Austin Local News

The Frank Ervin Center is making way for a medical school. A new arena to replace the aging Frank Erwin Center is likely six to eight years away. That's what UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson says. The new Dell Medical School will sit where the Erwin Center is now, but UT...
Texas high school senior drivers are more drug impaired than alcohol impaired. That's according to a self-reported survey of teen drivers who say they're driving more under the influence of drugs than booze. The Texas Secondary School Survey found that in the last 20 years,...
Texas Department of Transportation is conducting an open house to learn what drivers think ought to be done about the congestion on the road. TxDOT is concerned about the stretch of road from SH-45 to Posey Road in San Marcos. TxDot is also considering adding diverging diamond...
Attorney General Greg Abbott's appeal of the unconstitutional verdict in the School Finance trial is having an impact. It's mostly being felt politically according to the Plaintiffs in the case. State Senator Wendy Davis has made Abbott's position in the School Finance trial a...
The Austin school district has been awarded nearly $350,000 in federal funding for improvements to fine arts education. The U.S. Department of Education grant will fund three new hires in theater and dance. It will also support professional development in elementary music...
Attorney General Greg Abbott's appeal of the unconstitutional verdict in the School Finance Trial comes as no surprise to the plaintiffs in the case. David Hinojosa represents the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in the case. He says,"The public school...
The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor are tearing into each other over tax and immigration policy. Republican Dan Patrick, a Houston tea party darling, is favored in November. That means Democrat Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio has the most to gain...
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Red Bird Trail & Dove Lane in Kyle, in reference to a deceased person found lying adjacent to the roadway. The victim has been identified but his identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified. A...
This morning University of Texas Police Department were out in full effect--with the new bike unit. They're decked out in bright blue and are targeting specific areas of campus as needed. UTPD Chief David Carter says one of the components of having a safe community is to be...