Austin Local News

Rules proposed by an Austin task force would restrict the size of new homes. It's a city response to complaints from residents who say huge new homes are imposing on their neighborhoods. The city-appointed task force has proposed a limit defined as the greater of 23-hundred...
Two-hundred-twenty employees of a Washington Mutual Credit collection center in East Austin will be out of a job by January of next year... "Our business has steadily improved over the last few years, which means we have fewer delinquent accounts to collect on, which just means...
Seton Medical Center officials brace themselves for a worst-case flu pandemic. Today, it's only a test. Seton managers are huddled in a conference room, preparing for the nightmare of a massive flu outbreak. "Giving the leadership of the hospital the opportunity to brainstorm...
Travis County Sheriff's officers want to get the word out on two men who used a gun to rob a man of some expensive baseball caps and some cash. Roger Wade with the sheriff's office says Terrence Rodney Owens and Jason Croft Mitchell are charged in the robbery on Maybach Drive in...
Sunday is the last day for federal unemployment benefits for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Public policy organizations are calling on Congress to grant a second 13 week extension of those benefits. School teacher Sharon Bendtsen is back in New Orleans but has no job prospects and...
Police in Pflugerville are looking for two men suspected of stabbing a 12 year old boy. The boy told investigators that he and two friends were near the SkyView apartments when the suspects attacked him and one stabbed him in the stomach. The boy is recovering at brackeridge...
Tears for a clown: Family, friends and fellow performers comprise the last standing room only crowd to see Ryder Schwartz, the world-renowned juggler and Esther's Follies performer murdered in his south Austin apartment complex last weekend. Follies co-owner Shannon Sedwick...
The head of the Austin ISD says he's glad lawmakers managed to meet the deadline set by the supreme court to come up with a new school finance measure. Doctor Pat Forgione says the passage of "House Bill One" does not mean the debate over school finance is finished. Forgione...
Area fire departments are pouring in donations of loaner equipment today after a Caldwell County station has 35-to-40-thousand dollars worth of rescue tools stolen. Chisolm Trial Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Mark Padier says they work a lot of wrecks on 183, and now the jaws of...