Austin Local News

Parents and their kids are encouraged to attend the "B.E.S.T. College Night" tonight at Bastrop Middle School from 6:30 to 8:30. Bastrop Independent School District is hosting the first annual college night featuring over thirty colleges and universities from around Texas...
REPORT REVEALS SOURCE OF FUNDS FOR GOVERNOR'S RACE A new report tracks where the money in the race for Texas governor is coming from. Texans for Public Justice director Craig McDonald says there's no surprise where Rick Perry's money is coming from, mostly from wealthy...
The County Attorney in Williamson County is ready to prosecute mini-marts and other stores improperly displaying sexually-explicit magazines where minors can see them. County Attorney Jana Duty claims to have walked into a convenience store with one of her children recently and...
An area landmark re-opens today almost two years after burning to the ground. Dot Hewitt lost her beloved restaurant, Dot’s Place, in October of 2004 when it burned to the ground. There was an outpouring of public support and Dot wanted to rebuild, but things didn’t quite go as...
The Texas Lottery Commission is celebrating an all-time high in sales for fiscal year 2006. Bobby Heath with the Lottery Commission reports that the nearly $3.8 billion represents the highest total since the state lottery began in 1992. He says the latest amount surpasses the...
In a vote of 5-to-0, Travis County commissioners rescinded a proposal to establish a pilot program to offer weight loss surgery to morbibly obese County employees. Earlier this month commissioners approved paying for 15 surgeries each year, but public response was overwhelmingly...
The cost of diesel fuel is going up significantly as is the cost of health care for Capital Metro employees. Chief financial officer Cynthia Hernandez says the agency expects a 20 percent increase in revenue from bus fares as more people turn to public transportation to fight...
The head of the San Marcos school district is moving on. After over 4 years, Sylvester Perez is leaving his position as the Superintendent over the San Marcos Consolidated School District to become the head of the Midland school district. Perez says the move is a natural...
In stark contrast to last year, this year's hurricane season along the Gulf Coast has been non-existent. Jill Hasling with the non-profit Weather Research Center says, if the big storms haven't hit by now, they may not hit at all. "Historically, there have only been four...