Austin Local News

Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. Crews will resume searches Wednesday for...
An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for staff on how to deal with women in local government. Anthony Snipes, an assistant city manager, handed in his resignation Monday. Snipes had been on...
8:30 p.m. CDT Authorities say a third body has been pulled from the Blanco River that crested three times above flood stage during relentless storms in Central Texas. Hays County officials say 11 people remain missing in the area. That includes eight people who were in a...
The Austin City Council met with dozens officials today to figure out of they will bring a challenge to the appraisals of commercial properties. Chief Appraiser Myria Crigler tells the panel made up of the city council, school district board members and others, appraising...
The torrential flooding prompts the delay or closure of several schools in the area: With parents and school administrators looking to err on the side of caution, several school districts have announced total cancellation of classes today. Those schools include: Blanco ISD,...
Williamson County officials have released the following statement: If individuals live in or near the floodplain of Brushy Creek in Williamson County east of FM 685, they need to evacuate immediately. There is a shelter set up at the Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd. The...
Update from Associated Press: Authorities say the 12 people reported missing after flash-flooding in Central Texas were staying together in a home swept away by the rushing water in a small town popular with tourists. Hays County Judge Bert Cobb says witnesses reported seeing...
Training for new volunteers will be offered on Monday, May 25, at Point Community Church, 11300 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, Texas 78652. Training begins at 9 a.m. Upon completion of this training, volunteers will be official Red Cross disaster volunteers and will be trained...
A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states. The weekend storms spawned a tornado that damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused major flooding that forced at...