Austin Local News

Whole Foods Market Inc. is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery. Austin-based Whole Foods says the marketing campaign this fall will explain to customers what makes it different and why it's better than other supermarkets. The...
Austin police are searching for a person who they say has been hurling large rocks at cars on the interstate. Police said Wednesday that at least two people have been hit during four incidents on Interstate 35 between 2-5 a.m. A June 14 attack left a man with critical injuries...
An ACT study finds only 25 percent of Texas students graduate high school college ready and the Texas Higher Education Commissioner believes teacher quality may be to blame. Commissioner Raymund Paredes says its important to find the right people to become teachers, "Among the...
The biking community has its own thoughts on the report on distracted driving to be sent to the Austin City Council. Some drivers are balking at the thought of it being illegal to hold their mobile devices. The Distracted Drivers Study Group is recommending a hands-free...
A Central Texas reporter has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a man in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night near Bastrop. DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera says 28-year-old Suzanne Hodgson, a reporter for the Smithville Times, was driving drunk and speeding...
The faith community in Austin continues their efforts to advocate for helping the flood of unaccompanied migrants at the Texas border. Jacob Cortez with Austin Interfaith says efforts are already underway to find housing for the kids and families here, "We'll be communicating a...
After one man dies and another is taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning, the city of San Marcos has issued the following statement: San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell has issued a warning about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide in confined spaces suspected in two...
Residents of southwest Austin got to have their say last night on the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest. The proposed tollway would run from FM 1626 in Hays County to the end if southern end of Mopac over some of the most environmentally sensitive land in the area. The Texas...
According to Detective Jarrett Crippen, someone is tossing large rocks onto cars on northbound I-35, between 2:00 and 4:30 a.m. He says the first serious case was back on June 14 and it looks like the person was on the upper deck or the frontage road, throwing rocks onto the...