Austin Local News

Austin is fertile ground for business, and right now that business is the startup. According to new numbers from the Kauffman Foundation, Austin tops every other major metropolitan area in the nation when it comes to the number of new startups. The data shows that for every 100,...
Schoolteacher Breaion King was arrested in 2015 during a traffic stop. Dashcam footage was released in July of 2016, showing King being thrown to the ground twice by Officer Brian Richter, but that footage never reached the desk of Chief Art Acevedo until its release this year...
Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Organizers said the sex toys were used Wednesday to mock what they...
Weather permitting, construction crews will close southbound Loop 1 at Loop 360 for bridge work tonight, August 24. Beginning at 8 p.m.: Southbound Loop 1 traffic will be reduced to one lane at Loop 360 Southbound Loop 1 ramp to southbound Loop 360 will be closed Northbound...
Austin Police say David McKinley, 25, was charged for killing a woman an an illegal game room in North Austin earlier this month. Police say David McKinley started shooting in that game room on Wagon Trail after trying to rob the place, killing a woman and injuring two others...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has lifted the Parks Burning Restriction within all City parkland thanks to recent wet weather. The Department is committed to protecting the City’s parks and surrounding communities. The Department will continue monitoring...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has re-opened Barton Creek Greenbelt. After continually monitoring the safety of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has made the decision to re-open it for public use today, Wednesday, August 24, 2016...
Central Health has pitched its proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, and among its ideas, a fairly sharp spike in the amount of money you'd pay each year for property taxes. The plan stretches far beyond one or two years, however. Claiming a potential loss of $20 million in...
The state's campus carry law took effect on August 1. Despite that, the calls to ban guns on the University of Texas campus continue, and beginning Wednesday a weeks-long protest will get underway. Albeit a very unconventional style of protest. It's called ' Cocks Not Glocks'...