Austin Local News

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...
A new program to help veterans with psychological problems has sent it's first pooch into the field. Hounds for Heroes is the Austin Dog Alliance's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder service dog program for veterans. Austin Dog Alliance Executive Director Debi Krakar, says they have...
A Sunday morning collision near Lakeline and the North U.S. 183 southbound service road has left one person dead and three others injured. Two vehicles were involved in the crash which happened before 7:20a.m. Austin-Travis County EMS pronounced the woman dead on the scene at 7:...
AUSTIN -- A teenager was stabbed multiple times Friday night in South Austin, police say. The Austin Police Department tells KVUE the incident happened around 7 p.m. at the Popeyes on Manchaca Road. The boy has multiple stab wounds, and he was taken to the University Medical...
The company is Super Natural Food. Marina Zelle, its president and founder, describes the concept as a raw food cleanse. . “Everything is raw, vegan and organic. By raw, I mean that nothing is heated above 118 degrees.” Zelle says it's a food preparation method that preserves...
Republican State Senator Ken Paxton's campaign for Attorney General is calling his latest legal challenge a politically-motivated attack by a Democrat front-group. Craig McDonald is the Director of Texans for Public Justice. He filed a criminal complaint against Paxton with the...
A Leander teen will remain in the Williamson County Jail while his lawyers try to get him another trial. Greg Kelley agreed to serve a 25 year sentence while giving up his right to appeal. Kelley's attorney Patricia Cummings says they also have other options, like pursuing a...
The first of a pilot Master Bee Keeper program at the Travis County jail graduates it's first class of students. Deputy Christopher Ramirez with the Sheriff's Office says it's part of a program intended to preserve honey bees, that are on the verge of becoming endangered...