Austin Local News

An Austin group of straight people is urging others to contact their legislators and tell them they don't want a ban on gay marriage. The Atticus Circle is a national non-profit. Founder Ann Wynne says she doesn't understand why some lawmakers busy with the war on terror, a...
Two peopled died in separate motorcycle crashes this weekend...! 51-year old Joe Martinez lost control of his bike on FM-1327 near Creedmore. Police say he slammed into a metal fence and he was not wearing a helmet. On RM-965, near Fredericksburg, 61-year old Daniel Leighton was...
A cut in federal homeland security funding isn’t sitting well with the governor’s office. Texas will get 39-million fewer dollars for homeland security from the federal government. Governor’s spokeswoman Rachel Novier says apparently someone in Washington has forgotten Texas has...
He brought some of the biggest names in Blues to Austin, and tonight Austin remembers Clifford Antone. Antone died suddenly two weeks ago, unleashing a tidal wave of memories about the club owner. Tim Tuney remembers telling Antone how much better he thought the third version of...
Round Rock Congressman John Carter is in El Paso this morning, joining a congressional delegation which includes Congressman Michael McCaul. The group is touring the border region with national guard, border patrol and sheriffs from border towns in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico...
A new state emergency plan calls for converting major highways out of Houston to one-way traffic if the city is threatened by a hurricane. Randall Dillard with the Texas Department of Transportation says that includes U-S Highway 290---which could be converted into one-way...
Austin police say a family has been torn apart by the death of a four-month-old boy. 21-year-old Zavian Thomas is accused of causing the injuries which lead to his son’s death. Lieutenant Peter Morin with APD says they don’t believe the boy’s mother was involved, and she’s...
Between 74 and 150 Texans applying for Medicaid, food stamps and other assistance were sending their information to the wrong fax number for three weeks without anyone noticing. Officials with Texas Health and Human Services say the confidential information was being faxed to...
An Austin paramedic has a message for bikers in town this weekend for the Republic of Texas Rally. T.J. Callis with Austin-Travis County EMS is also a biker, and he’s urging motorcycle riders to pay extra attention to safety when they’re on the road. He’s also asking Austin...