Austin Local News

BOSTON, MA— Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future by working with leadership networks in higher education, announced Huston-Tillotson University among the finalists for its sixth annual Climate Leadership...
This week the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 and to celebrate, the Texas Civil Rights Project is suing over two dozen Austin businesses they say are slow to comply. Attorney Joe Berra says trendy nightclubs on Rainey Street and popular food trucks are among the...
Another downtown Austin club is in danger of closing its doors for good. The Brass House on San Jacinto is in arrears with its landlord and owner Jason White says business was booming up until earlier this Summer. "But we hit a snag in may from all the rains and then rolling...
Fayetee Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Friday July 24, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit stopped a silver Chevy passenger car on interstate 10 at the 659 mile-marker at approximately 8:23 am for a traffic violation. After contact with the driver...
APD’s preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a white 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound in the 9100 block of RM 2222, in the outside lane just after 8 pm, Wednesday, July 15. A blue 2014 Toyota Prius was traveling northbound on RM 2222, in the inside lane...
Austin Resource Recovery is asking residents to help them increase Austin’s recycling. Today, July 27 through August 24, Austinites can share their insights about recycling through an online survey, text messages and community meetings. The zero waste goal of reaching 90%...
APD Officers and the City of Austin Transportation Department change locations to enforce the Don’t Block the Box campaign. Officers will be at the following key intersections to keep traffic flowing during the peak travel times of 7-9 am and 4-6:30 pm: William Cannon at Bluff...
Austin police arrested a man on multiple charges after they said he attacked and robbed multiple women at a Zum Fitness business on North Lamar Blvd. Police said Eric Torres,24, came into the Zum Fitness and immediately flipped over a table and began to punch the owner of the...
The Austin City Council decided last year to mandate that landlords accept low-income applicants who plan to pay part of their rent with a voucher if they meet all tenancy requirements — just as landlords aren’t allowed to discriminate against applicants based on factors such as...