Austin Local News

Marble Falls is hosting its 16th annual LakeFest this weekend. Officials are hoping the event, which features boat races on Lake LBJ, will serve as a major tourist draw and boost the local economy after massive flooding caused over $100 million in damage to the small community...
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst says members of the Texas Senate will meet this week to discuss options for restoring funding for community colleges that was vetoed by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The Governor's actions stripped $154 million from the state budget for community...
The Austin City Council votes to search for more money to finish a project started several years ago to bring all AFD fire stations into the modern era. Several of the department's older stations were built before women were allowed to join the force, and therefore were...
Chester's Lounge in east Austin will be forced to close, now that the Austin city council has passed new rules for "BYOB" clubs. The new rules require BYOB clubs to get a permit from the city and to shut down at two o'clock, just like bars regulated by the TABC. Chester's Lounge...
The director of a local advocacy group says the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury to clear Austin police officer Michael Olsen of wrongdoing will affect other investigations. Jim Harrington with the Texas Civil Rights Project says Travis County D-A Ronnie Earle's...
Foreign Tire Sales, Inc. (F.T.S.), in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, has issued a recall of tires that could be in danger of tread separation. The Office of the Attorney General is urging Texas drivers to check their vehicles for these...
Austin Police release the identity of the man who died shortly after being arrested early yesterday morning. He was 26-year-old Milton Lee Davis. He collapsed moments after officers arrested him in a yard on Rochester Lane. Davis was one of three suspects in a home invasion...
Austin Police release a composite sketch of a young man they think broke into a home on Kevin Kelly Place on July 28th. "In the early morning hours an unknown make subject entered the residents, broke in and committed a sexual assault against an elderly victim," APD Sex Crimes...