Austin Local News

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...
A Travis County Grand Jury has declined to indict Austin Police Department (APD) Sergeant Greg White for shooting Jawhari Smith on March 18th, 2014. According to the Travis County DA's office: Sergeant Greg White responded to a disturbance call at the Red Oak Apartments on...
The Texas Senate has voted to move state public corruption investigations out of left-leaning Austin and into district attorneys' offices in the home county of elected officials accused of wrongdoing. Republican Sen. Joan Huffman's bill makes the Public Integrity Unit part of...