Austin Local News

Due to ongoing Lower Colorado River Authority flood gate operations, the city of Austin is continuing the waterway ban on all of Lake Austin, Town Lake and the Colorado river below Longhorn dam. The current ban is on place through noon on Friday, July 13th and officials plan to...
With no City Council meeting this week, many members of the Council are taking some time off. But there is still plenty of city business being conducted. The city’s Budget Office is working diligently to prepare the City Manager’s proposed Budget for 2007-08 for presentation at...
City officials hope to break ground on the Leander Transit Village next year. This development will be located within the 23-hundred acre Leander Transit Oriented Development or TOD. The economic development director for the city of Leander, Kirk Clennan says this development...
Thursday, July 12th is the first day of a new city-sponsored day labor site in South Austin. Every morning, the parking lot of the Midnight Rodeo night club will open at 6 a.m. for employers and potential employees to meet up and discuss jobs. Since 1999, the city of Austin has...
The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. wrote anonymous online attacks against a smaller rival and questioned why anyone would buy its stock, before Whole Foods announced an offer to buy the other company this year. The postings on Internet financial forums, made under...
A rainy spring and early summer may have you paying less to cool your home or business, but does that mean Central Texans used less energy? Ed Clark with Austin Energy says the rain resulted in cooler temperatures in May and June. But he says because of growth in the area,...
Timothy Jason Willett (dob 3/26/74) violated the conditions of his felony driving while intoxicated probation by driving a vehicle that did not have an ignition interlock device installed. But the judge imposed a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison because he got his father...
The students of Westwood High School say they want tougher consequences for cheating and the principal of the Round Rock high school says she is willing to help combat what students and parents say is a big problem. Parents and students want this to change. Principal Rebecca...
Governor Rick Perry today directed that flags be flown at half-staff in memory of Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. First Lady. “Lady Bird Johnson embodied all that is beautiful and good about the great state of Texas,” Perry said. “She inspired generations of Americans with her...