Austin Local News

When Matthew Pope became principal of Simon Middle School three years ago, data showed nearly half of his student body was overweight, obese or not meeting healthy cardiovascular benchmarks. "The data was dramatic," he said "It really hit home." Since then Pope has instituted a...
View the link to Bergstrom Expressway here. 183 between 290 and Hwy 71 was built when LBJ was president. When 183 was built in the late 60s you could fit Austin's population in about two DKR stadiums. Today you'd need almost nine stadiums and in that fifty years no improvements...
Three people were rescued from inside a vehicle which stalled out after being partially submerged in flood water on Old San Antonio Road at Slaughter Creek in Southpark Meadows. The Austin Fire Department was able to help all three people to safety. AFD staffed extra resources...
State officials have identified a pilot who died in a small plane crash in Central Texas. The Department of Public Safety says 63-year-old Daniel Disbrow of Magnolia died when his plane crashed Sunday in Lee County near Elgin. The National Transportation Safety Board will...
Police say they were investigating a man now accused of attempting to exploit children by having a 17-year-old pose as a 6th grade student months ago, but delayed the case because a detective was on medical leave. The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://bit.ly/1toX2QT ) that...
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://bit.ly/1xnHZt6 ) that Abbott called the president's executive...
Three people were rescued from a car at a flooded low-water crossing south of the Southpark Meadows shopping center in South Austin, according to the Austin Fire Department. A crew with the department was able to rescue all three people inside the submerged vehicle at 10131 Old...
More than 1,000 families in Austin picked up everything they need for a thanksgiving meal and it was all free of charge. Outreach ministry El Buen Samaritano teamed up with several local churches to provide Thanksgiving care packages to families who otherwise could not afford it...
BURNET COUNTY, Texas -- The Lower Colorado River Authority in Texas opened a floodgate at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls due to heavy rain in the area Saturday afternoon. However, water release from Lake Marble Falls has been suspended for now as hydrologists continue to watch...