Austin Local News

More than 50 Austin businesses will donate at least 5% of their proceeds today to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Austin Mayor Will Wynn says that group provides health care for the people who make Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World”. “Music is a defining...
A man was walking on the trail near Trinity when he allegedly saw 46 year old Barron Coleman with his pants down flashing other walkers. The witness called police, who arrived and arrested Coleman. According to a police report the witness had seen Coleman exposing himself on the...
A Round Rock man pleads guilty to sexually abusing his girlfriend's nine year old daughter. Lino Gonzales Escamilla was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and 20 years for indecency with a child. The sentences run concurrently. He'll be eligible for...
Thanks to the Federal Deficit Reduction Act, as of October of next year federal money that pays for child support collections in Texas is out of here. That means the state will have to pick up the slack or face the cold hard truth says Attorney General Greg Abbott To keep the...
The owner of a bus that exploded and killed 23 people during the Hurricane Rita evacuation was acquitted of the most serious safety violation charge today. James Maples was found not guilty of conspiring to falsify logs. But he was convicted of poorly maintaining his fleet and...
The city of Austin has already agreed to provide HP with over 3 million dollars in tax incentives when they build their new data center in southeast Austin. In April HP also applied to the Austin school district for a property value limitation that is worth millions more. Louis...
Cleaning up the information superhighway: Kyle's City Council votes tonight on a resolution forcing computer makers to take back their used machines. The resolution calls on the state to force electronics manufacturers to recycle or dispose of used computers and T-Vs, rather...
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announces its support for all seven parts of the bond package on the ballot in Austin on November 7th. “The Chamber believes that this is very needed in the community and recognizes that this is something that enhances the economic...
According to a Travis County Emergency Operations map, Western Travis County is under either a High or Extreme Fire Danger, depending on where you live. Arborist Patrick Wentworth says the area is in the situation because we are ten years into what is predicted to be a 30 year...