Austin Local News

Mayor Lee Leffingwell announces a citywide challenge to end homelessness among veterans in Austin. Working with federal partners the Veterans Administration and HUD as well as local partners Front Step, Caritas and ECHO, Leffingwell aims to join Salt Lake City and Phoenix as...
Texas conservation groups and the city of San Antonio are nearing a $20.5 million deal to halt development near the world's largest bat colony. The Austin American-Statesman reports the coalition could finalize a deal this week to purchase 1,500 acres of land next to the Bracken...
Affordable housing could get a big help in Austin in a tiny way. Small apartments called micro-units are 500 square feet or less. Austin City Council Member Chris Riley says there could be an opportunity to do something that is cleaner, simpler and more effective than what they'...
Two students in Belton ISD are now under observation after authorities discover the children were on the same plane with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola. The district sent a letter home to parents at both North Belton Middle School and Sparta Elementary school informing...
The head of an online software marketing company...who brought his business to Austin a few years ago...says it was one of his best decisions and things are still looking up. Court Cunningham, CEO of New York-based Yodle, says the company has more than tripled in size since he...
Austin Police say 23-year-old Damian Jermaine Armstrong is charged with three counts of grand theft auto, burglary and evading arrest after he broke into Roger Beasley Porsche dealership Sunday night. An arrest affadavit says Armstrong confessed to stealing two Mercedes and a...
Austin Police need your help solving a credit union robbery. It happened yesterday afternoon at the Velocity Credit Union on E. 11th Street. Police say a thin black male between six foot and six-two in his mid-forties to early fifties entered the credit union shortly before 4...
The U.S. Army is deploying about 500 Fort Hood soldiers to Liberia to back U.S. efforts in the fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. A Fort Hood statement says a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood to case the colors of the 36th Engineer Brigade will mark the formal...
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...