Austin Local News

Not everyone is on board with giving Charles Schwab an additional 8 and a half million dollars in tax rebates from Travis County. Resident David King says he wants more information disclosed from the investment firm before he decides if it's worth it, "The Charles Schwab...
Travis county is in the process of building a new Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Commissioners gave final approval to funding the new office today. The county's Debra Hale says the goal of creating such an office is to improve the quality of indigent representation in the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships." Abbott's office filed a brief Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Homes are selling faster in Austin than anywhere in the country at the moment. That’s the conclusion of California-based ZipRealty Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIPR), an online real estate brokerage and research company. The survey, which crunched numbers from the Multiple Listing Service,...
The push for Project Connect to pass among the Austin City Council and onto voters continues. A Texas A&M Transportation Institute study shows the future doesn't look good for commuters north of Austin into the heart of the Capitol City. Downtown Austin Alliance Executive...
Despite a judge declaring drainage utility fees invalid, the lawyer suing the city says the fees are still showing up on Austin Energy bills. The first step of declaring the law invalid has happened, yet hundreds of thousands of Austin customers in apartments and condos are...
University of Texas System regents are scheduled to meet Tuesday night to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system. If the regents name a finalist, the candidate must wait 21 days before being officially confirmed for the job...
A Central Texas school board has ordered a trustee to attended professional conduct training after parents and teachers said he used his position to get his daughter onto a cheerleading team. The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees voted Monday...
There will soon be a sidewalk on the east side of North Austin Avenue allowing for safer passage to the school. This is the first of a three-phase improvement plan for North Austin Avenue and F.M. 971 that the City of Georgetown is planning. Construction on that phase has begun...