Austin Local News

An Aifrican-American schoolteacher from Austin is suing the city after being thrown to the ground by an officer during a traffic stop, and then being told by another that blacks have "violent tendencies." Breaion King filed suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. She's seeking...
The 3M company is putting its 156-acre Austin property at 360 and 2222 up for sale. The Statesman reports the company disclosed the news to employees last week and that they are looking for other options for their 800 strong workforce. 3M says they use only a portion of the...
An Austin Police officer who was caught on film using pepper spray on a handcuffed suspect is suspended for 45 days. Officer Cameron Caldwell accepted the suspension handed down by Chief Art Acevedo. The group Peaceful Streets videoed Caldwell using the spray on 25-year-old...
Travis County's voting tech is reaching the end of its life. Upgrading the voting system in Travis County is on the minds of Commissioners today. Commissioners consider moving forward with a new STAR VOTE system being developed from the ground up by Travis County Clerk's office...
Austin police officer Cameron Caldwell will undergo a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday for an alleged pepper spraying incident on 6th Street during South by Southwest. Video, shot by a so-called activist group, shows the officer's interaction with a man in the back of a police...
By unanimous vote, the Austin city council moves to lower the rates for all customers, saving them on average about $62 per year.
A Texas appeals court has overturned a law that allowed state officials to regulate signs along highways and interstates, saying parts of the regulation violate free speech rights. The 3rd Court of Appeals ruled the 1972 Texas Highway Beautification Act improperly regulates...
FROM ROUND ROCK POLICE DEPT: On Saturday, August 27, at 1:44 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Chase Bank located at 2711 La Frontera Boulevard, Ste. 300. A female entered the bank, approached an employee and made a demand for money. The suspect is described to be in...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case: 16-2360858 Date: August 23, 2016 Time: 1:05 p.m. Location: 2400 block of W. Anderson Ln. Deceased: William Barnet, White male, (D.O.B. 1-21-28) This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to...