Austin Local News

A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography. A Williamson County judge handed down three consecutive 20-year sentences to a 61-year-old from Austin on Thursday for promotion of child porn. The judge...
Austin police have arrested a man in connection with at least eight armed robberies. Thirty-year-old Marcello Douglas was being held Friday on aggravated robbery and parole violation charges. Online jail records didn't list an attorney for Douglas, who was arrested Wednesday and...
The value of the Texas Enterprise Fund is under debate at the State Capitol. Some have argued the state's spending hundreds of millions of dollars paying companies to do what they were going to do anyway. State Representative Jason Villalba disagrees with them. He says,"When...
Central Texas workers make on average of $23.03 an hour, according to a report from the Texas Workforce Commission. While people in management might be making about $54 an hour, food preppers are making a little more than $10 an hour. Contract IT workers can earn almost $100 an...
Family and supporters of Rodney Reed rallied at the Bastrop County Courthouse to protest the execution date set and lack of DNA testing of the Texas death row inmate. He was charged of murder for the 1996 murder of Stacy Stites. His execution date was set for January 14, 2015,...
Eighteen officers who were formerly members of the elite organized crime division sue for age and race discrimination after they are removed. Austin Police Association's Wayne Vicent says officials gave no reason why. He says,"We're all much better off when the city is held...
Lena Francis now works for the child advocacy group Angel Reach. She's calling for more random visits. Francis says ,"The random visits will give a view of how that child really reacts to their foster parents. When the case worker leaves, all hell breaks loose." Judge John...
Investment giant Charles Schwab has applied for local incentives tied to plans to expand in the Austin market. Sarah Bulgatz is the company’s Director of Public Relations. “Assuming that it goes through, we are looking at approximately 823 new jobs in Austin over the next ten...
Disabled Austinites are taking some companies to court because they say they're not handicap accessible. Several Austin businesses are still not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act according to attorneys with the Texas Civil Rights Project. They have filed 10...