Austin Local News

TxDOT is making emergency sign repairs to a damaged overhead sign. Both directions of I-35 are shut down and not expected to open for several hours (8pm). Advising drivers to use alternate routes or expect delays. Crew must fix a falling sign because it poses a danger for...
A couple of prominent Austin musicians join the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians welcoming a delegation of South African healthcare and music industry leaders in East Austin today. The delegates and HAAM had a meeting of minds on how musicians are cared for in each nation...
The Austin City Council will be looking closer at a proposal to bring a golf course to an East Austin park. District 1 Council woman Ora Houston says the city is not listening to neighbors who are telling them they want it, "Waterloo park has been closed for three years, and not...
The Austin City Council will be going over a legal challenge they plan on bringing against the Travis County Appraisal District over the values of commercial properties. The proposal is being sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Tovo with several co-sponsors including District 6's...
Construction will begin next year on a major mixed-use project in Southwest Austin. The development will be between Nutty Brown Road and Belterra Drive along Highway 290. According to developers Crescent Communities and Endeavor Real Estate, it will be 90 acres of retail,...
Following allegations of sexual assault of a 6-year-old student by a bus driver, the family files a lawsuit in federal court. The family is suing the Austin school district, as well as the assault suspect, Leon Ralph Young, and a former Walnut Creek assistant principal who was...
Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill meant to strengthen regulations for storing the chemical fertilizer that caused a fatal explosion in West in 2013. The Senate gave final approval Thursday to requiring ammonium nitrate be kept separate from combustible...
A San Antonio man is indicted for nine bank robberies that occurred from Austin to San Antonio. According to the Department of Justice: Willie James Cleveland, age 34, stands charged by federal grand jury indictment for a string of bank robberies earlier this year along the...
(from San Marcos Police Department) On May 21, 2015, at approximately 12:45 a.m. New Braunfels Police were dispatched to the 900 block of I-35 south along the southbound access road for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived and found a deceased Hispanic female suffering from...