Austin Local News

Dozens of survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are finally getting the Purple Hearts they have felt were long overdue. The ceremony Friday will take place at the sprawling Texas military post where an Army psychiatrist opened fire on dozens...
Prosecutors say a criminal security violations complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton will be examined by the Texas Rangers. Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said Thursday that his office doesn't provide special treatment. That follows criticism that Willis had...
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's limited pre-K makeover plan - one of his top priorities - is a step closer to becoming law, having cleared the Texas House. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill on a 128-17 vote Thursday. It now heads to the Senate. Following an initial debate...
Texas lawmakers grilled Uber executives over safety concerns during a hearing for a bill that would set statewide regulations for ride-hailing firms. The bill regulates companies such as Uber and Lyft that use a smartphone app to connect drivers with passengers. No action is...
(from New Braunfels PD) On 04-08-15 at 9:30am, a New Braunfels Police officer on routine patrol in the 1000 block of I-35 North at the Edelweiss Inn and Suites noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. The officer checked the vehicle’s license plate and other information...
(from Hays County) Hays County officials on Monday joined with an area non-profit organization and volunteers to help publicize the County’s Veterans Court program at one of the program’s critical sites – the Hays County Jail. The group unveiled a sign for the jail lobby that...
A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict an Austin police sergeant in shooting a 24-year-old man last year. The district attorney's office said the grand jury met for several hours Wednesday before deciding Sgt. Greg White shouldn't face criminal charges. The office...
Williamson County Judge Tim Wright appears in federal court in Austin to begin the booking process for charges he bought guns for a convicted felon and helped get them to Mexico then lied about it to ATF agents. The 70-year-old-judge surrendered his passport, his concealed...
The family of a Cedar Park toddler, whose body was found in a shallow grave in Southeast Austin last September testified this afternoon on a bill that could protect other children from falling through the cracks. Austin Police, Williamson and Milam county officials also...