Austin Local News

Travis County says it won't begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses, despite a county probate judge's ruling that declared the Texas ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Probate Judge Guy Herman found the marriage ban unconstitutional Tuesday while ruling as part of an Austin...
Austin Police say an emotionally disturbed man being committed by officers made threats about bombs he said were planted at a North Austin mosque he spent the night at and in a hookah lounge near the UT campus. Police were called out to the North Austin Muslim Community Center...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has reduced an officer's controversial suspension to a written reprimand. Officer Jonathan LaBorde will receive more than $2,000 in back pay he lost while serving the 10-day suspension in 2014 for actions he took while off duty in February. The...
A new admissions committee has been formed to look into admissions practices at the University of Texas Austin. According to the UT Systems: The University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today that he is forming a committee to study the recommendations...
An Austin college professor weighs in on the upheaval in Libya and says it'll take more than one country to keep terrorist groups, like ISIS, from completely overtaking that country and others. Roy Casagranda, an assistant professor of government at ACC, says the situation in...
Clayton Kocurek says the chicken tenders served in his school cafeteria looked so stale that one day he and his friends tested how far the food would bounce across the table. \There was no playing with their food Wednesday, however, for the 11-year-old and his fellow sixth-grade...
An iconic Austin bar is shutting its doors , but they'll be opening up a new location. This marks the end of a 50 year tradition for the Horseshoe Lounge. Jim Overcash was among the very first customers. For him, it's an emotional time. "We're all a family. Any way you want to...
A Central Texas park is wanting you and your family to see what a truly dark sky looks like and the majest of the milky way. Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg is one of the first dark sky certified parks in Texas. They just recently achieved gold-tier status, and to celebrate...
Shortly before being sworn in as governor, Greg Abbott called for doing away with local bans on plastic bags, fracking and tree-cutting that he says amount to a “patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model.” Austin has bans on plastic bags...