Austin Local News

So far, only one "town-hall" type meeting has been held in regards to the billion dollar road and rail proposition. More than 200 people from across Austin showed up to get answers. One of those people in attendance was Steve Speir. He says this issue has been hastily pushed to...
As part of Hunger Action Month, the Capital Area Food Bank is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about hunger in the U.S. The Food Bank's Paul Gaither says there's a growing need to help the hungry right here in Central Texas. He says,"The food bank...
Residents are still expressing their anger over a late night vote to purchase more so called 'green' power after the city council sends everyone home for the event. Environmental Activist Paul Robbins says they are taking the vote before all the information is in about the...
A new type of business is set to open in Austin and could improve your dining experience, whether it's at your favorite restaurant...or in your home. Freggies, a Seattle-based company, provides fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Franchise owner, Troy Shepherd, says once you...
In early August, the Austin Police Department received several reports of suspicious activity in South Austin neighborhoods. Each of the incidents varied slightly, but most residents reported that a male subject would ring their doorbell or knock on their door and ask for gas...
Austin police are wrapping up a holiday no-refusal event--arresting suspected drunk drivers and getting warrants for their blood if necessary. They remain on the hunt for several felony offenders. These faces are wanted by Austin police for felony DWI offenses. If any of them...
The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations. Gifts...
The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening arguments in Corpus Christi in a lawsuit led...
The Leander teen convicted for sexually assaulting a 4 year old boy at a Cedar Park day care will get a different judge to decide if he should get a new trial. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas is allowing Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield to recuse himself from Greg Kelley...