Austin Local News

Heavy rain today soaked parts of North Texas and swamped some vehicles in the Dallas area. Scattered high water road closures were reported. Dozens of flights were delayed or canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Authorities also blamed the pounding rain for a...
Officials with the state comptroller's office say five business owners are accused of tobacco tax law violations. R.J. De Silva with the Comptroller's office says one of the cases involves a Central Texas man. He says Tariq Majeed was indicted last week by the Travis County...
The Austin City Council has wrapped up work on next year’s $2.5 billion city budget by making a few last-minute additions. Because of newly-released figures from the Travis Central Appraisal District, the budget includes about $1 million more in property tax revenue than the...
A state lawmaker says it's wrong for the state to spend tax dollars to convince taxpayers to support toll roads. San Antonio State Representative David Leibowitz says it's not right for the state to spend your tax dollars to get you to back toll roads. He says if a school...
A state lawmaker says his children’s health insurance reform bill is working. State Representative Sylvester Turner hoped that thousands more children would get signed up for the CHIP program when he passed a CHIP reform bill, and that is exactly what is happening. Turner says...
The City of Austin begins today the naming process for the recently opened 21-acre downtown park west of the Palmer Events Center between Riverside Drive and Barton Springs Road. Today’s announcement begins a 90-day period for public discussion about possible names for the park...
Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis is recovering from injuries he got in a car wreck last week. Details about the wreck are now being released. According to the Judge, he was traveling from Dallas on I-35 Wednesday morning when a car hydro-planned, sending his pick-up down an...
A posting on the web site "Craig's List" warns of an Internet site that promotes and even rates Austin prostitutes. The posting on "Craig's List" ID's the site as "RAPS," or "the Ratings and Posting Society for Escort Reviews" of something called "ASPD." A visit to their website...
Sunset Valley police are looking for two men in connecting to an alleged indecent encounter inside a local Ross department store. Detective Phillip Tso with Sunset Valley police says store surveillance footage shows the two men cornering the girl and making lewd and sexual...