Austin Local News

Travis County is moving forward with plans to build a new family courthouse. The price tag for the project is not sitting well with some on the Commissioners Court. Commissioner Ron Davis says right now, cost estimates are almost 300 million, but that could go up if they wait...
One of the largest cash settlements in city history might be in jeopardy amid new DNA evidence showing that one of three presumed children of a man fatally shot by an Austin police officer isn't his. The KVUE Defenders and Austin American-Statesman obtained newly filed court...
Thirty-seven people were without a place to stay Wednesday morning after an overnight apartment fire in Round Rock, according to city officials. The fire broke out at the Apple Creek apartment complex at 1501 Lawnmont Drive just after midnight, officials said. More on this story...
Amid charges of bias from the right and left, the Texas Board of Education has failed to grant preliminary approval for any of the around 100 new history and social studies textbooks up for use in classrooms statewide. The Republican-controlled board tried Tuesday night to pass...
Some troops coming home from the war on Ebola will spend time in isolation at Fort Hood. Fort Hood's Tyler Broadway says the central Texas post is one of five nationwide that will monitor these troops. He says,"Soldiers returning from west Africa will initially be monitored in...
Mayoral hopeful Steve Adler is widening his lead over Councilmember Mike Martinez in an Austin Monitor poll by 21 points. Adler says if elected, he'll have his work cut out for him balancing density and affordability for Austin residents. He says,"Density is not the cure-all...
Austin Police have arrested and charged a black man for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. His accomplice, a white woman is working with police to provide other samples of K2. The two Austinites were caught selling K2 cigarettes targeting transients in...
A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. The governor's defense team had sought to have the proceedings dismissed,...
The Austin Fire Department is looking into drones to beef up first response. The Halloween Floods are an example of when first responders could have used unmanned aerial vehicles. Austin Fire Batallion Chief Thayer Smith tells KEYE they are looking into using drones to help keep...