Austin Local News

A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Officer Patrick Cheatham will not face charges related to the July 12th, 2015 shooting death of David Allen Lepine. On that day, Officers Cheatham and Bruce Porterfield drove to Lepine’s residence in western Travis...
The Texas Department of Transportation shut down Old Fitzhugh Road at RM 12 in Dripping Springs to perform roadway paving and intersection work. The intersection will be closed for approximately one month, weather permitting. Traffic will not be able to turn onto Old Fitzhugh...
A Travis County Commissioner's frustration with his friends and colleagues spills over. Words have become heated lately between Commissioners, particularly between Brigid Shea and Ron Davis, over the creation of the county's first Public Improvement District in Northeast Austin...
At 2:11 am, Austin police officers were closing out a previous call and heard a crash on private property in the 10200 block of N. Lamar Boulevard. The officers noticed a white Jeep with damage and observed what is believed to be a security guard flashing a light. The Jeep sped...
FROM JARRELL-SCHWERTNRE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION Jarrell-Schwertner Water Supply Corporation is requesting that you announce a boil water notice for the following roadways: County Roads 311, 312, 314, 315, 375, 388, FM 1105, Steeplechase Street and Hunt Club Street. This is an...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case : 16-2030573 Date : July 21, 2016 Time : 10:35 a.m. Location : 2400 block of Fallwell Lane Deceased : Felipe Leija, Hispanic male, D.O.B. 12-18-82 On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:35 a.m., Austin Police Officers responded to a check welfare...
One of Austin's leading educators has his hand out for more social services money from the city of Austin. AISD Board Member Dr Paul Saldana says the new city budget being dissected now should have more in it for parent support and after-school services. “And to quote my...
Jamie Neal is now retired from law enforcement. For 26 years she served the community of Lakeway. Her husband also spent many years in law enforcement, recently retiring from the Travis County Sheriff's Department. As it does to so many current and former police officers, the...
A Taylor man is arrested after punching his four-year-old son in the head multiple times. His reason: to teach him how to be a man. An arrest affidavit says 36-year-old Brandon Kole Pressnell is charged with injury to a child - family violence, which is a third degree felony...