Austin Local News

Austin Police are looking for a suspected bank robber in the hills of the city's northwest side. The man apparently walked into the Wachovia Bank branch at Mesa Drive and Spicewood Spring Road about two this afternoon. He reportedly escaped on foot. A police spokesperson says...
Representatives from over 140 colleges, universities and other educational agencies from around the country will be at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 to meet with high school students and their parents from the Central Texas area during the...
If you live in Round Rock, Cedar Park or a number of other Central Texas cities, Atmos Energy wants to raise your natural gas rates by as much as four dollars a month. But some say the opposite should happen. Representing cities against the rate hike, attorney Geoffrey Gay says...
An Austin woman is arrested after she is accused of spraying her neighbor’s dog with insecticide. According to a police report a man returned to his house in north Austin and found that his pit bull, Bailey, had a strong insecticide odor and appeared to be sick. This was the...
Twenty-five years from now, Williamson County's population is projected to surpass Travis County's. That statistic and others were revealed during Tuesday's Williamson County Growth Summit. The mass meeting between private business and government was held at the Arboretum's...
Cecilia Fedorov with the Department of Aging and Disability Services says the agency regulates some twelve-hundred nursing homes in Texas. She says only about 40 don't have full sprinkler systems, but they're still in compliance. Fedorov says that material could be metal. She...
With less than a week to go before the elections, one Texas Senator has his prediction on how things will turn out. Democrats are trying to make the election out to be about widespread issues, like the war in the Middle East, according U.S. Senator John Cornyn, but he adds the...
Pproposition three calls for setting aside more than 80 million dollars, which Charlie McCabe of the Austin parks foundation says would be used to buy new park land and repair existing parks. McCabe says many of the city's parks are over-due for maintenance. Both the Travis...
Members of the Austin City Council will decide tomorrow whether to create a civil penalty for running a red light in Austin. That penalty would be similar to a parking ticket, so it could be enforced by cameras monitoring some of the city’s busiest intersections. “This is not...