Austin Local News

Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, is now playing for a very limited engagement at Bass Concert Hall. The cast stopped by for a chat:
City of Austin leaders announce a bold comprehensive plan to help alleviate congestion. It includes short, medium and long-term solutions. The city's traffic congestion action plan strives to reduce congestion... by getting traffic to flow as smoothly as possible within existing...
University of Texas Provost Gregory Fenves has been named the sole finalist for school president after a months-long search for a leader. Fenves would succeed Bill Powers, who was pressured to resign after years of clashes with some board members and former Chancellor Francisco...
A Central Texas taxidermist has pleaded guilty to illegally selling horns from an endangered black rhinoceros. The U.S. Department of Justice says John A. Brommel of Austin pleaded guilty Thursday in Waco to knowingly selling a black rhino's horns to non-Texas residents. The 55-...
Thursday afternoon, there was a geyser on Spectrum Drive in North Austin...a big water main break right next to the Metro Rail line. John Julitz with Cap Metro says the water did some damage to the tracks. "That water is impacting the ballast, the rock that supports the...
The day after Thanksgiving last year, a man fired more than 100 rounds at multiple downtown buildings, including APD headquarters. According to a map found in his car, he had dozens more targets. The sergeant credited with stopping the rampage is back at work. On Thursday...
Police have found the body of a college student who was reported missing following a spring break trip to South Texas. South Padre Island police on Thursday morning located the body of 20-year-old Jordan Britten of Killeen in a marshy area. No cause of death was immediately...
The Senate Public Education Committee is considering three bills that would allow for state-funded school vouchers. It's something that's drawn the ire of the the Coalition for Public Schools. The group sent the following letter to the Committee Chairman Senator Larry Taylor:...
As national unrest swells over police officers not indicted in high-profile shootings, a Texas House panel is trying to calm public concerns that prosecutors who investigate officer-involved incidents are biased. Parents of children shot by Texas law enforcement officers told...