Austin Local News

Strong winds from this morning's rash of storms tears the roof off of some buildings in Pflugerville. Officials aren't confirming whether it indeed was a tornado that tore through here, but strips of sheet metal lie against the Tinseltown Theatre building on north I-35,...
Williamson County Commissioners learned today what it would cost if their county along with Hays and Travis Counties paid for the Phase II toll roads with gas tax instead of tolls. County Judge John Doerfler says because Phase two is set to be built in Travis County, he's not...
The new ordnance, expected to be passed by city council today, will require those under the age of 16 to wear a helmet and only ride scooters during the day on roadways with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less. Parents will be held liable for violations by children. They...
A 65 year old woman is recovering at Brakenridge hospitol after being struck by an ultra light aircraft propeller in the 11000 Southwest Oaks. We are told the woman has several critical injuries. Officals are reporting this is not the result of a plane crash
The cards, called Matricula Consular cards are being used by 12 other states. They are issued to individuals by the Mexican government as legal identification. San Antonio State Rep. Joaquin Castro sees the advantages. Opponents say any card issued by the Mexican government is...
A new study is released on the most impatient cities in the country, and you may be surprised at what city tops the list. E-Bay, the online auction site, commissioned the study to kick off e-Bay Express, a new online shopping service for people on the run. The study looked at...
Round Rock Police investigate a shooting that left two people dead on Clearwater Trail. Police say they got the call about 4:30 Monday afternoon. Eric Poteet with the Round Rock police depatment says the names of the victims are being withheld until all family members can be...
The two-28-a-gallon average price for regular gas in Austin is among the lowest since March, but OPEC's desire to raise oil prices will trickle down to the pump. Economist Mike Davis at SMU says oil prices went into freefall, after the Gulf hurricane season turned into a bust,...
The University of Texas sees a rise in crime, but it's no reason to worry according to campus police. According to recent crime statistics released by UT's Division of Student Affairs, the campus saw a rise in robbery, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, arson and alcohol related...