Austin Local News

Austin ISD announces Trustee Robert Schneider passed away this morning at his home, surrounded by his family. "Trustee Schneider was a tireless champion of public schools and a stalwart advocate for the community he served. His commitment to a superior education for all was...
South Austin has grown tremendously in the 23 years since the current Mopac Slaughter intersection was built. Some relief is coming for the brutal congestion there. TxDOT's Kelli Reyna says this week they're revealing an already funded, 46 million dollar proposal to build...
Education Austin announced that Maria Dominguez, a teacher at Rodriguez Elementary School and a member of Education Austin, was honored at the White House on Friday, July 24th. Dominguez was one of nine teachers from across the country selected by President Obama to receive a...
Hays Consolidated School District says Hays High will retire 'Dixie' as the school's song. The district's Tim Savoy says the administration chose the action in the wake of a shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church that took the life of nine African American people. The...
The Travis County Commissioners Court voted to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the County for the first time in 2015. The last burn ban in the County ended in September 2014. “Spring rains led to the growth of plants and grasses, which are now drying quickly...
Austin is seeing a decline in the number of students from low-income families in school but demographers are stymied to explain why. A report in the Statesman says enrollment in AISD of low-income household students took its biggest dip last year- from 64 percent to just under...
There are 29 properties on the City's Repeat Offender Program. They have all received numerous health and safety complaints within 24 consecutive months. The main concern is how those complaints are being addressed. Although Austin's rental market is booming there are many...
Four employees with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, including three deputies, have been placed on paid administrative leave, Capt. Mike Gleason with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KVUE Monday. Gleason said the three deputies and one corrections...
A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wimberley (Hays County) will relocate on Thursday, July 30 for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22. Specialists from the State of Texas,...