Austin Local News

With Austin's skyrocketing population and the onslaught of festivals like South By Southwest, the venerable Rodeo Austin has been able to more than hold its own. Rodeo President Hap Faubaucher says they're doing just fine. "It's fantastic! We all complement each other. We've...
Austin's newest and biggest hotel got a welcoming luncheon this week. The JW Marriott which officially opened this month welcomed business and civic leaders including Mayor Steve Adler who praises the hotel saying it makes Austin a world-class destination. "It represents how a...
A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade. The analysis issued Thursday by the Office of the State Demographer predicts the state's population will be about 54.4 million if...
Austin police say two people have been arrested after authorities found between 8 and 10 gallons of liquid methamphetamine hidden in a car that officers stopped along Interstate 35. Lt. Frank Dixon says if the liquid was turned back into crystal, it would weigh about more than...
For the third year, it will be 24 hours of online giving to a nonprofit, and there's more than 500 from which to choose I Live Here, I Give Here executive director, Tom Spencer, wants any newcomer to get on board and those who always donate...to keep giving! The goal is to raise...
Two men arrested Tuesday, will face federal court charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute liquid crystal methamphetamine tomorrow. Austin Police said this is their first seizure dealing with the liquid form of the drug. Liquid crystal methamphetamine is a new emerging...
APD does allow officers to buy their own body cameras. But buying them for the whole department has yet to go to the city council because they're still researching some concerns. When it comes to police wearing body cameras, APD Chief of Staffs Brian Manley told the Public...
Hays County Sheriff's officials say a man tried to kidnap a woman from a Wimberley store. According to HCSO: On March 4, 2015, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping of an adult female in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's March schedule is filling up fast. Wheeler has agreed to cap off a marathon week of hearings next month with testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology on March 19...