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San Marcos making switch to back-in street parking

Dec 08, 2013 11:54 PM EDT

San Marcos is making a controversial change to downtown that has divided residents in a ...

Teen turns T-shirts into cash for Bastrop Animal Rescue

Dec 08, 2013 11:57 PM EDT

Bastrop High School senior Emily Boujemaa recently donated $250 to Bastrop Animal Rescue Inc. from ...

Train issues closes Oltorf near South Lamar again

Dec 08, 2013 08:05 PM EDT

10 p.m. update: Union Pacific said that the train is having trouble going up ...

Travis County authorities report 100 crashes on icy roads, warn of Monday night freeze

Dec 08, 2013 09:03 PM EDT

Travis County emergency crews responded to a surge of at least 100 crashes on freezing ...

Plan for Auditorium Shores, including smaller dog area, heads to a vote

Dec 08, 2013 07:50 PM EDT

The Austin parks department’s vision for a new, much smaller off-leash dog area at ...

Hays school district plans $60 million bond proposal for May ballot

Dec 08, 2013 07:29 PM EDT

The Hays school district is working on a nearly $60 million bond proposal to put ...

Season for Caring: Energy efficiency coming to Del Castillo family’s home

Dec 08, 2013 07:21 PM EDT

When Amplify Credit Union decided to adopt Statesman Season for Caring recipient 76-year-old Ethel Black ...

Wear: New stop sign has West Austin motorists boiling

Dec 08, 2013 07:03 PM EDT

Commuting west out of downtown Austin — on the best days already a pain in the ...

Shot and killed in Libya, Ronald Smith’s life and words honored by his church

Dec 08, 2013 06:33 PM EDT

On the video screen, Ronald Thomas Smith II began to speak about the Book of ...

10-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run near Austin airport

Dec 08, 2013 04:17 PM EDT

A boy was killed in a hit-and-run near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Saturday night, according to ...

Colleagues: Judge David Peeples not driven by politics

Dec 08, 2013 02:34 AM EDT

Politics have colored many of the plot twists in the months that have followed Travis ...

Achievements: Two earn Eagle Scout honors, UT professor wins Honda Prize

Dec 08, 2013 01:01 AM EDT

Students earn Eagle Scout award

The following students have earned the rank of Eagle Scout ...

Community Briefing: Austin Humane Society reopens to public; Georgetown transferring tract to Round Rock

Dec 08, 2013 01:01 AM EDT



Austin Humane Society reopens

The Austin Humane Society has reopened to ...

Top local stories of the week

Dec 08, 2013 01:01 AM EDT


F1 area waiting for boom: Just a few weeks after the second Formula One ...

Austin Empty Bowl Project has leftovers

Dec 07, 2013 10:01 PM EDT

Hundreds of people ranging from professional potters to Girl Scouts make clay bowls each year ...

Buda hosts Trail of Lights event; City of Austin adopts new parking plan for Zilker Park

Dec 08, 2013 01:00 AM EDT



Five new canine teams complete training

The Texas Department of Public Safety ...

97-year-old woman still monitoring Austin’s electric rates

Dec 07, 2013 09:59 PM EDT

At the age of 97, Shudde Fath is still serving on Austin’s Electric Utility ...

Freeze possible in Austin overnight Sunday amid second wave of cold snap

Dec 07, 2013 09:01 PM EDT

As freezing rain fell Saturday night, the National Weather Service expanded a winter weather advisory ...

PolitiFact: Recaps of recent fact checks

Dec 07, 2013 08:00 PM EDT


Statement: “Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent” since Texas passed concealed-gun permit ...

Officials missed numerous opportunities to prevent Jonestown wind project failure

Dec 07, 2013 07:02 PM EDT

Convinced the wind energy company he worked for was about to receive hundreds of thousands ...