Austin Local News

The Austin Independent School District has a new superintendent. The Board of Trustees met Monday night. On their agenda: making the Interim-Superintendent permanent. After a unanimous vote, Dr. Paul Cruz formally accepted the offer . During their public comments, one of the...
Police and community members addressed Austin's Human Rights Commission Monday evening, focusing on the police department's cultural and race training. Depending on who you ask, a person's race may or may not play a factor in what happens when pulled over by an Austin police...
Tonight, the Human Rights Commission will be hearing from the citizen's review panel, as well as the public, to discuss issues related to Austin Police Department. The group reviews critical incidents that occur...in collaboration with the Austin Police Department. Austin Police...
When the winter storm hits the Northeast coast, flights will get cancelled or delayed having a ripple effect across the nation, including Central Texas. Already, Austin Bergstrom Airport is reporting that more than a dozen flights have been cancelled. ABIA officials advise...
Hundreds of bikers gathered at the Capitol today to bring lawmakers attention to issues that affect nearly half-a-million registered motorcyclists in Texas. Jason Hill is with US Defenders, a grass-roots organization.He has three main issues he wants lawmakers to deal with. One...
Scientists who work with artifical intelligence are in Austin this week showing off their accomplishments. One such accomplishment is a computer called Cepheus which has trained itself to play hold 'em poker so well, it's nearly perfect and unbeatable. Sounds fun, but that same...
The good news is there were fewer traffic deaths in 2014, down 75 from 80 in 2013. The bad news is we've already seen seven fatalities this month. Austin police tie deaths to speeding, distracted driving, and driving while intoxicated. Police have launced traffic safety...
A federal judge will soon decide if an Austin ordinance aimed at ending one form of housing discrimination can stay in effect. The Austin Apartment Association requested the hearing on a Preliminary Injunction on Austin's Source of Income ordinance. It begins at the Federal...
Austin is putting a limit on this year’s festival season sound permits and hours. This was something South By Southwest Director Roland Swenson had concerns about. “…that they have a limit to how many they give out”, he said in October. Swenson says he’s not against the city...