Austin Local News

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...
Deconstruction of houses and buildings could be the wave of the future in Texas. Austin home owners who are rebuilding or remodeling have a new option for their construction debris and it can net them a nice tax deduction. The ReUse People is a new non-profit organization that...
The University of Texas says three students have tested positive for mumps, and officials are trying to notify classmates and guests at a fraternity party one of them attended last weekend. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says mumps rarely occurs across the...