Austin Info

Austin, Texas is located in Travis County. Zip codes in Austin, TX include 78748, 78721, and 78719. The median home price in Austin is $340,000. More Austin information.

Local Charities in Austin, TX

Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Austin News

Local news for Austin, TX continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

20 hrs ago | Eater

wire: Special Dinner and Cooking Classes at El Naranjo; Slow...

Interior Mexican restaurant El Naranjo is currently hosting noted Mexican chef Toms Domnguez for a weeklong "Fiestas Pastras" culinary event. Tonight's five course dinner with the chef is sold out, but the restaurant will offer a second dinner on Thursday, September 18. The chef will teach two cooking classes, one on the 19th and another on the 23 as well.

Comment?

Yesterday | Austin American Statesman

Austin Scoop: Top free things to do, Sept 19-25

Jennifer Perkins, the founder of Craft Mafia and former host on HGTV and the DIY Network, will host a craft & cocktail night at the TOMS store starting at 7 p.m. Friday . RSVP by emailing atxrsvp@toms.com .

Comment?

Yesterday | Austin American-Statesman

Austin among most facial hair friendly cities

Austin was recognized with a distinction we probably didn't need to be told about to guess - one of the ' Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America .' With beards and mustaches abounding around town, its more surprising that we only came in at number 7, behind Boston, L.A., Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.

Comment?

Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin

Initiative aims to cut down number of cars on Austin roads

To meet this goal, CapMetro and the City of Austin are paying for free webinars for businesses to set up the best options for their employees. Some businesses are already trying to find alternative ways for their workers to commute to work besides driving alone.

Comment?

Yesterday | Business Journal

As Uber, Lyft proposal rises some Austinites wonder 'what's the rush?'

A proposal touted by Austin Councilman Chris Riley to legalize the operation of transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft is only a provisional proposal until more permanent regulatory framework can be devised. But Riley's proposal, the first one to make it to an Austin City Council agenda, is not the only one wending its way through City Hall.

Comment?

Yesterday | CultureMap

Austin better educated than Houston, Dallas and rest of Texas says new study

School is back in session and a new report says Austin is one of the most educated cities in the country. WalletHub has released 2014's Most and Least Educated Cities , which ranks Austin the 11th most educated city in the U.S. The site analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan areas to determine "where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle."

Comment?

Yesterday | The Austin Chronicle

Other Worlds Austin Has a Time Lapse

Don't look into the future. You might not like what you see. That's the story of Time Lapse , the newly announced centerpiece film for the first Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival Check your watches: Other Worlds Austin , the city's first ever dedicated science fiction festival, has announced its centerpiece film, chronological conundrum Time Lapse .

Comment?

Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin

Man stabbed in greenbelt area of Southwest Austin

Austin Fire Department crews are trying to rescue a man in a a greenbelt area of Southwest Austin early Tuesday morning. Crews got a call around 6:40 a.m. about the water rescue, which reportedly started as a robbery.

Comment?

Yesterday | Business Journal

Summit Hotel acquires first Austin property - and it's a big one

Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has purchased the Hampton Inn & Suites at 200 San Jacinto Blvd., its first Austin asset. The publicly-traded real estate investment trust paid $53 million for a leasehold position of the 209-room hotel.

Comment?

Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin

Officers investigate homeless camp where man was beaten

A homeless man is in the hospital with severe head injuries, after police found him beaten inside a storm tunnel in South Austin. A 911 call around midnight sent officers to the drainage tunnel near Barton Springs Road and South First Street.

Comment?

Yesterday | The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin: FoodCritics Picks

The "Oh" name is a tribute to owner Abbi Lunde's grandmother, but we like to think of it as OMG.

Comment?

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

SWAT officers respond to a home in Northwest Austin.

Austin police responded about 7:30 p.m. to the home in the 6300 block of Avery Island Avenue , near McNeil Drive. SWAT officers was called to the scene about two hours later.

Comment?

Daily Texan

UT community should support movements to end homelessness

According to Austin's Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, tonight there will be over 2,000 homeless men, women and children on the streets of Travis County. We all pass some of these people every day on our way to class or work.

Comment?

Business Journal

Wall Street exec trades it all in for retail with Western flair in downtown Austin

Jessica Beattle, a transplant from North Carolina via New York, brings her love for the West into the essence of her new Austin store - Hacienda. Jessica Beattie has traded in the high stakes financial career of Wall Street for the laid back vibe at Hacienda, her new downtown Austin store.

Comment?

The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont's Purple unleashes new video, preps for move to Austin

It sounds like the 30,000th time we've said it, but here's one more: Purple is totally blowing up right now.

Comment?

Business Journal

Uber, Lyft legalization set for Austin City Council vote

Lyft cars can be identified by the pink mustache on the front. New legislation could clear the way for its services to be legally available in Austin.

Comment?

Austin American Statesman

The Feed: Bravo names Austin restaurants that will appear on 'Best New Restaurant'

This shabby-chic second-floor restaurant on Congress Avenue sometimes feels like a nightclub, with the expansive bar area up front playing host to loud groups of revelers. But no dance club can boast a burger like Swift's Bowling Alley burger .

Comment?

KHOU-TV Houston

Details emerge in 2-year-old's death in AustinDetails emerge in...

New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend. Details emerge in 2-year-old's death in Austin New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.

Comment?

KXAN-TV Austin

Lane closures on major Austin city street

Commuters who drive on 15th Street by UMC Brackenridge should get ready for some major delays over the next two months. Because of the construction of the new Dell Medical School and teaching hospital lanes will be reduced starting Monday.

Comment?

The Austin Chronicle

Best of Austin: MediaReaders Picks

She's firm but fair, she knows her movies and clearly loves them. Read her for her plainspoken prose, , or her biting wit .

Comment?

•••
•••

Flash Flood Watch for Travis County was issued at September 17 at 4:09PM CDT

•••
•••
•••

Austin Jobs

•••