Austin Local News

Austin energy will drop its fuel charge by about eight percent beginning in January. For the average residential customer that’s about three dollars per month. The utility had to raise the fuel surcharge last year to account for the rising price of natural gas. But this year’s...
Former APD Officer Ramon Perez is suing the department, claiming he was improperly forced to resign after a campaign orchestrated by other officers to violate his civil rights. Perez, who was a rookie officer, says the harassment started after he disagreed with a senior officer...
After several years in decline, the National Christmas Tree Association is reporting an upswing in sales of non-artificial trees. Association President Beth Walterschmidt of Elgin says the increase in Christmas Tree sales comes as the price of trees creeps upward, because of...
Music fans in Texas who bought CD’s containing spyware will be able to get replacement discs or downloads under a settlement between the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Sony BMG. Some CD’s distributed by that record label contained a copy-protection program that also...
The Marble Falls School Board has begun discussing whether or not to offer a bible studies course. Community members reportedly approached the school administration about possibly offering the elective. The board is considering teaching the bible in a historical context or using...
The agreement between the two Travis County Emergency Service Districts creates a unified command for the two fire departments. Commissioner Bob Taylor with Oak Hill's Board says it will allow them to share equipment and personnel costs. Gary Warren, currently Westlake's Fire...
If you've been waiting for a more, hassle-free way to travel from Austin to the West Coast, your wait may be coming to an end. Beginning next April, American Airlines is adding a non-stop flight from Austin to Seattle. Jim Halbrook with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport...
A Stony Point High School student is appealing her guilty conviction to the Williamson County courts. Defense Attorney Ernest Morris with the Civil Rights Project says Jennifer Avilez was denied a retrial in Round Rock after a jury found her guilty of breaking curfew during...
No distress call was detected before a single-engine plane crashed in Ohio -- killing a family of four from Austin, Texas. But the Federal Aviation Administration says a witness saw sparks coming from the plane. The cause of last night's crash is sought. Light rain and overcast...