Austin Local News

Recyclers, local government leaders and environmentalists call on state lawmakers to support recycling legislation. This bill requires T.V. and computer producers to take back their products for free recycling when the electronics are obsolete. Robin Schneider with the Texas...
A man was killed last night when he was hit by a car while trying to cross the frontage road in the 5400 block of I-35 North. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the driver who hit the man with his Buick did stop to help. The accident is still under investigation...
After reviewing its century-old stance in support of the death penalty, the Dallas Morning News is calling Sunday for the punishment to be banned in Texas. Mentioning a case in Texas where an inmate sentenced to death was later cleared of the charges, the newspaper published an...
Governor Rick Perry called for the resignation of regents at financially troubled Texas Southern University. Perry also has proposed a state takeover of the historically black university in Houston. Perry yesterday called for placing the university under a conservatorship to...
Austin Energy and HEB are offering customers some help to make the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, which last longer and use less electricity than conventional bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs usually cost a bit more, but Austin Energy is offering coupons for a...
Up to 15,000 Austin-area residents lost power last night as a strong line of thunderstorms swept through the area. Ed Clark of Austin Energy says crews have been working through the night, and that only a relatively few homes should still be without power this morning. To report...
News Radio 590-KLBJ has learned that in a closed door meeting the Round Rock City Council agreed to end the lawsuit brought on by the Texas Civil Rights Project on behalf of 70 students who were arrested when they skipped school to take part in an immigration protest. Below is...
The Texas House voted to cut electric rates 15 percent for some residential customers paying the highest prices. The House also voted today to give state regulators the power to reject future sales of some electric utilities. The regulatory provision would not affect the pending...
The Round Rock City Council votes to accept a settlement with the 70 students who filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city and who are still awaiting trial for participation in an immigration demonstration over a year ago. Settlement Terms 1. Round Rock will dismiss...