Austin Local News

The Senate Public Education Committee is considering three bills that would allow for state-funded school vouchers. It's something that's drawn the ire of the the Coalition for Public Schools. The group sent the following letter to the Committee Chairman Senator Larry Taylor:...
As national unrest swells over police officers not indicted in high-profile shootings, a Texas House panel is trying to calm public concerns that prosecutors who investigate officer-involved incidents are biased. Parents of children shot by Texas law enforcement officers told...
A new report out today shows Austin is a power player when it comes to solar energy. Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger says thanks to a boom in solar panel installations around town...Austin had a 62 percent growth in its solar power generation. Metzger says hundreds of...
Investigators say the driver of a pickup truck was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer that slammed into construction beams along a busy interstate in Central Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the 32-year-old Arlington man died when a beam fell onto...
AFD has received money to buy eight additional inflatable boats to put at fire stations to handle evacuations. When the Onion Creek floods happened Halloween 2013, Austin Fire Department had only four boats, which is how many they have today. But, the boats are currently in the...
Over six thousand athletes descend on Austin starting today...it's Texas Relays time again. That means some twenty thousand spectators are here for the four day event that ties in with an Urban Music Festival at Auditorium Shores Friday and Saturday. Expect heavier than normal...
Georgetown will soon begin operating its own ambulance service later this year. A report in the Statesman says the Georgetown City Council voted unanimously to start the ambulances rolling in October. Williamson County EMS had been serving Georgetown with 19 ambulances stationed...
First responders gather in Taylor again this morning...they're learning how to handle a train wreck. A locomotive, a chlorine tanker and a rolling classroom...are giving emergency crews from Travis and Williamson County intensive training on how to better control leaks and...
If one Austin lawmaker has her way...A thousand 18-wheelers a day would be able to get off I-35... and use SH-130 to go the fifty four miles through the Austin area and save forty five dollars in tolls. Austin State Rep. Celia Israel, who sits on the transportation committee...