Austin Local News

Putting retired police officers on duty and tougher penalties for smugglers are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that would ramp up enforcement under new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Another proposal in the bill filed Monday would make it a felony to "encourage" or...
Authorities say a robbery suspect's desire for a haircut shortly after holding up a fast food restaurant helped lead to his arrest. Police allege Hector Raul Chavez robbed a Wendy's restaurant in Austin and then right afterward, drove to a barber shop. The Austin American-...
A newlywed is in the Williamson County Jail after her spouse is found dead in their Round Rock home. Fred Thomas with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office said 32-year-old Nancy Khan called 9-1-1 on Saturday and when authorities got there, they found 34 year old Ali Khan...
ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV drivers. The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle...
(from Cap Metro) As tens of thousands of people from around the world prepare to descend on Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival March 13-22, Capital Metro will again be expanding its service to accommodate expected crowds. “We’ll be...
Two-years ago Austinites said goodbye to single-use paper and plastic bags thanks to a city ordinance. "Just remembering to bring the bags to the store is a problem for me, so I usually end up buying the bags when I get here," said Keith Morris who moved from El Paso to Austin...
On MoPac, rainy weather postponed scheduled closures not only Sunday, but for at least 10 days since the beginning of 2015. As crews struggle with the deadline, nearby resident's struggle with the changes in their neighborhoods. Heather McKinzey lives close to MoPac, but she's...
Recently, the Austin City Attorney’s Office dropped the final two criminal charges that were pending against Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler, but what does that mean? Austin Police currently don't have a restriction on distance when it comes to filming Austin...
The Austin Fire Department is reporting an increase in female employees from six years ago. About 50 women were working at the department when the city's first female fire chief was hired in February 2009. Now, six years later, department data shows nearly 70 women are employed...