Austin Local News

Texas Republican Sentator John Cornyn in Austin today as Google rolls out a coding introduction program at the Ann Richards School. Cornyn says schools across the state need to catch up the technical demands of the 21st Century and coding programs like this help. "The skills...
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently conducted a speed study to reduce the speed limit on FM 1660 North between US 79 and Cottonwood Drive to 30 MPH. In addition, the study included reducing the speed from Cottonwood Drive to Mager Lane to 45 MPH within the...
A dangerous combination of high winds, low humidity, and very dry vegetation puts fire officials in Central Texas on high alert Monday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning against any outdoor burning while the...
A man is dead following a shooting by an Austin Police officer in Northeast Austin. Shortly before 10 AM Austin Police received several 9-1-1 calls about a young black male who was in various states of undress while acting aggressively and erratically. Assistant Austin Police...
AUSTIN, TEXAS – One of the fastest growing airports in the country continues its growth spurt. For the fifth consecutive year, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has set a new record for annual traffic with 11.9 million passengers. 11,897,959 flew Austin in 2015, up 11...
AUSTIN – The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation today announced that an interactive exhibit of Jordan’s life will be on display on the ground floor of the Texas Capitol Rotunda through Saturday, Feb. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public. On February 21, Jordan would...
Austin tax dollars are being spent on a program to teach Austin School District parents how to be better parents. AISD wants to hire some new Parent Support Specialists as part of a taxpayer-funded program to help parents of at-risk kids finish school. Austin City Council member...
Ethics complaints are filed against the group circulating the Recall Ann Kitchen petition. The Austin Monitor reports that Austin Attorney Fred Lewis filed four complaints naming Austin 4 All PAC, Rachel Kania, Tori Moreland, and Joe Basel in the complaints for raising and...
A dangerous combination of high winds, low humidity, and very dry vegetation puts fire officials in Central Texas on high alert Monday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning against any outdoor burning while the...