Austin Local News

Austin City Council gets to weigh in this week on their participation in the Wildhorse Public Improvement District that Travis County approved last week. City Chief Financial Officer Elaine Hart tells council how staff feels about it. "The staff recommends the council not object...
A construction worker in Lockhart is dead and one is injured after an excavation project collapse. Lockhart Police say the injured man was airlifted to a hospital where he is conscious and alert. The dead man was trapped underground. Several agencies were cooperating to recover...
Another felony charge for the I-35 rock throwing suspect Patrick Johnson. Austin Police charge Johnson for assault with a deadly weapon in a rock throwing incident that left a man blind in one eye in May on I-35 just north of UT Campus. Police say Johnson threw a fist sized rock...
FROM AUSTIN WATER UTILITY The Austin Water project to provide improved water pressure to residents and area fire hydrants in the Northwest Hills area is taking longer than expected. Excessive rain and unforeseen issues underground have slowed work on the project. Utility work in...
The University of Texas Police Department is warning of a man who has been reportedly exposing himself to students before speeding away in his car. According to the department, the man follows women around the west and north campus in a silver four-door sedan. Women who have had...
The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery the first full week of October, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that have...
An Aifrican-American schoolteacher from Austin is suing the city after being thrown to the ground by an officer during a traffic stop, and then being told by another that blacks have "violent tendencies." Breaion King filed suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. She's seeking...
The 3M company is putting its 156-acre Austin property at 360 and 2222 up for sale. The Statesman reports the company disclosed the news to employees last week and that they are looking for other options for their 800 strong workforce. 3M says they use only a portion of the...
An Austin Police officer who was caught on film using pepper spray on a handcuffed suspect is suspended for 45 days. Officer Cameron Caldwell accepted the suspension handed down by Chief Art Acevedo. The group Peaceful Streets videoed Caldwell using the spray on 25-year-old...