Austin Local News

The Red Cross of Central Texas paves the road to recovery for those starting from scratch after the five alarm fire last night. "Fortunately the apartment management has a sister property that does have some availability for people to move in," Red Cross of Central Texas...
A Marine from Texas has been killed in combat in Iraq. The Defense Department today announced the death of 23-year-old Sergeant George M. Ulloa Junior of Austin. He died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat operations in Al Anbar province. The Texan was assigned to the...
Some north Austin residents are still trying to cope with losing almost everything in a 5-alarm blaze last night. More than 30 residents of the Georgian Apartments lost their home and belongings last night including Jonathan Risby, who says he never imagined something like this...
A three-judge federal panel today reunited Webb County into one congressional district -- solidifying Hispanic voting strength in South Texas. The U-S Supreme Court had ordered a redrawing of the sprawling 23rd District, which the high court ruled unconstitutionally diluted...
Some of Capital Metro's "Express" buses have been moving a little slower lately, but officials say they've got in fixed. If it seems like that bus in front of you at the light takes forever to get going, you're not imagining things. Carl Whitby, Director of Maintenance for...
A federal appeals court today refused to let the Texas G-O-P replace ex-Congressman Tom DeLay on the November seventh ballot. Republicans will appeal to the U-S Supreme Court. DeLay won the March primary, then resigned in June and said he's moved to Virginia. His wife still...
Austin city employees who speak Spanish on the job could get a financial reward for their special skill. City Manager Toby Futrell has asked the City Council to consider a proposal to pay bilingual city employees an extra $150 per month if they routinely use Spanish in the...
After a brief tour from city staff on salamander protection, half the members of the council donned shorts and grabbed equipment to help clean algae from the pool. Councilmember Lee Leffingwell says it also highlights a budget item for pool maintenance "We're talking about $500,...
A man and woman are charged with kidnapping a 23-year old Austin mother and her three-month old baby. Lieutenant John Page with Jacksonville Police says 30-year old Jose Martinez and 19-year old Mariela Martinez brought the woman and baby to East Texas and were holding them for...