Austin Local News

A fire caused more than $150,000 worth of damage to a home in South Austin Saturday morning. Austin Fire Department reported to the fire at around 6:15 a.m. at 3806 Holt Drive. The fire, ruled accidental, began in a plastic trash can outside of the home. The fire then burned...
The fight is on for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. A grand jury has indicted Paxton on multiple felony charges, according to several sources who are familiar with the complaints. The charges will be unsealed in McKinney on Monday about noon, and a Tarrant County judge has...
A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday...
UPDATE: Owner of USB has been found! PREVIOUS: The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the owner of a USB drive containing family photos. The name associated with these files is Candace. The USB drive was recovered during an...
AUSTIN, TX, July 31 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, set four consecutive daily records for July electric demand this week and may set more records by the end of the summer. “As the Texas economy continues to thrive, ERCOT...
A competition pitting a dozen Austin area dog trainers against each other is winding to a close. Diana Smith with Hearts and Paws has been using positive motivation for over three decades in Austin, "My project for the Canine Restoration Challenge , his name is Kismit from the...
A six vehicle crash at Slaughter and Manchaca has claimed the life of a woman in her 50's. According to EMS, eight people were injured in the crash with five people transported to UMC Brackenridge, two with potential serious injuries. Austin police are investigating and expect...
UPDATE: Steven Blake Aldrich was arrested a couple of hours ago and charged with two counts of a prohibited weapon and one charge of having components of explosives. At approximately 6:30 am, Friday, July 31, 2015 Leander Police Department along with the Austin Police Department...
One way Central Texas residents can help support the region and its residents is by contributing through utility bill donations. These contributions aim to meet significant needs in the community and your donations help improve the area’s quality of life and livability. One of...