Austin Local News

The intersection of FM 1660 and 973 in Williamson county was closed for several hours yesterday after a deadly explosion at local fuel recycling center "Fuel Blenders". One man died after a welding accident. Reports are that the man, 52 year old Casey Allan Teague was repairing...
The director of a shuttered camp for troubled youth is suing Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn claiming she targeted the camp for her own political gain. The suit filed last week in federal court in Austin also names nine other state officials. Betty Lou Gaines is the former...
Officials with the Austin I-S-D say they can cut fuel costs by adding a plug-in hybrid, diesel-electric school bus to the district's fleet. The bus is expected to cost about $210,000, but Mark Kapner with Austin Energy, the district's electricity supplier, says the cost of the...
Governor Rick Perry called today for special election to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by former Congressman Tom DeLay. The special election will be November 7th, the same day as the general election. DeLay resigned in June and his term would have expired in January. The...
Someone claims to be keying S-U-Vs in Austin, in the name of environmental defense. An anonymous post to "craigs-list-dot-org" Sunday night makes the claim, saying that five S-U-Vs had been damaged in the Highland Mall parking lot over the weekend. Tom Smith, with the group "...
She claimed to be a big lottery winner, but she wound up winning a trip to jail. Police reports indicate 40-year-old Patricia Addams tried to pass a check for nearly $3000, claiming she had won a prize in the Switzerland International Lottery. The check was drawn on a nationally...
Passenger traffic is on the rise at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and A.B.I.A. spokesman, Jim Holbrook says, "The increase in passenger traffic has motivated airlines to increase frequency and aircraft size to six non-stop destinations coast-to-coast." Among the...
The City of Austin is moving to annex some homes west of Lake Austin that have been excluded from the city limits for years. Some homes near the lake have been deliberately left out of the city limits because of the difficulty and expense of providing basic city services to the...
Police at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport bust a man trying to carry a switchblade aboard a plane. Screeners found the knife in a carry-on bag at a security checkpoint heading toward the boarding gates at ABIA yesterday morning. Aviation Police arrest 20-year-old David...