Austin Local News

Sparks fly during today's Austin City Council work session today. Council members Don Zimmerman and Mayor Pro Temp Kathy Tovo are at odds over a proposal at the state Capitol that would limit a city's annexation ability. Zimmerman thinks Austin is too heavy handed in areas that...
A proposal to build a golf course on parkland near Lake Walter E. Long in East Austin is making progress. The city council's Economic Development Opportunity Committee gave the go ahead to the project. Austin attorney Lou McCreary says the golf course is not the best use for the...
Floods and flash floods continue to be a threat this week for Central Texas. The Austin Fire Department is keeping its swift water rescue teams ready of a moment's notice in case of emergency. Austin Fire Battalion Chief Matt Cox says a little common sense can save your life...
Central Texas officials Monday approved a 25-year, $35.1 billion transportation plan for the area that, despite a goal of mitigating the city’s road congestions with $4.3 billion to improve Interstate 35 and $13.5 billion to expand and operate bus and rail transit, will most...
Media reports portray some Central Texas counties as unprepared for wildfires because they lack a community wildfire protection plan. Hays and Williamson Counties were singled out as not having adopted a community wildfire plan as orchestrated by the Texas A&M Forest Service...
When Tom Jennings dropped his 2011 Jeep Cherokee off at the Maaco Collision Repair in Round Rock in November, it was just for some minor front bumper repairs. But when he got his car back, he was surprised at what he saw. A police report shows there was new damage to the outside...
A teenage boy is injured following a shooting in southeast Austin on Monday. According to police, the shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Riverside Drive in southeast Austin. The extent of his injuries are unknown, but police say they have stabilized...
Austin's booming business economy sees another corporation set up major operations here. Telogis supplies GPS technology for fleet management services...and their new Austin hub on North Mopac in the Domain area is bigger than their headquarters in Orange County, California. CEO...
— The so-called "Tim Tebow" bill that would allow home-schooled students to compete in University Interscholastic League sports activity for the first time was approved Monday by the state Senate. Under Senate Bill 2046 by Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, home-schooled students would...