Austin Local News

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...
Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said today the government will try to persuade President Bush not to sign a bill that would extend a wall along the southern border. In a news conference with reporters, Derbez strongly criticized the fence. The Senate approved the...
A Central Texas non-profit group is planning a week's worth of events to bring attention to the issue of school drop-outs. Communities in Schools has been in Austin for over twenty years, but Director of Marketing, Shilpa Bakre, says many students on the verge of dropping out...
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...
The Austin Fire Department is hosting an open house Saturday, September 30th, to kick off Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 1-8. Firefighters will be on hand to answer questions about fire prevention and safety, conduct a live burn demonstration, and take kids through...