Austin Local News

High school footbAll without the band? That's the concern for at least one school district. A requirement for a million dollars liability policy has state and local administrators scrambling to find a solution before the season kicks off next week. The Cedar Park marching band...
One of Austin's most wanted drug dealers has been arrested and taken off the streets. APD's Metro Tactical Team believes 28-year-old Keith Lamont Johnson, otherwise known as "Fatty," had been selling large quantities of crack cocaine downtown for at least the past four years...
On any given weekend during the summer, the San Marcos River is full of people floating on inner tubes, drinking and having a good time. On holiday weekends the crowds come close to doubling. This Labor Day weekend, two events had planned to bring thousands more to the river for...
While the majority of Central Texas school districts will keep their tax rates flat, increasing home values — up nearly 11 percent in the Austin district — will mean fatter tax bills for the average homeowners in each district. In Austin, the $877.6 million operating budget for...
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has granted five new open-enrollment charters in Texas, including one in Austin and one in San Marcos. According to the Texas Education Agency: Those approved by the Commissioner include Beta Academy (Houston) High Point Academy (...
The City of Austin's Animal Services Office and the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is working to identify a young boy approximately 6-years old who came in contact with a bat that has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred on Aug. 18 around...
Some Texas veterans are eligible to receive a discounted or free home through a relatively new program. Janie Taylor with the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation says the nationwide initiative was started by Bank of America, which donates foreclosed homes. Taylor says the...
For thousands of uninsured Texans who have gone through a qualifying life event like marriage, the birth of a child, moving or obtaining citizenship, a special enrollment period has been set up. Mimi Garcia with Enroll America says they can sign up for coverage through the...
The “Let’s Go Austin” PAC, formed to campaign for Austin’s planned November rail and roads bond proposition, announced today that it will formally kick off its fall campaign . “Let’s Go Austin” campaign manager Lynda Rife said the event will mark the beginning of an intense 3-...