Austin Local News

Even though Transportation Network Companies, or TNC's, are still illegal in Austin, some city council members say they shouldn't have stricter insurance requirements than taxi drivers. The council states the TNC's must provide 'primary' commercial coverage for its drivers at...
An Austin man has been charged with felonies after police say he stole three luxury vehicles, burglarized a bank and led police on a slow-speed chase. The Austin American Statesman is reporting 23-year-old Damian Armstrong was being held Tuesday on five felony charges. He was...
A new teacher evaluation system is being piloted at 20 Austin schools while the State looks to implement a new system as part of the federal waiver received from the No Child Left Behind Act. Education Austin President Ken Zarifis says there's a lot to be considered. He says,"...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says a television ad from Democratic opponent Wendy Davis focusing on his use of a wheelchair is an act of desperation and distracts from issues that matter to Texas voters. Abbott told reporters after a rally Tuesday in Houston...
The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the State's abortion facilities. The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers today. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the...
Austin hospitals are making some adjustments to their protocol for treating potential Ebola patients, after a Dallas nurse contracts the virus. Dave Thomsen, Vice President of Quality at St. David’s Healthcare says they are looking at their materials and supplies...as well as...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state's latest tool to suppress minorities in elections. Today's ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is at least a temporary victory for...
State lawmakers are on a mission to develop a more skilled workforce and they're now turning to the business community for to help do that. State Senator Kel Seliger chairs the new joint committee to study the State's Education Policy for a skilled workforce, "It is treating...
Harley Clarks Obituary: By the time he was twenty Harley Clark had already made a historic change at the University of Texas. As UT Head Cheerleader, he introduced the now famous Hook ‘Em Horns hand signal at a Gregory Gym pep rally in November of 1955. He unilaterally...