Austin Local News

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...
As the Longhorn football team gears up to make another run at a national championship, the University of Texas is still reaping the benefits of last year's title. UT Austin has generated the most royalties ever by a college or university according to the Collegiate Licensing...
Recent rains have brought some much needed relief to Central Texas, but the wet weather has also created havoc on the roadways. From midnight until 10 o'clock this morning Austin police responded to 125 calls which included wrecks, debris in the roads and stalled vehicles. That...
City officials in Cedar Park say a new shopping center will be a big hit. Mike McKinnon with the city says stores, movie theaters and restaurants will give residents a variety of options. He says it will also limit the need to travel into Austin, something he says will have a...
Half of all Texas teenagers and young adults have experienced dating violence, either as the target or the abuser. That's according to a survey released by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. According to the survey, two of five 16- to 24-year-olds have experienced verbal abuse...
The Austin City Council this week will consider new regulations for mobile food vendors. People who live along Riverside Drive have been requesting new regulations to control some of the mobile taco stands that operate along that busy street. Neighbors say some customers of...