Austin Local News

Last year, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that calls for taking money from the Rainy Day Fund and putting it in a loan program for water projects. Austin State Representative Donna Howard says that was a huge step in the right direction, but more work is called...
7,800 freshman are arriving in Austin today and tomorrow to make U.T. Austin their new home. Freshman McKinzey Nissen is one of them. She says,"Both my parents went to U.T. and I've been hearing about it all my life, it's a great school and it seemed like a great choice."...
The Federal Government is tightening requirements for prescribing a popular painkiller. Beginning in October, doctors will be prevented from calling in hydrocodone prescriptions or getting automatic refills. That will force patients to come back for a new prescription, and more...
The 10th annual BatFest will take place Saturday on the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Thousands of people are expected to attend. More than 1.5 million bats are also expected to emerge at dusk. Despite the recent influx of bats with rabies found throughout Central Texas,...
A man authorities say beat his girlfriend with a belt buckle and rocks, then slit her throat with a box cutter, gets life in prison for the crime. Hays County Prosecutor Laura Garcia says 30-year-old Zane Barton isn't a nice guy. She says,"He did have a history with her,...
Perry's Austin Attorney David Botsford told the presiding judge they plan on asking for the two felony charges of Abuse of Power and Coercion against Perry to be dismissed. As he explained at his Monday press conference, Botsford plans to defend Perry's right to veto and his...
Austin Police Department is still searching for a suspect stealing high-end bicycles. In July, the Austin Police Department released surveillance photos of a Burglary suspect who stole multiple high-end bicycles from residences. Burglary activity decreased for a month, but has...
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...