Austin Local News

A woman, who thought she was part of an affordable housing rent to own program for over two decades, may finally get home. Attorney Fred Fuchs says Pamela Franklin was one of 15 original renters in the Heritage Heights subdivision and was the only one who completed the program,...
The Texas House Committee will hear about a proposal that will lower the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana today. The House Committee on Jurisprudence will hear HB 507 by El Paso Representative Joe Moody. Moody says as a Judge, he saw first hand how scarce...
Blue Bell Creameries says it's expanding its recall of products made at an Oklahoma plant after pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. The Texas-based dairy company announced in a statement Tuesday that no illnesses linked to those pints have been...
According to the Department of Justice: In Austin Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Williamson County Judge Timothy L. Wright, III, on various firearm violations and making false statements to a government agent. That announcement was made today by Acting United States...
Google, The McCain Institute and Rights4Girls joined together with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) today to discuss ways they can work together to combat child sex trafficking in Texas and across the United States. The discussion covered everything from the No Such Thing campaign...
(from Stansbury Public Relations) The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced Pflugerville ranks among the top cities in the Austin area for greater ethnic diversity, higher wages and lower unemployment rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American...
A 32-year-old woman is dead after driving her car off an embankment along State Highway 130 at Parmer Lane in Eastern Travis County. According to DPS, Amber Renee Hockman drove off the left side of the road dropping down a 20-foot embankment. She was pronounced dead at UMC...
Thirteen billboards are going up around Central Texas to make people aware of sexual assault. SafePlace is teaming up with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department and Constable Precinct 5 to bring the national Start By Believing public awareness campaign to...
An Austin Firefighter suspended without pay for a week. His offense...having a gun at the airport checkpoint. A TSA Agent back in January saw what looked like a 9mm glock in fire specialist Troy McMillin's carry-on bag. They asked him if he might have a gun in his bag and he...