Austin Local News

The City has reached its cap on Spring Festival Special Event permit applications and is no longer accepting new requests for Temporary Use, Temporary Change of Use, and 24-hour/96-hour Amplified Music Permits for outdoor temporary events. This year, Austin Center for Events (...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's board membership is under scrutiny with Travis County Commissioners Court. Commissioner Brigid Shea says most CTRMA board members have real estate backgrounds and that's tantamount to cronyism in her book. "There's only been a...
The Mopac Improvement Project has been plagued by problems since the beginning, most of which have revolved around repeated delays on the part of the contractor, CH2M Hill. The project was designed to improve mobility, manage congestion, and improve emergency response, among...
By the next Austin City Council meeting, they'll either have to decide to adopt an ordinance next week on TNCs or decide to have a May election. Uber and Lyft have threatened to leave Austin if the council makes fingerprinting mandatory. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the council...
Juan Carlos Aguero, 36, whose last known address in 2002 was in Round Rock was formally extradited to the United States pursuant to an Extradition Order issued from a Mexican Judicial Officer. Aguero was sought pursuant to a provisional request from the United States upon...
Some residents in South Austin who signed the Ann Kitchen recall petition want to pull their names off of it. There is an affidavit you can fill out to withdraw your name from the Kitchen petition but you'll have to have it notarized . Word coming from Tom Nuckols of the Barton...
So who is behind the petition to recall District 5 Austin City Councilmember Ann Kitchen? It's certainly not RideSharing Works For Austin, who released a statement saying they do not support the recall petition even though they are at odds with Kitchen over regulations for Uber...
As the number of rock attacks on cars along I-35 continues to approach 60 since 2014, the Austin Police Department continues to struggle in solving the problem. Not a single arrest has been made in any of the rock-throwing incidents, which now span the I-35 corridor from South...
By unanimous vote, the AISD school board opts to make some changes to its teacher evaluation system, including how much emphasis is placed on standardized test scores, like the STAAR. The new appraisal system, which is set to be implemented in the fall, will base 10% of the...