Austin Local News

School districts are monitoring the weather and making decisions about classes for Thursday. Some are closing for the day, others are delaying school by two hours. Closures: Austin ISD Eanes ISD Manor ISD Pflugerville ISD Del Valle ISD Lake Travis ISD Hays CISD Leander ISD Round...
A strong cold front will sweep through the area late this afternoon and evening. Arctic air behind the front will quickly drop temperatures 20-25 degrees, with further cooling to near freezing by midnight. An upper level disturbance and moist Gulf Air will combine to produce...
The slick roads, along with fog, could already be a deadly mixture in Central Texas. Investigators are figuring out if weather played a role in a traffic fatality this morning in West Travis County. Highway 71 was closed for hours due to a fatality accident. The wreck involved...
Travis County Commissioners are pushing back on plans to build SH 45 Southwest. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty has been trying to get the project, approved by voters 20 years ago, back on track. But Commissioner Brigid Shea says the toll road agency needs to be more honest about...
Austin music legends Marcia Ball and Shelley King headline a tenth anniversary birthday party for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians tonight. HAAM community relations director Olga Campos says thanks to generous donations and corporate sponsorships- HAAM has been providing...
Central Texas' non-profit community is gearing up for the city-wide day of philanthropy...the third annual Amplify Austin this Thursday and Friday. Tom Spencer executive director of "I Live Here I Give Here"... says since he started Amplify Austin..the community has really...
A foggy morning is still causing problems at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Numerous flights have been delayed and canceled for most of the day. Many people are showing up to the airport only to find out that their flight is either delayed or canceled. The best advice...
The superintendent of a Central Texas school district says a teacher has been placed on administrative leave following accusations the employee made a racial comment to students in the classroom. The Smithville district's superintendent says an investigation earlier this week...
Around Austin, many are preparing for South by Southwest, but there will be changes compared to previous years. "We're hoping that it will be a safer event," said Bill Manno, special events program manager with the City of Austin. In 2014, a man drove through a barricade into a...