Austin Local News

The study reflects rapid growth. Mark Madrid, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber says currently Hispanic businesses number between 25 and 29-thousand, but in a few years that's expected to change dramatically. “Through the study, we have a projection,...
(from ABoR) According to the October 2014 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales soared 16 percent year-over year to 2,403 single-family home sales, the largest year-over-year increase in home sales to...
Almost two years ago, the New Braunfels Police Department received a report that a girl was being touched inappropriately by an adult man acquaintance during a two year period. The victim identified the suspect as Jody Ray Herry, 48, of New Braunfels. After the initial incident...
The Human Rights Commission will hear more about a plan to create a municipal I.D. card. Greg Casar with 'Recognize Austin', the group pushing the idea of creating the card, says it could be used by anyone regardless of their immigration or gender status to identify themselves...
The Austin City Council has adopted a controversial new policy for dealing with nuisance coyotes. Residents near Blund Creek were worried coyotes were being punished for exhibiting normal coyote behavior. David Lundstead and Larry Tucker with the city's Animal Advisory...
Housing Authority of the City of Austin is partnering up with Google Fiber to give free basic service to any resident now living on a HACA property and they could get that service free for ten years. It's part of an initiative called Unlock The Connection. Google is also...
When Matthew Pope became principal of Simon Middle School three years ago, data showed nearly half of his student body was overweight, obese or not meeting healthy cardiovascular benchmarks. "The data was dramatic," he said "It really hit home." Since then Pope has instituted a...
View the link to Bergstrom Expressway here. 183 between 290 and Hwy 71 was built when LBJ was president. When 183 was built in the late 60s you could fit Austin's population in about two DKR stadiums. Today you'd need almost nine stadiums and in that fifty years no improvements...
Three people were rescued from inside a vehicle which stalled out after being partially submerged in flood water on Old San Antonio Road at Slaughter Creek in Southpark Meadows. The Austin Fire Department was able to help all three people to safety. AFD staffed extra resources...