Austin Local News

Happy birthday today to the nation's oldest living former first lady. Lady Bird Johnson is 94. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the Austin area drew renewed attention in June. University of Texas System regents voted to accept the donation of the 283-acre center and...
AISD School Board Member Rudy Montoya, who resigned in September, is expected to return to the board until a special election in May. Gavino Fernandez, Deputy Austin Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), says they met with Board President Mark...
A task force assembled by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has come up with several proposals to improve the operations of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. That group, known as CAMPO, is responsible for setting the long-range transportation priorities...
State Representative Mark Strama, D-Austin, has filed a bill requiring that patients with certain medical conditions will have access to restrooms when they're out in public. The bill will require stores and businesses that don't have public restrooms to allow customers to use...
The weather outside is frightful in Denver, causing holiday travelers in Austin some holly, jolly transportation headaches. Annie Peng was supposed to fly through Denver on her way to Seattle with her daughter and two grandchildren. That flight was cancelled, tacking on an...
US Marshals and Austin Police keep watch for a Florida fugitive they thought was holed up in a Motel Six near I-35 and Rundberg this morning. "And he was met by an armed presence of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and arrested without incident," Deputy US Marshal Hector Gomez...
An FFC vote this morning could cut off most of the funding for Austin's Public Access Television Station. The new rules on video franchising would put a 5% cap on fees that Time Warner cable would have to pay the city of Austin. PACT Communications Director Stephan Wray says...
In response to the shortage of doctors and nurses in Central Texas, Seton Hospital and local educators plan the opening of a clinical education center in Austin. It's called the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge. Charles Barnett, president and CEO of the Seton Hospital...
A former Austin school teacher faces criminal charges, accused of having sex with an underage girl. The Travis County Grand Jury returns a lengthy indictment against Michael Mason, stemming from an incident in September of 2004. Three of the eleven counts pending against Mason...