Austin Local News

The Texas Education Agency gets some good news from the feds. The conditional waiver to the stringent 'No Child Left Behind Law' has been extended. The TEA's Debbie Ratcliffe says,"The waiver gives Texas one more year to develop this new teacher evaluation system. It gives us...
In Round Rock, TX, today, federal authorities arrested Richard Anthony Corrales, 55–year-old President of CORTEC Precision Sheet Metal, Inc., and two others for allegedly employing undocumented aliens announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney for the Western District of...
Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft could become legal this week, if the Austin City Council approves it. Yellow Cab Austin owner and driver Denise Jaumsen says despite charges increasing, people still use the ride share program. She says the prices tend to range...
A man claiming to be an undercover police officer tried to arrest another man last week. Today, the suspect was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony. Sgt. David Boyd says David Scarbrough's victim saw a chance to escape, ran to a gas...
The Hutto City Council approved a five-percent increase in customer water rates at the September 18, 2014 Council Meeting. This rate increase will affect City of Hutto water service customers only. The increase will go into effect on October 1, 2014, with the first customer bill...
The City of Austin is moving forward to have permanent rainbow crosswalks downtown in support of the city's gay, lesbian and transgender community. The motion sponsored by Councilmembers Mike Martinez, Chris Riley and Laura Morrison would have the Arts Commission look into...
A new affordable housing apartment complex is set to begin construction. The project, dubbed William Cannon Place Apartments will use $22 million in bond money from the Travis County Housing Finance Corporation to build the project that will include 252 units in 13 three story...
Austin City Council will take up this week an amendment to the city code which would differentiate street performers and buskers from panhandlers. The Austin Music Commission is proposing the amendment to allow street performers including musicians, jugglers, acrobats and other...
UPDATE: Cedar Park Representative Tony Dale sits on the Committee for Child Protection and says lawmakers will also be watching the case to see if additional legislation is needed, "Obviously it's very disturbing. And I have confidence that the department there is going to...