Austin Local News

Austin Energy says their goal to run the city on green energy alone could cost us big time. Khalil Shalabi has been running the numbers for the utility, "Costs in excess of affordability goal is $678 million over 10 years. The Austin Energy plan makes $463 million, so the swing...
The Austin City Council will take up the issue of buskers and street performers today in their meeting. Austin Music People director Jennifer Houlihan says street performers, who add to the quality of life in Austin for vistors and residents are getting hassled by police...
Williamson County commissioners are looking at a growing legal bill and taking some heat. A lawsuit filed against the county on behalf of five constable candidates who were asked about their religious beliefs, views on abortion and gay marriage is costing the county...
The head of the Texas Department of Transportation, J.F. Webber, says not only do we need to think about building roads, we also need to be thinking about the transportation of the future. Webber tells a mobility coalition in central Texas that we need to prepare for everything...
The investigation continues surrounding the vandalization at St. John’s Regular Baptist District Association in Northeast Austin. A very tired Pastor, G.B. Clark, says the insurance people were out yesterday to estimate how much damage was done. He says it's so extensive, the...
How to improve the quality of the State's Pre-K program was the goal of the latest study from the non-profit Children At Risk. According to the University of Texas at Houston's Dr. Susan Landry, Pre-K's most profound impact is felt by the poorest and most at risk students. She...
Travis County Commissioners give their okay to the budget for Central Health. But at least one citizen doesn't think everything is in line. Retired attorney Bob Ozer says the $35,000,000 included in the budget should not be forwarded to the new U.T. Medical School. But Central...
Back in the alternative energy craze of the last decade, Texas awarded nearly seven billion dollars in subsidies to wind power to build transmissions lines. But State Comptroller Susan Combs says because the wind blows only sporadically, it has been a lousy investment and these...
The Austin school board meets with the consultant hired to help the district find a new superintendent. Gary Ray with Ray and Associates says when creating an interview committee the board needs to keep a few things in mind, like the number of members. Ray says his firm will...