Austin Local News

The San Marcos City Council recently voted to add more year-round water restrictions for local residents. The following year round restrictions go into effect Friday: - Waste of water is prohibited at ALL times. - Irrigation with hose-end sprinklers and automatic sprinkler...
The Austin City Limits Music festival pumps more than $25 million into the local economy, and local merchants are using the opportunity to make some new customers. Hat maker Troy Wright of San Marcos is one of dozens of local vendors set up inside Zilker Park. Since the hats can...
Some scary moments in College Station tonight as a Westlake high-school football player collapses on the sideline. We are told by sources at the scene that Westlake was in town playing A&N Consolidated when during the 2nd quarter lineman Matt Nader was sitting on the bench...
With little rain in recent months, board members of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District vote to move to the critical drought stage. Kirk Holland with the Conservation District explains what last night's vote means. Holland says the declaration also means no...
The former education minister at a northwest Austin church is formally charged with child sexual assault. 51-year-old Jerry Carver is indicted on four counts stemming from an incident in July. The Travis County Grand Jury indictment charges Carver with sexual assault of a child...
President Bush today lauded former Texas Governor Ann Richards -- whom he ousted from office -- and said he'll miss her. Bush, in a Washington news conference, said Richards really kind of helped define Texas politics in the best way. Richards died Wednesday night in Austin of...
Texas State University-San Marcos unveils a statue of the school's most famous alumnus: Former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The university hoping to raise students pride and the school image with the bronze statue of Johnson, who graduated from the university when it was known...
The Austin City Limits Music Festival gets underway at Zilker Park. There’s no sign of last year’s dust bowl, thanks to the new sprinkler system and this week’s wet weather. It even sprinkled very briefly at the park this morning. Today’s projected high in the mid-90’s is well...
A legislator wants the attorney general to decide whether Texas law or the state constitution can bar cities from limiting where sex offenders live. More than one dozen cities have adopted ordinances prohibiting certain sex offenders from living within one-thousand feet of...