Austin Local News

The State of Texas has put in a bid to house a new wind energy research facility. General Land Office Wind Energy Director Michelle Warren says this is an effort to get a public-private partnership built in the United States. "And we think research, development and manufacturing...
Williamson County elections officials are nearly completed re-loading early voting totals to check for discrepancies reported by election judges in precinct by precinct totals. They found some precinct totals have changed due to procedural errors in loading the data; however,...
The federal government will be making big changes on the test people have to pass to become U.S. citizens. Right now, the test is heavy on trivia, for example, asking how many stripes are on the U.S. flag. But Shawn Saucier with the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services...
A man is dead this morning, after a knife fight at the El Dorado night club on Tinnan Ford Road in East Austin. Detective James Mason with the Austin Police Department says another man is in Brackenridge Hospital in stable condition. Mason says two suspects are in custody in...
Travis County Fire Rescue puts out a fire at an auto body shop at 4134 Felter Lane in South East Austin. The blaze began just before 3 a.m. Officials say they believe someone lives at the shop, but it appears no one was there when the fire began. No one was injured. Officials...
A top scientist is warning that a new state water plan adopted this week may be insufficient because global warming wasn't taken into consideration. The Texas Water Development Board approved the new plan Tuesday. In it, the agency maps out how the state will meet a projected...
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, officials with the Transportation Security Administration want air passengers to remember three numbers, 311. Those numbers pertain to the restrictions which are still in place for carry-on liquids, gels and aerosols. But the T.S.A.’s Doug...
DEAN-GAY CONFERENCE Democratic Party leader Dean calls for more gay, minority leaders Howard Dean told a conference of gay leaders in Houston today that the Democratic Party needs work toward getting more gays on the ballot. Dean spoke to a crowd of about 200 at the...
STATE WATER PLAN Global warming not considered in water plan, scientist warns A top scientist is warning that a new state water plan adopted this week may be insufficient because global warming wasn't taken into consideration. The Texas Water Development Board approved the new...