Austin Local News

A rainy Bike-to-Work day still draws dozens of cyclists to City Hall plaza this morning. As Austin celebrates it's biggest ever Bike-To-Work Day, local businesses like Whole Foods and Wheatsville Co-op are providing free fueling stations for cyclists today. Praising the drought...
As we look forward to sunny days to come, UMC Brackenridge wants to help keep Austin sun smart...with a free skin cancer screening this Saturday morning. The 28th annual free skin cancer screening is only from 8AM until noon and it's open to the public. No appointment is...
Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty NBPD detective was confronted by another driver following a near collision in the New Braunfels Wal-Mart parking lot in the 1200 block of I-35 South. During that confrontation, the suspect made reference to affiliation with a criminal street gang...
A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans in an attempt to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now. Time ran out at midnight Thursday for the Texas House to pass legislation that would prohibit government employees from...
An Austin official has been suspended amid an investigation into a seminar for municipal staff on how to deal with women that left the city's female-majority City Council fuming. Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes, who organized the session, will be on leave until the end of...
The top 12 most promising startups in the Austin area were announced and honored today by the Austin Chamber of Commerce through its Innovate Austin initiative, and South by Southwest Interactive . The companies, selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 275...
A volleyball coach in Hutto is facing charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a 15 year old girl. According to LinkedIn, 39-year-old Paul Byers II is the head coach and director of Team Phoenix Fitness in Hutto. The company's website states they offer advanced fitness...
(from UT) The University of Texas System launched a cutting-edge web portal today that allows private sector and government agencies to quickly find thousands of renowned researchers and facilities at the System’s campuses and health institutions. Influuent is a free online...
UPDATE: Funeral services for Anthony Drew Riddle will be Monday May 18, 2015 10:00 AM at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas, TX. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday May 17, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The family has set up a fund, at the First Texas...