Austin Local News

Hundreds of Texas districts, some in Central Texas, face paying for about 31-thousand students expected to return to school after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The storm slammed the Gulf coast last August. The (M) millions of dollars in federal funding that Texas schools...
Skies over rain-soaked El Paso were cloudy but little rain fell by early this evening. The area has been hit all week by storms that forced hundreds from swamped mountainside neighborhoods and caused flash floods and rocks slides. While there's been no significant rain so far...
State investigators have cited Exxon Mobil for a January oil spill at the company's Baytown refinery. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials say the company failed to disclose in a timely manner details of a storage tank leak that coated a nearby public housing...
The Hutto Economic Development Corporation -- the group charged with attracting new business and industry to town -- has passed a resolution that expresses its disapproval of a possible plan to run some large steel electric transmission towers and power lines through what is now...
More than 100 firefighters were called out to battle the flames at the Georgian Apartment complex overnight, as fire ripped through one building at the complex damaging 20 apartments. The Red Cross was called out to help find about 30 people places to stay because their...
Officials at the U-T Department of Astronomy are thinking some lights seen in the sky this week were part of a meteor shower. This woman says it was fascinating. "I was going south to north and it looked like lightning and that's what I thought it was," she said. "I saw a...
A reward that was posted by the family of the slain Esther's Follies juggler Warren Ryder Schwartz is pending a conviction of his killer. Bill Schwartz, Warren Ryder's father, says they are willing to pay any reward that is justified but he doesn't think the Austin Police...
Officials at the U-T Department of Astronomy are thinking some lights seen in the sky this week were part of a meteor shower. This woman says it was fascinating. "I was going south to north and it looked like lightning and that's what I thought it was," she said. "I saw a...
The Red Cross of Central Texas paves the road to recovery for those starting from scratch after the five alarm fire last night. "Fortunately the apartment management has a sister property that does have some availability for people to move in," Red Cross of Central Texas...