top public information officer isn't over. A federal appeals court has ordered another review of the discrimination lawsuit brought by Michelle Lyons. She was demoted for keeping improper time sheets...
Clinical trials to find a more effective way of treating lung cancer are being held world-wide, but they’re beginning in Austin with the Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Boone Goodgame with the Shivers Cancer Center says a drug that supports the immune system will be used. He says,"...
A lightning strike last month that severely injured a nine year old boy during soccer practice leads to a lawsuit against the sports association. Attorney Mark Levin says the Lake Travis Youth Association was negligent when it failed to clear the field with stormy weather nearby...
Lawyers for the two same sex couples in Texas, whose lawsuit led to a reversal of the State's gay marriage ban, were back in an appeals court defending their position. Attorney Neel Lane says,"It has laws on the books that are intended to deprive gays and lesbians of rights...
What started out as a narcotics search by authorities in Wimberly led to the recovery of drugs, stolen property and three local residents being taken to a Hays County lockup. Sergeant Phillip Taylor with the Hays County Sheriff's Office says when the Narcotics Task Force...