Austin Local News

Grandview Hills Elementary School will not open in the fall as scheduled. The school district has come under fire due to the campus site being a former chemical testing and research facility. The District recently released a report finding no harmful levels of chemicals in the...
People with inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions causing them to need immediate access to a toilet would get some help under legislation the House approved Wednesday and sent to Gov. Rick Perry. The measure requires retail establishments to give customers with...
The White House and some key U-S senators today announced agreement on an immigration overhaul proposal. The plan would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in America -- plus it would also fortify the border. President Bush says the proposal would...
The Texas Youth Commission would be led by a governor-appointed commissioner for the next two years under a compromise reached today by the House and Senate. Both chambers had approved bills to overhaul the scandal-plagued juvenile prison system. The only major hang-up was how...
The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would give District Attorneys to bring felony charge the owners of dogs whose pets violently attack someone. Representative Dan Gattis, Junior of Goergetown wrote the legislation after Thorndale woman Lillian Stiles was attacked and...
Drama over a proposal to require voters to prove their identity dominated the Texas Senate for a second straight day Wednesday. The debates brought work to a halt as lawmakers huddled for hours behind closed doors. Senate Democrats barely blocked consideration of the bill...
Members of Responsible Growth for Northcross staged a demonstration outside Austin City Hall to remind Council Members of their opposition to a new Wal Mart at Northcross Mall. While Council Members have not changed their position that they have no legal grounds to reject the...
The Texas House Thursday approved a transportation bill aimed at pleasing Governor Rick Perry and stopping him from calling a special legislative session. The bill appears to be one of the final sticking points of the five-month session, which ends May 28th. The plan still must...
Webb Golinkin, President and CEO of Rediclinic, says the first of seven clinics will open at the HEB in Anderson Mill tomorrow. He says it'll do what other Rediclinics do. Golinkin says those conditions include ear infections, pink eye and strep throat. He says the clinics will...