Austin Local News

Students at the University of Texas can party their way through undergrad and still be optimistic about getting a job after graduation. UT/Austin was last year's top party school. But this year UT was named best college for career and job placement services, based on a survey of...
A University of Texas fraternity finds itself on the horns of a dilemma: Facing disciplinary action on campus and facing criminal action downtown. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been under close scrutiny after one of their pledges, Tyler Cross, fell to his death last...
An east Austin man who narrowly escaped death in the shooting of a teenager three years ago is jailed for allegedly using a gun, himself. Court documents accuse Untea Knotts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Knotts, left in a wheelchair after the 2004 shooting that...
Parents and children aren't the only ones gearing up for back to school, predators are making plans as well. Child predators see the flurry of activity involved with back to school as the opportunity of a life time. Children will be walking or riding bikes to school, playing...
Officials with Capital Metro say it could cost you more to ride city busses. Adam Shaivitz with Cap Metro says the proposed fare adjustment would be the first since the agency was established in 1985. He says they're proposing the fare structure that would increase the fare from...
An agency devoted to protecting part of the Edwards Aquifer is looking for a new home. The Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is out-growing its current location and is looking for a new location for its offices. Board members had been considering a tract along...
A federal appeals court is taking more time to consider whether to block Austin-based Whole Foods Market from buying rival Wild Oats Markets. The court in Washington today temporarily put the deal on hold until it can hear more arguments. The Federal Trade Commission earlier...
The tax free weekend wraps up today. The Texas Comptroller's office says you can save $40.00 for every $500.00 you'll spend. While many flock to shopping malls, some don't think the savings are worth the hassle. "It's kind of a goofy policy. It's a goofy way to give people a tax...
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas puts the call out for O-positive blood donors. The Center's Dolly Mogonye says their supply is drastically low right now. "We're about 15 to 17 units on our shelves right now and we really need to have at least 150, so we're well...