Austin Local News

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition has launched One Key ATX. Veterans make up roughly 12 percent of the estimated homeless population in Austin. Mayor Steve Adler says he'd like every homeless veteran to be in an apartment by the end of the year. He says the 231 homeless...
A community activist who advocates for videotaping Austin police in action is being considered as a candidate to serve on the Commission that oversees police, fire and EMS. District 6 Council member Don Zimmerman's office has been talking to Antonio Buehler about serving on that...
The leaders of a Central Texas utility company say its operations are more transparent years after ratepayers discovered excessive pay for executives, their relatives and no-show employees. A turning point for Pedernales Electric Cooperative was a 2007 protest by members that...
The protests over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltmore have spread to Austin. A protest got underway at Palm Park Friday night. Hundreds deep marched to the Congress Street bridge chanting "Austin stands with Baltimore." Carrying signs and defiantly chanting, the...
Protesters gathered at Lady Bird Lake as part of an organized rally Saturday to voice their opposition to a flyover and to proposed toll lanes along Texas State Highway Loop 1. Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner, leads the fight against the express toll lanes. She organized...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A large group of protesters marched through downtown Austin on Friday evening, shutting down the Congress Avenue Bridge and access to Interstate 35 at some points. The protests come in response to the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore, and other police...
STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain who tragically lost her life when she fell off of a hoist earlier this week will be laid to rest today. Travis County EMS officials say the funeral will dramatically effect traffic along 620. All lanes of traffic (in both directions) from 411 S...
More than 400 Texas schools have been recognized for improvements at campuses where at least 40 percent of the students are considered low income. The Texas Education Agency on Thursday identified this year's high-performing and/or high-progress Title I reward schools. Results...
An Austin man is charged with nine counts of animal abuse after finding 14 severely underweight Greyhounds in his care that he was supposed to be training to race. Detective Tim Divens says a woman in Florida sent Darwin Plummer the dogs and paid him $2100 a month over several...