Austin Local News

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...
Starting Tuesday, Pay-As-You-Throw services for the City of Austin will slide one day this week. The change is to allow solid waste services staff to attend the funeral services of a Kenneth Gardner a S.W.S. employee. He died in a traffic accident last Thursday when the solid...
Williamson County Commissioners are set to hear how much it would cost if the next crop of roads are paid for by gas tax instead of tolls. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) decides whether or not a road is tolled. If they do not declare Phase II roads...
There's a round table discussion at Reagan high school today for parents and students wanting more information on AISD's high school redesign. District spokesperson Andy Welch says the redesign will start at Reagan, LBJ, Crockett and Travis, with all high schools eventually...
As the hurricane season draws to a close, it's apparant we won't come near last season's 27 named hurricanes. The state's official climatologist John Neilson-Gammon says when we have a developing El Nino, like this year, there tends to be fewer hurricanes. But he says it's also...
The owner of an Iowa meat company says the federal government has needlessly requested that he recall 52 hundred pounds of beef sent to Texas and six other states. Jim Goeser is the owner of Jim's Market and Locker. He says his meat is safe and has likely already been consumed...
The group 'Circle' looked at the civic engagement of young people nad the results are encouraging for the future if they keep it up. Circle's Mark Lopez says more young people are volunteering. "With regards of to volunteering and getting involved with their community that way,...
A man in his early 30s died inside his home after sheriff's deputies used a Taser on him at least twice. That's according to a Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The incident began yesterday when a sheriff's deputy spotted the man standing by some mailboxes...