Austin Local News

Over 300 people pack the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond this afternoon to say "good-bye" to a fallen Austin Marine. A memorial service for Staff Sergeant Christopher Zimmerman features several of his childhood friends, like Eric Worrell, paying tribute to a selfless...
Governor Perry announces a major research facility in nanotechnology will be located in Texas, with a lot of the research to be done here in Austin. Kathy Walt in the Governor's office says the announcement comes with a new 30-million dollar public-private partnership to foster...
10 local builders, architects, developers and engineers have settled a housing discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Justice. The groups were sued by residents of St. John’s Village and Hunting Meadows Apartments because they say the recently constructed dwellings are...
A home was leveled this morning in a fire, in Round Rock. The blaze on Frontier Trail, just West of I-35 is out, no word on a cause. Overnight Austin Fire Fighters snuff flames in a strip center in northwest Austin. It happened in the 37-hunderd block of west Parmer lane. Lt...
AISD School Board members say they want to move quickly to fill the vacancy that will come up later this fall when the Board Member representing southeast Austin steps down. Board Vice President Rudy Montoya has announced he plans to resign in November after ten years on the...
Austin Police say a man believed responsible for a fatal car wreck over the weekend was drunk. According to court documents, Matthew Troell had a blood-alcohol level of .37% shortly after the accident that killed Karen Butschek early Sunday morning. The legal limit is .08%...
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens this afternoon denied a police report that he attempted suicide. He says he became groggy after mixing painkillers with supplements. As if to prove he's doing fine, Owens went from the hospital to catching passes from quarterback Drew...
Austin could soon be getting over two million dollars in defense funding. Congress has approved a 2.3 million dollar Department of Defense Appropriations bill requested by Congressman Lamar Smith. The bill would provide 1.3 million for a research and development project led by...
With the arrival of cooler weather comes fall allergies. A new report suggests Austin is the 12th-worst city in the United States for allergy sufferers. Ragweed, cedar elm and mold are reportedly the biggest offenders. Dr. Gary Gross, an allergist and professor at UT's...