Texas News

Austin was picked as Budget Travel reader's favorite music scene, according to a "best of" poll released recently. Readers voted Austin their No. 1 favorite place for music, ahead Memphis, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, which also made the list. The "Live Music...
You'll have a little more shade this summer when you head to Barton Springs Pool just south of downtown Austin. Seventy-three new trees, along with a new irrigation system, are being installed. The $16,000 project will not cost tax payers any money. The Austin Parks Foundation...
Hope faded Thursday of finding 11 missing offshore workers alive as the sun set on a second day of searching and the massive drilling rig that exploded into flames late Tuesday night sank into the Gulf of Mexico. With the fire doused and the rig submerged, the Coast Guard...
Rescue crews continued scouring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico deep into Wednesday night, looking for 11 workers missing after an explosion and massive fire engulfed an offshore rig operating about 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The families of those unaccounted for,...
A growing number of North Texas home foreclosure filings have nothing to do with the usual late mortgage payments. Almost 350 Dallas-Fort Worth area homes are facing a forced sale because the owners owe money to homeowners associations or home equity loan holders, local...
While the manhunt continues for a former executive director of an Austin non-profit accused of stealing from the charity, court documents are shedding more light on the brevity of the accusations. A search warrant affidavit says that 51-year old Louann Aponte, the former...
Standing in line at the movie theater to get your popcorn and soda might soon be a thing of the past. A new theater called Gold Class Cinemas is opening up at The Domain on May 7th. Austin and Dallas will be the only cities in Texas to have one of these theaters. The theaters...
Magic Brands LLC, an Austin-based restaurant group, is selling almost all of its assets, including Fuddruckers and Koo Koo Roo restaurant brands, to Tavistock Group in a $40 million transaction. Tavistock Group owns and operates Austin-based Freebirds World Burrito, which has 32...
Lawmakers say they have tried to write laws in recent years to prevent homeowners associations from gouging and abusing property owners, but more might need to be done. On Monday, outraged homeowners told a Texas House panel they've been threatened with huge fines and possible...