Austin Local News

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-...
The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect believed to have committed a robbery of a business at the HEB located at 11521 FM 620 Rd. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. The suspect entered the business, waited in the customer...
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors. The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also...
The Austin Fire Department is trying to track down a suspected arsonist that set several fires at a new building along Spicewood Springs Road. Lieutenant Randy Elmore says the Texas Board of Realtors building is under construction right now, "We got a call on August 16th about 6...
With the Ringling Bros. Circus in town, you can expect to see some animal rights groups protesting later today. Rally organizers with Action for Animals are expecting 150 people to attend the rally in protest of cruelty to animals. Officials for the gathering are calling on the...
The deadline to file to run for Austin City Council has passed. The city reports 78 people have filed to secure a place on the ballot. Under the new 10-1 system voters will elect one person from the district they live in and a mayor at large. Voters approved changing the city's...