Austin Local News

(from Cap Metro) As tens of thousands of people from around the world prepare to descend on Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival March 13-22, Capital Metro will again be expanding its service to accommodate expected crowds. “We’ll be...
Two-years ago Austinites said goodbye to single-use paper and plastic bags thanks to a city ordinance. "Just remembering to bring the bags to the store is a problem for me, so I usually end up buying the bags when I get here," said Keith Morris who moved from El Paso to Austin...
On MoPac, rainy weather postponed scheduled closures not only Sunday, but for at least 10 days since the beginning of 2015. As crews struggle with the deadline, nearby resident's struggle with the changes in their neighborhoods. Heather McKinzey lives close to MoPac, but she's...
Recently, the Austin City Attorney’s Office dropped the final two criminal charges that were pending against Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler, but what does that mean? Austin Police currently don't have a restriction on distance when it comes to filming Austin...
The Austin Fire Department is reporting an increase in female employees from six years ago. About 50 women were working at the department when the city's first female fire chief was hired in February 2009. Now, six years later, department data shows nearly 70 women are employed...
Grief counselors will be at Elgin High today to help those who are mourning after two students are killed in a car crash over the weekend. 17 year old Ashely Farrell was a senior and 15 year old William Sumner were killed after the truck they were traveling in left the road on U...
The surge of Texas National Guard personnel, state troopers and game wardens to the border with Mexico has done less than hoped to stop illegal drugs. The Austin American-Statesman ( http://atxne.ws/1LTuN8D ) reported Friday that officials say the effort has done little to push...
A judge has refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent. The Austin American Statesman ( http://atxne.ws/1vJW6OO ) reports U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday...
Weather conditions have forced shedule changes for various weekend events. All ACC campuses and centers closed at 9 p.m. Friday, February 27, due to winter weather. Classes will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28. Austin ISD: Marathon Kids event has been canceled. Crockett...