Austin Local News

Authorities have found a former chief executive of Oklahoma-based oil and gas investment companies who escaped from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas. The Federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday that 55-year-old Jimmy Morrisett of Burnett was discovered missing on...
Two Austin men have each been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage runaway who says she was gang raped. 26-year-old Juan Ortega and 28-year-old Edgar Perez were dealt the punishment after they each pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony offense of...
Austin Homicide Unit is working a possible burglary gone bad. The manner and cause of death have yet to be determined on an elderly man and woman who were killed this morning in North Austin. Senior police officer Vaneza Bremner says the caretaker called police when she saw the...
People might be shopping 'til they drop this season, but this morning, 50 students shopped with 50 cops. Through Amigos in Azul, each child received 100-dollars and then had a chance to go shop with an Austin Police Officer. Luis Delgado with Amigos in Azul said each year, they...
UPDATE: CAUGHT ON HIGHWAY 29 IN A VACANT HOME EARLY THIS MORNING IN BURNET Please be on the lookout for escaped federal prison inmate Jimmy Morrisett. Jimmy escaped from a minimum security federal prison in Bastrop around 2230 hours last night where he had served one year of a...
Elected officials may be backing off of giving rich incentive deals to lure companies to Austin. Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says he's been hearing from voters that tell him they're not necessary, "We continue to have a number of people and I think it's a sizable...
The University of Texas is launching a new program that concentrates on character development for student athletes. The new Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation will kick off courses that will offer certifications to high school coaches for best practices in character...
From now on most of the beer you buy in Central Texas will come from one newly supersized distributing company. Three of the biggest beer distributors in Austin have combined into one company and will likely control 70 percent of the market in Central Texas. Capital Beverage...
Austin Independent School District is closer to filling its superintendent position. On Saturday, the remaining candidate spoke to the community on why he should get the job. The Board of Trustees reviewed more than 90 superintendent applications . They also decided to include...