Austin Local News

Austin's newest landmark Chinatown Center is having a grand opening weekend celebration Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. The celebration will include live and international entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, lion and dragon dances and tons of prizes...
Republicans will go into the elections with a message that they're fighting illegal immigration. That includes authorizing a fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border and making a one-point-two billion dollar down payment on it. The Senate passed and sent President Bush a...
The Austin Fire Department is hosting an open house Saturday, September 30th, to kick off Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 1-8. Firefighters will be on hand to answer questions about fire prevention and safety, conduct a live burn demonstration, and take kids through...
The House tonight approved a bill to eventually end limits on long flights to and from Dallas Love Field. The House vote was 386-22. Earlier today, the Senate passed the measure without a roll-call vote after a key critic removed his opposition to the bill. Texas lawmakers who...
Austin police find the man they say broke into an elderly woman's home early Thursday and sexually assaulted her. Angel Roel Martinez, 20 years old, is accused of burglary and aggravated sexual assault. Police say they lifted latent fingerprints from the woman's home and ran...
The sign says that anyone found at the house at night would be found there dead in the morning. Steve Montesa put the sign up, after being burglarized as he was moving into the North Loop Boulevard house. Now he says he's going to take it down. Montesa says he started to call...
Austin City Council Members Brewster McCracken, Lee Leffingwell, and Mike Martinez have written a letter to the head of the Marriott Hotel chain with a friendly reminder. They point out that the company’s plans for a new hotel complex in the 200 block of Congress Avenue appear...
Austin fire fighters were quick to respond this morning around 3 o'clock after flames are seen shooting from an uncontroled fire near FM 973 and the end of Moore road in southeast Travis county. That fire started as control burn on brush cleared by the SH 130 construction crew...
The well-known anti-litter slogan ``Don't Mess With Texas'' has won a national advertising contest, beating other famous phrases like ``Got Milk?'' and ``Just Do It.'' The Texas Department of Transportation's litter prevention slogan won Advertising Week's 2006 Walk of Fame...