Austin Local News

Today’s announcement from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizing standards for methane emissions from new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry represents an important step toward keeping Texans safe and healthy. These new standards protect...
Keeping you safe from wildfire is on the minds of Austin city leaders today. It's no secret that Austin is one of the most at-risk areas in the nation for wildfires. Councilmember Sherri Gallo who lives in the northwest part of town is keen on finding out the worst spots and how...
On May 11, at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Joe Dimaggio Boulevard, in reference to an assault in progress call where a female reported her ex-boyfriend had attacked her with a hammer. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. The...
The United Way is partnering with the City of Austin. When you call the number the operator will put you in touch with one of the other transportation network companies that the city has vetted. The hotline comes as a result of voters turning back Proposition One on the city...
A new campaign has been put forth to protect the Central Texas blood supply from Zika, and it's a partnership between the Blood Center of Central Texas and ABC Home and Commercial Services. "A healthy blood supply depends on a healthy community," says Blood Center CEO Marshall...
University of Texas System regents are expected Thursday to approve rules allowing concealed handguns in campus classrooms and buildings. The rules are mandated by a state law that takes effect Aug. 1. The most controversial rules have been at the flagship Austin campus, which...
A Beechcraft Barron twin engine plane landed at ABIA's East Runway safely on it's belly, with its landing gear up. Austin Airport's Jason Zielinski says there are no reported injuries to the lone pilot. Zielinski says either the pilot forgot to put down his landing gear, or it...
A Beechcraft Barron twin engine plane landed at ABIA's East Runway safely on it's belly, with its landing gear up. Austin Airport's Jason Zielinski says there are no reported injuries to the lone pilot. Zielinski says either the pilot forgot to put down his landing gear, or it...
As Uber and Lyft remain in their self-imposed exile in Austin, other companies are taking on their market share. GetMe co-founder Jonathon Laramy says they've been signing up new drivers to their service left and right. “The sign-up process has been basically a ding ever three...