Austin Local News

Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, announce unexpected retirements. Problems...
The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed mobility improvements to I-35 at Riverside Drive, from south of Holly Street to north of Oltorf Drive, on Thursday, Sept. 29 at W.B. Travis High School, located at 1211 E. Oltorf Street...
The festival is from 11 am to 8 pm. It's the largest, and longest-running, of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws nearly 300 local and national arts, crafts and food vendors, +/-50 musical acts and a quarter-million attendees during the weekend. PSF is also a free...
Some downtown Austin streets are shut down THIS MORNING around Barton Springs to Congress for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure.
The Cedar Park City Council has once again lowered the ad valorem property tax rate. At its September 22, 2016 Regular Meeting, City Council adopted a property tax rate of 47 cents – down from last year’s 47.95 cents – and representing a decrease of almost a penny for every $100...
Austin ISD police are investigating a Lanier High School student who was robbed at gunpoint. The teen says a man with a gun got out of a car and demanded her cell phone while she was walking to school on Tuesday. When the student showed she didn't have a phone, he and the three...
Austin investment adviser representative Stephen M. Scheurer was fined $3,000 and reprimanded for failing to disclose certain financial agreements with creditors. The sanctions are part of a Disciplinary Order that Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered on Sept. 21. The...
The Hays County Commissioners Court learned this week that once again investors have been eager to purchase Hays County bonds. Earlier this summer, the Court authorized its bond advisor, Dan Wegmiller of Specialized Public Finance, Inc., to sell the remaining voter-approved 2008...
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will appear at a rally in Austin tomorrow as the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. Johnson is scheduled to appear at The Palm Door starting at 4PM. On immigration, Johnson says instead of deporting undocumented workers, the...