Austin Local News

Hundreds of bikers gathered at the Capitol today to bring lawmakers attention to issues that affect nearly half-a-million registered motorcyclists in Texas. Jason Hill is with US Defenders, a grass-roots organization.He has three main issues he wants lawmakers to deal with. One...
Scientists who work with artifical intelligence are in Austin this week showing off their accomplishments. One such accomplishment is a computer called Cepheus which has trained itself to play hold 'em poker so well, it's nearly perfect and unbeatable. Sounds fun, but that same...
The good news is there were fewer traffic deaths in 2014, down 75 from 80 in 2013. The bad news is we've already seen seven fatalities this month. Austin police tie deaths to speeding, distracted driving, and driving while intoxicated. Police have launced traffic safety...
A federal judge will soon decide if an Austin ordinance aimed at ending one form of housing discrimination can stay in effect. The Austin Apartment Association requested the hearing on a Preliminary Injunction on Austin's Source of Income ordinance. It begins at the Federal...
Austin is putting a limit on this year’s festival season sound permits and hours. This was something South By Southwest Director Roland Swenson had concerns about. “…that they have a limit to how many they give out”, he said in October. Swenson says he’s not against the city...
Local 591 is asking a judge to enjoin American Airlines from harassing and threatening its Union members when they try to report problems. The Union claims American is letting unfixed planes return to service, then telling workers their jobs could be in jeopardy if they complain...
Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation restricting gay rights even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether same-sex couples can marry. The roughly half-dozen bills are viewed as political longshots unlikely to become law. Still, they create a political...
On his first day in the Texas Senate eight years ago, Dan Patrick invoked America's Founding Fathers while imploring his colleagues to break with tradition and abandon a rule allowing the minority party to block especially hot-button bills. His effort to scrap the "two-thirds...
PRESS RELEASE: A man wanted in a double-shooting that left one man dead and another injured in San Marcos last week has been found dead in a home in Lockhart. This morning, just after 10 a.m., members of the Hays County SWAT team in conjunction with personnel from the San Marcos...