Austin Local News

The Georgetown City Council has decided to allow their police department to keep an armored military vehicle. Georgetown council members voted to fund operation costs for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The issue came up after the vehicle broke down on the way to...
Dr. Paul Cruz, interim superintendent for the Austin Independent School District is now the sole candidate for the job, after two other candidates bow out. Dr. Cruz has been serving as interim superintendent, since Dr. Meria Carstarphen's departure in June. He has had strong...
Austin police are looking for a man who shot and killed another man in east Austin. Senior officer Vaneza Bremner says both victim and suspect are Hispanic men. The victim in his 50s, she says the suspect was last seen driving a Red ford a F-150 north on Springdale in East...
Among the 200 items on tomorrow's Austin City Council agenda is a proposal to allow Decker Golf L.L.C. to develop land near Decker Lake into a public golf course. The project would be paid for entirely by the private company and the proposal would give Decker Golf a 50 year...
The lawsuit concerns a relatively new law that could cost Texas brewers millions of dollars. Matt Miller, an attorney with the Texas office of the Institute for Justice, says Live Oak Brewing is joining two Dallas-area breweries in challenging the law. He says historically,...
A chronic shortage of 911 call takers has been going on for some time according to public safety commission's Mike Levy, who tells KLBJ his commission has been begging, pleading and praying for the city manager Marc Ott to take steps to fix the problem. 911 call takers have one...
Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott wants to spend another 4-billion dollars to improve Texas roadways. Since Austin drivers cope with some of the country's worst traffic, it's possible some of that funding will be spent here. Interstate 35, US 183 and MoPac; everyone's got their...
A popular Broadway musical has been revived and is playing in Austin this week. ANYTHING GOES is a revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece. Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, ANYTHING GOES sails to Bass Concert Hall under...
President Obama's executive order on immigration continues to stir debate in Washington and across the nation, and a local congressman says the current president wasn't the first to propose such action. Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett says he wishes the President had...