Austin Local News

The owner of a local bicycle shop thinks the city council would be wasting its time if it looks at regulating bicycle helmets for adults... "Based on the number of helmet sales that we have, most adults that buy new bikes -- that are recreational cyclists -- buy a new helmet and...
In honor of african americans who were enslaved, Juneteenth recognizes the day they were set free. It's a day that travis county commissioner, Ron Davis says Juneteenth is officially, june 19th, but that isn't stopping the early festivities, including one celebration today at...
A Houston area lawmaker writes an amendment to end in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants. Congressman John Culberson says illegal immigrants shouldn't get a break in Texas when residents of Louisiana don't. "They are obviously entitled to education in our public...
People in western Travis and northern Hays County no longer need to boil their water, but the concern isn't over. The boil water notice was issued earlier this week after a water treatment transformer failed, and now that the transformer has been replaced and the water tested...
Officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority say they are waiting on a bacteria test to come back after some in western Travis and northern Hays Counties lost water over the past few days and are now under a boil water notice. Robert Cullick with the L-C-R-A says residents...
Two men are accused of trying to meet children for sex after meeting them online. Investigators with the Texas Attorney General's cyber crimes unit say 50-year-old Gary Wayne Bonorden showed up with wine coolers to an alleged sexual rendezvous with a 14-year old girl in Bastrop...
Live lobsters will no longer be offered at grocery stores operated by Whole Foods Market. The Austin-based natural-foods grocery chain today announced the sale of live lobsters and soft-shell crabs -- is inhumane. The stores will continue to stock frozen raw and cooked lobster...
A nationwide sweep leads to the arrest of nearly twenty-two hundred illegal immigrants, including more than a dozen here in Austin. U-S Immigration Customs and Enforcement spokeswoman Nina Pruneda says this is just the beginning. "We are going to going and doing more of these...
State and federal Guard officials today insisted the mission of ``Operation Jump Start'' is to support the Border Patrol -- not militarize the region. The update came today in Austin at Camp Mabry as training continues to send more National Guard troops to the U-S/Mexico border...