Austin Local News

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...
The Yale study shows heart attacks can be much more deadly for young women, ages 20 to 54. Dr. Michael Grad with St. David's Medical Center says there are several reasons for that. He says,"We have 5,000 people across the state that say they believe in marriage equality, and we...
A former police officer from the Rio Grande Valley is arrested in Fayette County, after authorities say they discoverd 100-pounds of marijuana in his pickup truck. According to the Sheriff's office: Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports on Friday afternoon a former Police...
The Austin city council is considering a resolution that would amend Chapter 5-1 (Housing Discrimination) of the city code to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's "source of income." They define the source of income to include a variety of Housing Vouchers. The...
The Lower Colorado River Authority is cracking down on people who take water from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River without a valid contract and is asking anyone who spots a possible violation to report it to LCRA. Many of those believed to be taking water without a...