Advertisement

Austin Local News

The last time we saw Texas tailback Ramonce Taylor, he was scoring a touchdown in the Longhorns' national championship romp over U-S-C. Today, Taylor is accused of making another kind of score. The football player is free on five-thousand dollars bond, after he was arraigned on...
Austin City Council Member Danny Thomas says he wants to create a city board to focus on the quality of life for African-Americans before he leaves office next month. Thomas will be stepping down from his Place 6 seat on the Council. He made an un-successful run for Mayor...
A one-point-eight billion dollar new college construction bond is expected to be approved by the house before the special session ends tomorrow and Texas State University's campus in Round Rock is likely to see millions. Texas State University's Round Rock Campus hopes to obtain...
Its been over a week since the big storms hit Central Texas, but city workers are still struggling to collect tons of branches and brush left behind. It is still predicted to take two to three weeks before the brush outside of your house can be picked up, so the city decided...
If the Governor signs it, House Bill One would give Texas teachers a two-thousand dollar pay raise. Louis Malfaro with teacher union Education Austin says two-thousand dollars is better than nothing. "Texas teachers are paid six-thousand dollars less than the national average...
Stan Knee has spent much of his tenure as police chief trying to figure out why so many people die on the city's roadways. Knee speculates Austin's reputation as a "party town" is a leading contributor to the rash of deadly crashes this year. So he's pleading with drivers to...
The deadline for seniors to sign up for Medicare drug coverage is today. Industry expert Karen Williams says if you miss today's deadline for enrolling---it's going to cost you more. Williams says an estimated 5-million people eligible for the help paying for prescriptions still...
Now that Austin voters have overwhelmingly approved Proposition 6, City Council Member Brewster McCracken says he wants the City Council to move quickly to begin offering insurance to the same-sex partners of city employees. Proposition 6 lifted the ban on offering those health...
Newly-elected City Council Member Mike Martinez says his top priority will be working on the city budget when he takes office next month. Martinez says that with the strong economy, the city should be able to restore funding to some programs that have been cut in the past few...