Austin Local News

Representative David Liebowitz is filing a bill which would prohibit any home builder who has any illegal immigrants on the work site from taking advantage of the construction commission to settle disputes. He says builders would lose a cushy program which would put consumers at...
Austin city officials today are opening the doors on a store they hope will be a popular addition to the growing 2nd Street retail district. The Austin City Store will sell gifts with an Austin theme and works by local artists at Austin City Hall. “We’re selling things like...
As Williamson County is looking for a new Elections Administrator. Election Judges meet with commissioners to give their two cents on the standards the new administrator should be held to. Interim Administrator John Willingham says the poll workers say there was not enough...
Supporters of retiring State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos are having a party in his honor tonight at the Palmer Events Center. Barrientos, who served 21 years in the Texas Senate after serving 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, chose not to run for re-election and...
Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the suit against Vonage almost two years ago, after a Houston family couldn't call police during a home-invasion robbery where shots were being fired. Abbott charged Vonage wasn't telling people their service didn't include 9-1-1 service. Now...
An Anderson High School student is locked up, after reportedly admitting to officers she brought a switchblade to school. A.I.S.D. Police arrest Natalie Rose Latorre, 18, yesterday afternoon at Anderson High. According to court records, an officer who was detaining Latorre for...
The Austin City Council is not taking any action to stop a proposed Wal-Mart at Northcross Mall. More than 200 people who live near the mall attended last night's City Council meeting to show their opposition to the project, and to request that the Council vote to suspend the...
In response to complaints from the nation’s largest state medical association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has agreed to suspend its controversial new physician rating system. Representatives of the Texas Medical Association and Blue Cross will meet Friday, December 15...
The Austin City Council unanimously approved new rules for so-called "big box" retail outlets. The rules will require a special permit, called a conditional-use permit, for stores larger than 100,000 square feet. The city will hold a public hearing for new stores before granting...