Austin Local News

A new AAA study shows teen driving restrictions nationwide may be keeping more teens alive. The AAA Foundation study released today shows a 20 percent reduction in death and injury crashes, and they say it comes from graduated driver's license restrictions for 16 and 17-year-...
A police report states Ashli Freas waited an hour before 9-1-1 was called to report that her three-year old son had accidentally eaten about nine sweet tarts laced with acid. The report also states that Freas wasn't even the one who called 9-1-1, but one of her friends...
Williamson County officials take another big step in plans to construct a new, state-of-the art county emergency operations and communications center: they've hired a full-time director to oversee its construction and operation. However, this is the facility that was approved...
The federal investigation in to the fatal shooting of Jesse Lee Owens by Austin Police Officer Scott Glasgow is finished. It found Glasgow did not violate Owen's civil rights when he shot him during a traffic stop in East Austin in 2003. The shooting sparked accusations of...
The council has ruled out re-locating the green water treatment plant downtown to land within Guererro park. But has not ruled out other options for moving that plant. The council is also considering the option of building a brand-new plant that would take water from Lake Travis...
The Austin City Council approves a plan to call for more water conservation. The city already has a volunteer program to encourage people to use less water, but the council voted today to ask the city manager to come up with some stronger steps to reduce the amount of water used...
The question of whether to borrow large sums of money in order to build badly needed new schools is heading back to Round Rock voters in November: late last night the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to put a new proposal on the ballot. Members went with the $...
After years of talk and negotiation, Cedar Park will finally see the long-anticipated ground-breaking this morning on the new "Cedar Park Regional Medical Center", the city's first-ever hospital. It will have 151 beds, and the full complement of health services, including...
The city of Austin is looking for a few computer savvy volunteers to help in the case pf another emergency like Hurricane Katrina. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina hundreds of city workers had to work together to provide IT support and set-up computer and phone networks. Dozens...