Austin Local News

Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers has appointed Charles Edge, a former police chief with the Waxahachie Police Department, as acting police chief to investigate a police officer. Under the Texas civil service statute, all personnel decisions must be completed by the department...
A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high...
UPDATE: Williamson County Road & Bridge reports the following roads are closed due to high water: CR 450; CR 472; CR 177; CR 123, CR 467 & CR 498. Turn around, don't drown! Two adult males were rescued at approximately 6:25 a.m. this morning from their vehicle at the...
Under a bill that has passed the Texas House, convicted drunken drivers whose licenses are suspended may still drive - but only while sober. Dallas Republican Rep. Jason Villalba's proposal cleared the chamber 143-1 on Tuesday, but still needs Senate approval. Currently, a...
It's a busy morning for first responders who are dealing with flooding after last night's torrential rain. In Austin, the usual low water crossings are under water at this hour. Most of the low water crossings at Old Spicewood Springs between 360 and Spicewood Springs are closed...
Colleagues of STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain, who died last week, have started the healing process by getting back to work at 7 tomorrow morning. EMS flights will resume first. Travis County STAR Flight Program Director Casey Ping said other missions like public safety, search...
Austin Police uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in a house in South Austin. Police arrested a man in connection with the rental property on Alexandria Street near Brodie Lane. Lt. David Socha of the Organized Crime Division said Detectives found more than 400...
Some University of Texas-Austin students held a die-in to protest an apparel licensing contract between the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Cowboys Merchandising (289c Apparel/Cowboys), which they claim is a well-known labor and human rights abuser. The demonstration...
Investigators say a Central Texas medical helicopter had cleared some trees and was coming out of a spin when a flight nurse fell to her death from a hoist. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary report on the April 27 accident in Austin...