Austin Local News

Final preparations are underway this afternoon for Tuesday night's Fourth of July performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra in Zilker Park. Executive Director Jim Reagan says they started work last week to get the stage set up for the concert---and fireworks display. "About...
A very rare 7:30 AM city council meeting is scheduled today, in the city of Taylor. City officials will convene to discuss an urgent matter: a proposed rate hike on energy bills from energy provider Atmos Energy. The city has a deadline of Wednesday to respond to the Atmos...
Officials are urging employers to go with the casual flow on the day before Independence Day. Officials with the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas say only 27-percent of companies they polled will be closed Monday July third. They believe that will make Monday one...
Austin Fire officials have a reminder for you this Fourth of July--it's illegal to shoot fireworks off within the city limits. Neighbors wanting to lodge a complaint about revelers should know where to call. "Folks should call 311," A-F-D Captain William Brooks said. "The 911...
Plans for a new sewage treatment plant in the rapidly growing city of Hutto have some residents living near the proposed site upset. They want to know if it can be moved down, further away from their homes. But city officials say to extend the big fifty-four inch pipeline would...
Sales of American flags for the Fourth of July have been strong. Harvey Kronberg with Austin Flag and Flagpole says people in Austin are much more open to flying the Star-Spangled Banner. "Here in Austin we kind of have a history back in the 1990s of not being very reverential...
Central Texas has several caves that many people like to explore, but there has been an increase in the number of people who go too deep and need to be saved. "We've had several of these events where people get back in this cave," Austin Fire Department Captain Palmer Buck said...
First responders were called last around to help pull a woman from "Airmans Cave", off 360 in South Austin. We are told she and some friends were on a caving expedition and she should not get out. An emergency team was a able to help her to safety.
Hays County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for the man who used a gun to steal a truck at a Wimberley gas station. It happened just after three this morning, as a man was filling up his truck at a gas station on Ranch Road 12. "A gentleman approached him and demanded his...