Austin Local News

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...
Concerned that Hurricane Dean might disrupt flight operations, NASA moved up Endeavour's exit from the international space station to Sunday and ordered the shuttle to land a day early. The astronauts had hurriedly completed a shortened spacewalk today and were still cleaning up...
The Austin Independent School District is looking into what appears to be a disproportionate discipline rate in the district. The information indicates African American boys are disciplined more than any other sub-group within the AISD. School Board President Mark Williams says...
The Austin Fire Department says the fire that destroyed the sanctuary of the Trinity Baptist Church was set on purpose. The AFD's Don Smith says the blaze caused 750 thousand dollars worth of damage to both the building and everything that was destroyed inside. The fire broke...
Austin cycling legend Lance Armstrong's already one of the most famous sports figures on the planet. Now, he's set his sights set on becoming a political force. The seven-time winner of the Tour de France inspired millions with his recovery from testicular cancer that had spread...
Texas and OU lead usual cast of Big 12 teams in Big 12 Three of the Big 12's four teams in The Associated Press preseason rankings released today are in the South Division. It has produced the league champion seven times in the league's first eleven seasons in existence. If the...