Austin Local News

An Austin company is one of five statewide which is being awarded a portion of three-million dollars in grant's issued by Governor Perry. WorkSource attributes its collaboration with ACC, UT and Austin's Chamber of Commerce for being awarded the grant. The Governor's office had...
Officials at the U-T Department of Astronomy are thinking some lights seen in the sky this week were part of a meteor shower. This woman says it was fascinating. "I was going south to north and it looked like lightning and that's what I thought it was," she said. "I saw a...
The Red Cross of Central Texas paves the road to recovery for those starting from scratch after the five alarm fire last night. "Fortunately the apartment management has a sister property that does have some availability for people to move in," Red Cross of Central Texas...
A Marine from Texas has been killed in combat in Iraq. The Defense Department today announced the death of 23-year-old Sergeant George M. Ulloa Junior of Austin. He died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat operations in Al Anbar province. The Texan was assigned to the...
Some north Austin residents are still trying to cope with losing almost everything in a 5-alarm blaze last night. More than 30 residents of the Georgian Apartments lost their home and belongings last night including Jonathan Risby, who says he never imagined something like this...
A three-judge federal panel today reunited Webb County into one congressional district -- solidifying Hispanic voting strength in South Texas. The U-S Supreme Court had ordered a redrawing of the sprawling 23rd District, which the high court ruled unconstitutionally diluted...
Some of Capital Metro's "Express" buses have been moving a little slower lately, but officials say they've got in fixed. If it seems like that bus in front of you at the light takes forever to get going, you're not imagining things. Carl Whitby, Director of Maintenance for...
A federal appeals court today refused to let the Texas G-O-P replace ex-Congressman Tom DeLay on the November seventh ballot. Republicans will appeal to the U-S Supreme Court. DeLay won the March primary, then resigned in June and said he's moved to Virginia. His wife still...
Today a Williamson County judge signs an order laying out the conditions that Cedar Park mom Ashli Freas must agree to, in order to earn supervised visits with her three-year-old son, who was taken from her after that now infamous episode when he ingested multiple "sweet tart"...