Austin Local News

State lawmakers are on a mission to develop a more skilled workforce and they're now turning to the business community for to help do that. State Senator Kel Seliger chairs the new joint committee to study the State's Education Policy for a skilled workforce, "It is treating...
Harley Clarks Obituary: By the time he was twenty Harley Clark had already made a historic change at the University of Texas. As UT Head Cheerleader, he introduced the now famous Hook ‘Em Horns hand signal at a Gregory Gym pep rally in November of 1955. He unilaterally...
The head chef for the Austin restaurants UCHI and St. Philip is in hot water after a rollover collision that happened last week in on East Anderson Lane and Cameron Road. Philip Speer was found face-down in a ditch unconscious by a KVUE cameraman JP Harrington, who led police to...
FOX 7 has newly released dash camera showing convicted drugged driver Linda Woodman after she was involved in a fatal crash on Guadalupe. A Travis County jury sentenced the former pediatric nurse to 20 years in prison last month. On February 19, 2013, Austin police say 61-year-...
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis is defending her governor's campaign television ad that prominently notes opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair. Davis has been harshly criticized by Abbott and conservatives for the ad that includes an image of an empty wheelchair. It criticizes...
Dear Georgetown ISD Community, The loss of student life is extremely tragic. We have learned today that in two separate incidents, an 11th grade male student from GHS and an 8th grade male student from Forbes Middle School took their own lives. Please be assured that our...
Officials in Williamson County are anxious to talk to a man they think may know something about the murder of a Round Rock man last month. Mark Brunner with the Williamson County D.A's office says they've charged Da Ryan Tarrell Simms with tampering with evidence at the murder...
UPDATE: At approximately 2:45 p.m. murder suspect Jerry Hermes Jr. was located in the 2600 Block of Wosnig Ln in Guadalupe County, in a barn in this area. Members of the US Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force searching the area located the suspect, who engaged them with a...
A multi-county investigation led by Lower Colorado River Authority Rangers resulted in a copper theft conviction that carries a decade-long sentence and an order for $163,000 in restitution. Thieves stole copper from more than two dozen communication towers across Central Texas...