Austin Local News

At a time when creating and maintaining jobs is critical, the president of the Texas Association of Business says federal regulations are taking Texas and the rest of the country in the wrong direction. Bill Hammond says regulations from Washington are hitting manufacturers...
Austin Travis County EMS is confirming that at least one person has died, following a plane crash near the intersection of Highway 71 and FM 973, east of Austin Bergstrom International Airport. EMS and fire personnel are on scene. According to the Federal Aviation Administration...
Neighbors of a South Austin couple whose home was ravaged by last Halloween's deadly floods come to their defense. Marsha Zwelling says while other neighbors have started rebuilding, Mike and Nancy Kimbro have been denied a permit to start work on their own property, "The bottom...
The owner of a dog shot dead by police two years ago after an Austin police officer mistakenly shows up at his home is heartened to hear officers are finally getting additional training on how to deal with aggressive dogs. Michael Paxton tells the Todd and Don show, "It's good,...
The Ethics Review Commission has issued a written reprimand to City Council District 3 candidate Susana Almanza for omitting certain information required on her campaign finance report. The Commission cited Almanza for not disclosing the occupation and employer of contributors...
The family of a nine-year-old boy struck by lightning two weeks ago is suing the Lake Travis Youth Association. The family claims the association and some others were negligent in providing lightning safety for their son. Tuesday night the boy's neighbors stepped up to help the...
Two of the Austin Police Department's commanders are under what union officials call "ridiculous" and unrelated internal affairs investigations. The first, involving Cmdr. Steve Deaton, centers on comments he allegedly made about the controversial suspension of an officer last...
All Austin police officers are scheduled to complete training this month to reduce the number of dogs they shoot. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1Br2n0s ) the department decided in the spring after several high-profile shootings to put all of its officers...
Leaders of a Central Texas city have approved a $3.5 billion annual budget that includes buying out about 300 more homes in flood-prone areas. The Austin City Council on Tuesday approved next year's budget and spending $78 million for residences along Onion Creek and Williamson...