Austin Local News

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...
What could be worse than to have your mother, sister, or child missing and no one has any idea why? In Travis County there are 48 women missing and their families are running out of options. Ashlee Swinburne has her mom's striking eyes and her compassion for others. "She had a...
Engineers with the Texas Army National Guard are preparing for a deployment in West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak there. The deployment is part of Operation United Assistance. Hundreds of active duty military are already on the ground in Ebola-stricken countries, now...
Engineers with the Texas Army National Guard are preparing for a deployment in West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak there. The deployment is part of Operation United Assistance. Hundreds of active duty military are already on the ground in Ebola-stricken countries, now...