Austin Local News

A former police officer from the Rio Grande Valley is arrested in Fayette County, after authorities say they discoverd 100-pounds of marijuana in his pickup truck. According to the Sheriff's office: Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports on Friday afternoon a former Police...
The Austin city council passed a resolution in April that amends Chapter 5-1 (Housing Discrimination) of the city code to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's "source of income." They define the source of income to include a variety of Housing Vouchers. The council...
The Lower Colorado River Authority is cracking down on people who take water from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River without a valid contract and is asking anyone who spots a possible violation to report it to LCRA. Many of those believed to be taking water without a...
TJX Companies Inc. has recalled “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after spot testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella...
The UT System Board of Regents will meet this week to possibly name a finalist for the job of chancellor. The chancellor oversees the 15-campus system and Texas Coalition for Higher Education's Hector De Leon says whomever is chosen needs to have credentials as an academic and...
The case of a Leander teen convicted of super-aggravated sexual assault is continuing to unfold. Jurors say one of the cases against Leander teen Greg Kelley was quote tainted. They say the child was interviewed several times by officials, when experts say that leads to false...
Thousands of petitions calling for Marriage Equality are delivered to Attorney General Greg Abbott's office. Hundreds of Gay Marriage supporters in Austin gathered to celebrate Judge Orlando Garcia decision back in February striking down the State's ban on Gay Marriage, he did...
A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked. Pigweed is spreading aggressively in the High Plains this year after becoming resistant to the herbicide that once easily eradicated it. Above-average...
WEST, Texas (AP) — Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case. The agreements OK'd by...