Austin Local News

Former Austin Councilmember Laura Morrison says the Ridesharing companies are using questionable tactics to influence the May 7 election. "To be blunt, this campaign does not pass the smell test. And we are calling for a broad investigation of Uber and Lyft's actions, to...
Update: Members of the Austin Police Department Robbery Unit and FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Michelle Crawford for the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 1601 W 35th St that occurred Monday, May 2, 2016. Narrative: On Monday, May 2, 2016 at approximately 10:37 a.m., a...
Interstate 35 closures have been scheduled to take place tonight. Construction crews will close the northbound lower deck mainlanes of I-35 from 12th Street to Airport Boulevard, as well as one northbound lane on the I-35 upper deck in Austin from 11 pm to 5 am tomorrow,...
As the Austin Small Business Festival begins winding down, Austin Chamber of Commerce's Drew Cheverle says they're concerned about how Austin's City regulatory climate is not helping to attract and keep business development. “We know that this has had an impact on the Austin...
Experts have called for better public emergency notifications since deadly storms and flooding last year in Central Texas. Hays County and San Marcos officials on Tuesday released the recommendations following disastrous weather during Memorial Day weekend and last October. Some...
A pre-trial hearing for former Austin police officer VonTrey Clark has once again been postponed. Clark is facing a charge of capital murder in connection to the death of Samantha Dean, and Kyle victim services coordinator who was found murdered last year. She was also pregnant...
How much would you pay to alleviate your Mopac headaches? $1? $2? $10? You may soon get your chance to find out under a new plan approved by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board, which creates a variable toll structure on Mopac's new express lane stretching...
Williamson County Deputy Mario Johnson was arrested by his co-workers on Sunday at his home on FM 3125 for assault family violence by a house member impeding breathing /circulation, a third degree felony. He was placed in the Williamson County Jail with a $10,000 bond. A...
Early Voting for Austin's Proposition One ends today. Former Chamber of Commerce President and former Mayor Lee Cooke thinks a vote for Proposition One, "Is in the best interests, long-term, for the citizens of Austin. Not only for the citizens' safety, but also for the...