Austin Local News

Owners of a giant billboard on 620 at Cat Hollow have agreed to remove the sign or reduce the size. The enormous two-panel sign has drawn numerous complaints from neighbors. In an agreement between the property owners and Williamson County, the operators of Mansion on the Green...
Most gas stations and convenience stores have very little say in what they can charge for a gallon of gas. Chris Newton with the Texas Petroleum Dealers and Convenience Store Association says the upward spiral in pump prices is costing them more than gas money. Newton says it's...
Officials at Seton Medical Center think they've heard from just about everyone who may have been exposed to whooping cough in the hospital's maternity wards. The employee officials think may have exposed as many as 160 families to the illness may have started showing symptoms as...
Williamson County Hazmat crews have identified the substance found this morning at the offices of the Williamson County Appraisal District. Authorities say the chemical was Ammonium Chloride, which is used in fertilizer. Georgetown Assistant Fire Chief Clay Shell tells KLBJ that...
The new development at the intersection of south Lamar and Manchaca will displace some existing tenants, including ‘Habibi’s Hutch’ pre-school. Parents of kids at the school asked the council to deny the zoning change for the mixed-use shopping and residential complex to protect...
By the looks of things, Republican Speaker Tom Craddick plans to stay in charge of the Texas House for a long time. And after triumphing over a weekend attempt to overthrow him, he'll be in power at least until lawmakers return to Austin for a legislative session --and none is...
A video posted on Youtube.com show a Stoney Point High School hallway fight...! The Round Rock School District has identified the students and they face punishment. The video has now been pulled from the site. Later this month district officials plan to discuss the problem of...
A 25-year-old mother apparently hanged herself and three of her four small daughters in a closet in their mobile home in Hudson Oaks. The sheriff says an eight-month-old girl survived and was taken to a hospital. The woman's sister, who lived in the same trailer park about 25...
Texas public high school athletes will face mandatory random steroid testing. A bill received final approval today by the Legislature and was sent to Governor Rick Perry. The state could begin testing tens of thousands of students at the start of the coming football season. It...