Austin Local News

The Holly Street Power Plant has been the source of power and debate for years. It was built and 1960 along Lady Bird Lake east of I-35 and neighbors have complained about fear of health affects on their children. The City started talking closing the power plant in 1995. To...
Activists continue fighting to stop nerve agent waste from being shipped into Port Arthur from out of state. Since April, a plant in the Southeast Texas city has been incinerating thousands of gallons of V-X hydrolysate. The material is the byproduct of the destruction of the...
Five major events happening this weekend in the downtown area will result in street closures Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, 2007. The events include Bevo Boulevard, ESPN Radio College Home Game Day, Old Pecan Street Fall Festival 2007, Silicon Labs Marathon Relay 2007 and the...
A denominational leader who got her start as a church secretary is likely to become the first female president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Longtime mission worker Joy Fenner is in line to be named head of the nation's largest Baptist state convention when it...
Austin police are looking for the people they believe were involved in the fatal stabbing of 24 year old John Lewis Reynero early this morning. The Austin Police Department's James Mason says the incident happenend on Blue Meadow near William Cannon in South East Austin. Mason...
Williamson County transportation planners are talking about expanding Texas 29, and the impact could affect hundres of property owners in the area. Officials have already set aside almost $1 million to buy the right of way along Texas 29 to widen the road near US 183 and other...
It's been 150 years since the first volunteer fire department was organized in Austin, and the AFD is celebrating that milestone today with a party at Fire Station #1, 401 E. 5th St., between 10:00am and 2:00pm. The public is invited to attend. "The Austin Fire Department is 150...
Kansas State did it to Texas again, this time with spectacular special teams. Two kick returns for touchdowns and an interception return for another score propelled the Wildcats to a 41-21 win Saturday over the Longhorns, handing Texas its worst home defeat in 10 years under...
Federal regulators today charged three Dell accountants with insider trading, saying that the men had made about $250,000 in illegal profits in 2005 by trading on inside information about the Texas computer maker's earnings. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil...