Austin Local News

The owner of a dog shot dead by police two years ago after an Austin police officer mistakenly shows up at his home is heartened to hear officers are finally getting additional training on how to deal with aggressive dogs. Michael Paxton tells the Todd and Don show, "It's good,...
The Ethics Review Commission has issued a written reprimand to City Council District 3 candidate Susana Almanza for omitting certain information required on her campaign finance report. The Commission cited Almanza for not disclosing the occupation and employer of contributors...
The family of a nine-year-old boy struck by lightning two weeks ago is suing the Lake Travis Youth Association. The family claims the association and some others were negligent in providing lightning safety for their son. Tuesday night the boy's neighbors stepped up to help the...
Two of the Austin Police Department's commanders are under what union officials call "ridiculous" and unrelated internal affairs investigations. The first, involving Cmdr. Steve Deaton, centers on comments he allegedly made about the controversial suspension of an officer last...
All Austin police officers are scheduled to complete training this month to reduce the number of dogs they shoot. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1Br2n0s ) the department decided in the spring after several high-profile shootings to put all of its officers...
Leaders of a Central Texas city have approved a $3.5 billion annual budget that includes buying out about 300 more homes in flood-prone areas. The Austin City Council on Tuesday approved next year's budget and spending $78 million for residences along Onion Creek and Williamson...
Controversial Social Studies Standards adopted in 2010 has some academics leery of the next batch of Social Studies books. Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network says they adopted standards that exaggerated the influence of Religion on the founding fathers, and downplayed the...
A messy fight over the dismissal of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's top public information officer isn't over. A federal appeals court has ordered another review of the discrimination lawsuit brought by Michelle Lyons. She was demoted for keeping improper time sheets...
Clinical trials to find a more effective way of treating lung cancer are being held world-wide, but they’re beginning in Austin with the Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Boone Goodgame with the Shivers Cancer Center says a drug that supports the immune system will be used. He says,"...