Austin Local News

Holiday shoppers at the Round Rock outlet mall and the new Ikea could get frustrated with on-going construction. The state road department's Chris Bishop says recent progress on the I-35 frontage road, includes two new lanes as you approach University Blvd. In the spring, Bishop...
19 units in a Pflugerville apartment complex go up in smoke Friday afternoon. The fire broke around 1:30 in the Hampton Apartments near Wells Branch Parkway and Thermal Lane, quickly engulfing most of one building. Pflugerville Fire officials tell us only one building was...
Smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places in Texas would be banned under legislation offered by a lawmaker from Houston. Senator Rodney Ellis today announced he'll file the proposed ``Texas Smoke-Free Workplace Law.'' His bill would ban smoking in all public places...
An investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission prompts the computer giant to postpone its third-quarter earnings report until later this month. A Dell spokesperson tells the Associated Press the company isn't sure what the Feds are investigating. Dell still hasn't...
Members of former Governor Ann Richards family were on hand today at City Hall for a ceremony officially naming the Congress Avenue Bridge in her honor. The Council voted unanimously to name the bridge the “Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge” and unveiled a plaque which will...
Police think they've taken a big bite out of the area's methamphetamine problem with the arrest of ten people accused of distributing the drug in Central Texas. A two and a half year operation by nine local, state and federal agencies shuts down a meth distribution ring...
Not all members of the council are happy that it’s up to them to set their own salaries, but that’s been the procedure for years. Council members have not had a raise since 2000 and today’s vote could bump their salary from 45 thousand dollars per year to 61 thousand dollars per...
Last week the district reported two threats of violence allegedly made by students at McNeil and Stony Point high schools, this prompted Superintendent Dr Jesus Chavez to form a Task Force Dr. Chavez says the group will include law enforcement, principals and parents. He says...
One of the most important recommendations which will be made at the conference will be in regards to water conservation around the state. Andrew Sampson, with river systems institute, says San Antonio has reduced it's consumption by 40% in the last 15 years. Sampson says on the...