Austin Local News

Latinitas, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering Latina youth through technology and media, is hosting its first Code Chica Conference. Girls and teens at the conference will receive lessons in code languages, brainstorm a project to apply such skills and then will...
The Fairmont Austin, the first hotel providing direct access to the Austin Convention Center, has secured financing and will break ground on November 3, 2014. Developer Manchester Texas Financial Group (MTFG) secured project financing from Colony Capital, LLC for its $370...
Travis County Sheriff's are investigating a disturbance at the Churchill Crossing apartments on Thermal near Wells Branch. According to Roger Wade with the Sheriff's Office, Deputy's found a man injured in the parking lot and sent him to the hospital. He says they don't believe...
A toddler has become the third person to die following gunfire at a Central Texas home blamed on the child's father. The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday said the death of the girl, Azareyh Owens, was a homicide. The child was found wounded Monday at a...
The developer of a Fairmont convention hotel planned for downtown Austin has obtained financing for the project, clearing the way for the $370 million luxury hotel to break ground next month and add more than 1,000 rooms to the market. Los Angeles-based Colony Capital LLC will...
The Waller Creek Tunnel Project has had its ups and downs. One "up" is that it promises to prevent flooding in 29 acres of downtown by running water from the creek to Lady Bird Lake, complete with a new boathouse and innovative park design that creates more open space. Even with...
The upcoming Formula One United States Grand Prix is expected to increase passenger traffic levels above the norm at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Arriving passenger traffic is expected to be busiest Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31. Post-race departing passenger...
Capital Metro has finalized plans for the upcoming 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and Fan Fest events, and will again be offering extended train service all weekend long. In addition, longer late-night service will be offered on MetroRail and MetroRapid, and Night Owl...
O Negative type blood supplies are dangerously low. The Blood Center of Central Texas officials say they have a shortage of type O negative blood due to a high number of recent emergencies in the region. They are calling for you to donate blood as soon as possible. To donate you...