Austin Local News

Texans who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. The presidential disaster declaration of May...
Some changes are coming to the parking garage at Austin City Hall. According to a memo sent out by Austin Transportation Department Director Robert Spillar, rates will be rising to park in the garage beginning on July 1st. You can expect to pay five dollars for one hour of...
Two Austin police officers and a car driver have been hurt when the parked vehicle caught fire and exploded. The Austin Fire Department says the incident happened before dawn Tuesday in the parking lot of a convenience store. Division Chief Palmer Buck says investigators are...
The public safety commission learned Monday that the city could hit triple-digit fatalities by the end of the year. In 2013, the City of Austin saw 74 traffic fatalities. Last year there were 62 traffic fatalities. So far in 2015 there have been 42 traffic fatalities. That’s...
Hays County officials on Monday identified two more bodies found in the wreckage of the Memorial Day floods. Medical and dental records helped authorities identify Sue McNeil Carey, 71, and Laura Schultz McComb, 34, as the two women found last week along the Blanco River. In...
Hays County officials on Monday identified two more bodies found in the wreckage of the Memorial Day floods. Medical and dental records helped authorities identify Sue McNeil Carey, 71, and Laura Schultz McComb, 34, as the two women found last week along the Blanco River. In...
39-year-old David Lane Scott is charged with improper relationship between and educator and student after the student's father apparently saw the text messages and contacted Round Rock Police. The girl attends Ridgeview Middle School. According to the arrest affidavit, Scott...
Travis County Commissioners are poised to approve of a disaster declaration that's already been signed off by Judge Sarah Eckhardt. Travis County Emergency Management Coordinator Pete Baldwin says the declaration will help governmental entities, like schools, start repairs, "The...
More people are being sickened by synthetic marijuana. Commander Mike Benevides with Austin-Travis County EMS says since Friday, they've responded to 26 separate incidents that have sickened 31 people, "What that's telling us is that the chemical compound and composition of...