Austin Local News

AUSTIN, TEXAS – One of the fastest growing airports in the country continues its growth spurt. For the fifth consecutive year, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has set a new record for annual traffic with 11.9 million passengers. 11,897,959 flew Austin in 2015, up 11...
AUSTIN – The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation today announced that an interactive exhibit of Jordan’s life will be on display on the ground floor of the Texas Capitol Rotunda through Saturday, Feb. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public. On February 21, Jordan would...
Austin tax dollars are being spent on a program to teach Austin School District parents how to be better parents. AISD wants to hire some new Parent Support Specialists as part of a taxpayer-funded program to help parents of at-risk kids finish school. Austin City Council member...
Ethics complaints are filed against the group circulating the Recall Ann Kitchen petition. The Austin Monitor reports that Austin Attorney Fred Lewis filed four complaints naming Austin 4 All PAC, Rachel Kania, Tori Moreland, and Joe Basel in the complaints for raising and...
A dangerous combination of high winds, low humidity, and very dry vegetation puts fire officials in Central Texas on high alert Monday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning against any outdoor burning while the...
The Austin Police Department needs you help identifying the man who brazenly stole cash from the back room of an East Austin coffee shop last week. The owners of Wright Bros. Brew and Brew say a man wearing a green jacket walked through the bar and private event room before...
Hiring in America slowed down in January, with government data released Friday showing the economy added 151,000 jobs — less than the blockbuster growth of recent months but enough to keep the recovery on solid ground. The data also showed a 2.5 percent spike in wages over the...
The Taylor City Council is considering an ordinance to tackle a problem that has dogged the town for years: street repair. According to the Austin American-Statesman, about 60 miles of Taylor’s 105 miles of streets are rated in poor condition, according to an engineering study...
The Texas D.O.T. is getting ready to close parts of I-35 in both directions for several nights, starting tonight. Crews are demolishing the old Yarington Road Bridge just North of San Marcos and South of Kyle. The closure will run from 8pm to 5am starting tonight and finishing...