Austin Local News

Tomorrow night's city council agenda and related materials adds up to around three-hundred pages. Multiply that by fifty to sixty copies per meeting with at least two meetings per month. City Manager Dan O'Leary says the paperless council agenda will make more materials...
A handful of Texas schools are rejecting thousands of dollars in state money intended to reward teachers for high test scores in low-income areas. Teachers have resisted the merit-pay program that was approved in May. At least 21 schools plan to send back the grants. Teachers...
Austin police say a man in his 60's was shot during a robbery attempt while walking home from a convenience store Saturday night. Spokesperson Toni Chovenatz says Eugenio Reyes Gonzalez was found at his complex at 9200 North Plaza at about 9:40 last night. He died from his...
This October marks the 20th anniversary of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Survivors like Sarah Sylva tell their story in hopes of waking up women to get checked for breast cancer. "The help I received was unforgettable and there are not enough words to describe my thankfulness...
A non profit group, which works at feeding the hungry, will have one less worry this coming year thanks to a local technology company. Freescale Semiconductor is pledging to give the Capital Area Food Bank a check for about 60 thousand dollars which will help provide about three...
A UT student group is doing its part to help make the West Campus neighborhood a little safer for residents. Members of the UT women's spirit organization, the Orange Jackets, worked with AT&T, Cingular, the Austin Police Department and Capital Metro to install six new call...
Three teenage boys accused of luring a 16 year old schoolmate to a home and raping her have been arrested. The three teenagers went to the Rowlett jail with their attorneys to surrender yesterday. They face charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Two of the boys are 16...
Austin's newest landmark Chinatown Center is having a grand opening weekend celebration Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. The celebration will include live and international entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, lion and dragon dances and tons of prizes...
Republicans will go into the elections with a message that they're fighting illegal immigration. That includes authorizing a fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border and making a one-point-two billion dollar down payment on it. The Senate passed and sent President Bush a...