Austin Local News

Thousands of people are lining the streets of downtown Austin for the Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade. This is the 18th year for the parade, which is held to collect toys for Operation Blue Santa. The parade begins at the State Capitol. The marching bands and floats...
The Austin Public Library is asking for gift-givers to keep the library system in mind as they do their holiday shopping. The library’s Novel Gift Program allows people to make a donation to the library in the name of a friend or relative, with that money going to help the...
Austin police say one man was killed early this morning when he lost control of his car on Peyton Gin Road and rammed head-on into another vehicle. Police say the driver of a Honda Civic headed east-bound on Peyton Gin hit the curb and lost control, then swerved into the west-...
Friday’s 12-7 loss to Texas A&M means the Texas Longhorns are watching today’s Oklahoma-Oklahoma St. game closely. Should the Oklahoma Sooners win today, they will clinch the Big 12 South Division Title and face Nebraska for the conference championship. If the OSU Cowboys...
SAN ANTONIO — A former state lawmaker died in a fire along with his mother-in-law Friday, after his house went up in flames following a holiday celebration that officials said included a large display of candles. Former Democratic state Sen. Frank Madla and his mother-in-law,...
Store owners in Austin’s 2nd Street Retail District are looking forward to a busy weekend. Steve Shuck at Mercury Design Studio says holiday shoppers provided a big boost to his store last year. “We had a huge influx of traffic. But for us it was brand-new business, so we really...
As the holiday season gets under way, the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving is launching a new campaign in Texas. It says it wants to literally wipe out drunk driving in the U.S. MADD President Glynn Birch notes 13 thousand people are killed every year by drunk drivers. MADD...
Police say an assailant stabbed a man in a Fort Worth bar parking lot because he apparently grew angry that one of the man's friends didn't wash his hands in the bathroom. Twenty seven year old Eric Jennings Kisiah was arrested early yesterday on suspicion of aggravated assault...
The Pentagon today identified a Panhandle Marine and a Fort Hood soldier as two members of the U.S. forces died in Iraq this week. The Defense Department says 21 year old Marine Lance Corporal Joshua C. Alonzo of Dumas died Wednesday while involved in combat operations in Al...