Austin Local News

As many as 8,000 current and former students at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi could be facing identity theft. Schools officials say math department chair Blair Sterba-Boatright was on vacation in Africa when he lost the flash drive that may have contained students'...
Officials with Capital Metro say this year's Dump the Pump Day offers Austin bus riders several incentives not to drive. The second National Dump the Pump Day takes place Thursday. Misty Whited with Capital Metro says there are several reasons you should ride the bus that day...
The floodgate of Lake Austin's Tom Miller Dam is opened even more as the Lower Colorado River Authority decides to open a floodgate at Buchanan dam. Krista Umscheid, with the LCRA, advises residents who live on the upper end of Lake Austin to take the necessary precautions to...
The investigation into who vandalized a woman firefighter's locker and equipment with bodily waste clears one hurdle, but fails to clear up the case. "We have no conclusive evidence to prove that any member of the Austin Fire Department was related to the vandalism," Fire Chief...
Friday the air conditioning unit at the Austin Humane Society on 183 went out, and agency officials reached out to the public. Well, Lisa Starr with A.H.S. says the public responded by donating over $50,000. But Starr says they still need more help to buy a new a/c unit, which...
The two men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of personal items that belonged to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan are still on the loose. Michael Shane Winders and James Matthew Malone are both facing theft charges. lieutenant john colunga says it's possible the men...
More details are emerging on the death of a soldier from Round Rock during an explosion in Iraq. The Pentagon says 26-year-old Specialist Dustin Brisky died last Thursday in Tallil of wounds suffered during the blast. Brisky was assigned to the Army Reserve's 952nd Engineer...
Government lawyers say the chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board that the purchase of a rival could eliminate the competitor. The feds say John Mackey talked about what would happen if Austin-based Whole Foods bought its leading rival. The feds say Mackey also...
State transportation officials last year unveiled plans for a major expansion of 290 at the "Y", but several neighborhood groups organized to oppose those plans. They want to make sure all of the lanes at the "Y" are at ground level and they want a design that doesn't disrupt...