Austin Local News

Members of Lady Bird Johnson's family offer their thanks to the people of Austin for re-naming Town Lake in her honor. The former first lady receives much of the credit for transforming the lake into a recreational centerpiece and her daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, says she...
An independent panel has released a report that claims on at least two occasions, NASA allowed astronauts to fly drunk. This happened, the report says, despite safety warnings from its own doctors. The report offers no names, and doesn't say when the drinking occurred. It also...
An soldier from Pflugerville who was only in Iraq a few weeks before his death takes his final rest today at a veterans cemetery near Fort Hood. The thunder of about 35 motorcycles escorts the body of Private First Class Ron Joshua, Junior from this funeral home to the Central...
The "Iron Works Barbecue" in downtown Austin is one of more than a dozen businesses accused of violating the "Americans with Disabilities Act". Bob Kafka with the group "ADAPT" says the bathrooms at the restaurant are not accessible to people in wheelchairs. A manager at "Iron...
Many parts of Texas are under siege by crickets. They congregate on patios, slip into stairwells -- and, if they're crunched underfoot, they make the fanciest surroundings smell like a bait shop. Crickets are annoying Texans earlier than usual, thanks to the year's wet weather...
A major non-profit group may be asked to defend some of its activities in other states today as it requests money from the city of Austin. The group called "Southwest Key" has worked with the city in the past on several projects and has received funding from a federal grant...
Qualifying college students will be able to renew loans from the state's B-On-Time program in the upcoming school year. That's despite previous warnings that hundreds of students would lose the forgivable loans. The program still won't be taking new applicants. Earlier this...
A-I-S-D Police say they're investigating a former Austin school teacher who allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a female student. School district police say they began investigating 34-year-old James Van Zandt, a former assistant band directer at Akins High School,...
Three men sit in the Travis County Jail, charged in connection with a month-long string of armed convenience store holdups in north Austin. Austin Police think at least seven robberies can be linked to Leonard Griffin, Donald Hutchison and Andre Gipson. All three were arrested...