Austin Local News

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...
TJX Companies Inc. has recalled “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after spot testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella...
The UT System Board of Regents will meet this week to possibly name a finalist for the job of chancellor. The chancellor oversees the 15-campus system and Texas Coalition for Higher Education's Hector De Leon says whomever is chosen needs to have credentials as an academic and...
The case of a Leander teen convicted of super-aggravated sexual assault is continuing to unfold. Jurors say one of the cases against Leander teen Greg Kelley was quote tainted. They say the child was interviewed several times by officials, when experts say that leads to false...
Thousands of petitions calling for Marriage Equality are delivered to Attorney General Greg Abbott's office. Hundreds of Gay Marriage supporters in Austin gathered to celebrate Judge Orlando Garcia decision back in February striking down the State's ban on Gay Marriage, he did...