Austin Local News

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...
An Austin man has been charged with felonies after police say he stole three luxury vehicles, burglarized a bank and led police on a slow-speed chase. The Austin American Statesman is reporting 23-year-old Damian Armstrong was being held Tuesday on five felony charges. He was...
A new teacher evaluation system is being piloted at 20 Austin schools while the State looks to implement a new system as part of the federal waiver received from the No Child Left Behind Act. Education Austin President Ken Zarifis says there's a lot to be considered. He says,"...