Austin Local News

Governor Rick Perry led a bipartisan pep rally today in DeSoto for the seven billion dollar Trans-Texas Corridor -- a sprawling project that's drawn criticism from several quarters. Perry announced that the private sector has offered to build the southern sector of Loop 9 as a...
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...
Austin police say they’re taking steps to stem an increase in some types of violent crime. APD’ mid-year crime report shows an increase in robberies and aggravated assaults. Acting Police Chief Cathy Ellison says the department noticed those trends earlier this year and has...
38 year old Kristi Willis pleaded guilty to stealing more than 168-thousand dollars from the Austin Democrat's campaign. Willis worked in Doggett's Austin office from 1998 to 2004. She was a longtime trusted ally to Doggett and well-known figure in Austin political circles. Her...
For many film school students, interning on a movie set means fetching coffee, running errands or redirecting traffic on streets closed for a shoot. For University of Texas students in Austin, it can mean anything from maintaining 100-thousand dollars' worth of camera equipment...