Austin Local News

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...
(from DPS) Jeffrey Phillip Paige, 24, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on May 9 in Austin. Paige was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward up...
State and local leaders are urging people to listen to the first responders when it comes to flooding and safety. First responders put their lives in danger every day, but the risk becomes higher during severe weather like we've had across Texas for the past week. It becomes...
Last fall's historic election bringing in a new 10-1 form of government in Austin also ushered in it's first council that is comprised mostly of women. The phenomenon prompted a training to teach city staff how to better communicate with the council and how that may have...