Austin Local News

Sterlin McGruder has been appointed by Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees as principal of the new Single-Sex School for Young Men for District 1 in Northeast Austin. The attendance area for Garcia and Pearce middle schools will be combined to facilitate the design of two, single-sex...
Two data sources compiled the latest information about home sales and values in the Austin market and suggests some plateauing in what had been a longstanding upward sales trajectory. The Austin Board of Realtors said sales in July dropped 3 percent compared with the same month...
Earlier this month, City Council Member Chris Riley cut a check for $7,294.87 to cover unpaid property taxes on his downtown Austin home. The Travis Central Appraisal District determined he owed those taxes after an anonymous complaint was filed in June, accusing Riley of...
In the near future, you may no longer have to wait in line to use the men's or women's room. A proposed city-wide ordinance would make all business, single occupancy bathrooms, "gender neutral." Some businesses around town already have unisex bathrooms. None of them wanted to...
As unrest in Ferguson, Missouri raged on into day 12, protesters in Austin and across the country held what they called a "National Day of Rage." The rallies were to raise awareness after the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police...
A single-engine plane in Fredericksburg has crashed this afternoon at Gillespie County Airport about 800 feet from the runway. Airport manager Roger Hanson says the pilot broke both his ankles. There were no passengers. The plane is registered in Denton.
Monday, August 25, 2014 marks the beginning of a new school year for Austin area children. With over 97,000 children enrolled in Austin public and private schools, the Austin Police Department will be focusing its efforts toward the goal of providing a safe environment where...
Governor Perry's legal defense team goes on the offensive striking down rumors that he cut the Public Integrity Unit's budget to stop an investigation into the State's controversial Cancer Research and Prevention Institute. On a conference call this morning, Lead Attorney Tony...
Today, Williamson County officials joined the Texas Department of Transportation as they proudly hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the O’Connor Drive extension and State Highway 45 interchange in Round Rock. “This important mobility project has been years...