Austin Local News

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...
Uhaul on runberg off I-35 NB is closed today as cleanup crews have pulled two trailers from a ditch. Across the interstate, SB utility crews are fixing a utility pole broken in half. No word if these damages are caused from strong winds or a tornado. Crews in Hays county are...
Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions within Hays County, the Hays County Judge, in cooperation with the cities of San Marcos and Wimberley, has ordered a curfew beginning May 24th at 9 p.m. and ending May 25th...
Earlier this morning both Northbound and Southbound lanes of I-35 were closed due to flooding. The Texas Department Of Transportation has re-opened the Interstate, although the Southbound lanes are still moving quite slowly. We should be a break in the rain early today, but...
Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding. Hays County sheriff's Lieutenant Jeri Skrocki...
The Texas Legislature has approved fines for governmental entities that post signs prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns in areas where licensed Texans are allowed to carry them. Authored by tea party-backed Republican Sen. Donna Campbell, the plan passed both chambers...