Austin Local News

The grand opening of the Trail of Lights will be at 7 everynight. Victor Ovalle, with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, says the festival is a mile long series of displays with over a millions lights. The trail will be open every night until December 23 from 7...
The Land Commissioner is hoping you will consider giving Texas history for Christmas. Again this year, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson would like for you to consider giving a copy of a historic Texas map, or document for the holidays as a way to raise money to preserve even...
There's been a dip in the number of prisoners being moved to death row. A federal study shows fewer inmates went to death row in 2005. 128 inmates were moved to death row in 2005, the third consecutive year with a decline in yearlong totals. It's the lowest number of prisoners...
Demolition has begun on the north end zone section of DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. The $176 million renovation project started Friday, as crews used heavy machinery and a wrecking ball to smash concrete in the north end zone seating. The section to be demolished was added to the...
An appeals court overturns an Austin Jury's guilty verdict in the murder of a homeless man. Charles Reedy was convicted of murdering another homeless man in the woods near St. Edwards University. The decision was reversed by the 3rd court of appeals in Austin Friday. Reedy was...
A measure introduced in the Texas legislature will allow blind people to go hunting. The bill would allow legally blind people to use high powered weapons and shoot any game sighted people can hunt, as long as they go with a guide who can tell them what direction to point the...
While Catholic churches are closing in the north-eastern United States, a Round Rock Parish has just dedicated a twelve million dollar church. During the past year, over one thousand adults have converted to Catholisism in Central Texas, and many of them came to St Williams in...
Gas prices typically start going down in winter, but how far down? Industry consultant Jack Rafuse says Opec is trying to establish a new price band. "And I believe that right now what they want to try and do is to establish it to where it's in the $45.00 to $55.00 a barrel...
Two soldiers from Texas were killed in Iraq this week in separate attacks, the Defense Department said today. 26-year-old specialist Yari Mokri, of Pflugerville, and four others were fatally wounded Wednesday when an explosive detonated near their vehicle in Hawijah, Iraq. Mokri...