Austin Local News

John Villarreal, who served as Executive Director of Austin Community Television from 2000 to 2004, will spend some time behind bars for stealing money from that non-profit group. Villarreal plead guilty to charges that he withdrew more than $300,000 from the organization's bank...
The first-ever annual report from the Clean Air Force of Central Texas shows the agency's efforts to reduce ozone pollution are having an impact. Executive Director Deanna Altenhoff says more and more people are signing up for their "ozone alerts", which the agency issues when...
Officials with the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department will flip the switch on Sunday for the 40th annual lighting of the Zilker Tree. “That’s the official beginning of our Zilker holiday tradition,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Warren Struss. The...
State Representative Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature that would allow the Governor to call a temporary halt to executions in Texas. The governors of Illinois and Maryland have already declared a moratorium on...
A Cedar Park man is getting some pressure to move out of his house after his neighbors find some skeletons in his closet. Tom Haskins moved into his house in the Bella Vista neighborhood near Anderson Mill and 620 a couple months ago, but when word got out that Haskins is a...
The Defense Department today announced the death of 24-year-old Corporal Michael C. Ledsome of Austin. Ledsome was killed Saturday during combat operations in the Al Anbar province. The Texan was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine...
Jimmy Floyd has two pit-bulls and a lab...he says the dogs were provoked and taunted and he is now being harrased by his neighbors. The alleged attack happened Friday evening and was stopped by another neighbor. We will be able to find out the condition of the 12-year old girl...
If you're thinking about a way to collect rainwater, you're not alone. Tony Gregg with the Austin Water Utility says the long drought has many Central Texans considering alternative sources of water. He says rainwater collection systems are springing up in a variety of places,...
The American public is hoping for a real solution to the illegal immigration problem, according to one Texas Senator. The president recently signed legislation which allowed for a 700 mile fence to be built along the U.S-Mexico border, but U.S. Senator John Cornyn says voters...