Austin Local News

From The City of Austin: The visitation for fallen Travis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Hutchinson will be Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Waldon Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd. A celebration of Sgt. Hutchinson’s life will be on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. at...
Media statement from Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr regarding the Association’s vote: “I’ve dedicated my life to the fire service for more than 30 years and I’ve always been willing to stand by the decisions I’ve made, even when they weren’t necessarily popular. “That being...
Austin will not hire the cops it knows it needs in this new budget being considered now at City Hall. Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday says Council has authorized three studies about staffing shortages at APD and has seen two of them already. "And we're about to...
Mourners at a memorial service have remembered a Texas father and son who were killed in the truck attack two weeks ago in Nice, France. Hundreds gathered Thursday evening at Lake Hills Church in Austin to celebrate the lives of 51-year-old Sean Copeland and 11-year-old Brodie...
A woman seen on home surveillance footage walking up to a Pflugerville home and taking two small dogs from the front porch has returned them to their rightful owner. She says it was all a big misunderstanding and she never meant to cause a problem. The woman, who is choosing to...
Hundreds of Austin firefighters vote to censure Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, expressing strong disapproval toward some of her policies and her overall performance. It'sthe second time since 2014 that the Austin Firefighter Association has voted to censure Kerr. AFA President Bob Nicks...
A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Officer Patrick Cheatham will not face charges related to the July 12th, 2015 shooting death of David Allen Lepine. On that day, Officers Cheatham and Bruce Porterfield drove to Lepine’s residence in western Travis...
The Texas Department of Transportation shut down Old Fitzhugh Road at RM 12 in Dripping Springs to perform roadway paving and intersection work. The intersection will be closed for approximately one month, weather permitting. Traffic will not be able to turn onto Old Fitzhugh...
A Travis County Commissioner's frustration with his friends and colleagues spills over. Words have become heated lately between Commissioners, particularly between Brigid Shea and Ron Davis, over the creation of the county's first Public Improvement District in Northeast Austin...