Austin Local News

Capital Metro's system was breached, but officials say no personal or credit card information was taken. CapMetro said the company encrypts all credit card transactions and does not store any credit card information on any of its systems. CapMetro released the following...
South by Southwest is not only one of Austin’s biggest festivals it also has one of the biggest economic impacts on the city. Thursday festival organizers will announce the financial results from this year’s event. While the executives at SXSW won’t release the exact number...
A California rocket company has announced it will move its headquarters to the Austin area. Firefly Space Systems of Hawthorne, California, confirmed the relocation on Wednesday. The company says it's negotiating with Cedar Park officials to make that city its headquarters. It...
The City of San Marcos is investigating the cause of contradictory and elevated lead readings found in five of 12 test samples in the vicinity of the Hays County Government Center. “The water is in full compliance with state and federal regulations regarding lead in drinking...
The number of students enrolled in four-year universities in the state is up 21,000. Higher Education Coordinating Board Assistant Commissioner Susan Brown says that's a 3.7% increase over last year. She says,"Now, we do expect these numbers to drop slightly because students don...
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,...