Austin Local News

Austin police officer Cameron Caldwell will undergo a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday for an alleged pepper spraying incident on 6th Street during South by Southwest. Video, shot by a so-called activist group, shows the officer's interaction with a man in the back of a police...
By unanimous vote, the Austin city council moves to lower the rates for all customers, saving them on average about $62 per year.
A Texas appeals court has overturned a law that allowed state officials to regulate signs along highways and interstates, saying parts of the regulation violate free speech rights. The 3rd Court of Appeals ruled the 1972 Texas Highway Beautification Act improperly regulates...
FROM ROUND ROCK POLICE DEPT: On Saturday, August 27, at 1:44 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Chase Bank located at 2711 La Frontera Boulevard, Ste. 300. A female entered the bank, approached an employee and made a demand for money. The suspect is described to be in...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case: 16-2360858 Date: August 23, 2016 Time: 1:05 p.m. Location: 2400 block of W. Anderson Ln. Deceased: William Barnet, White male, (D.O.B. 1-21-28) This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to...
City Manager Marc Ott recently announced he will be leaving Austin to take a job in Washington, D.C. But the road city leaders must travel to hire a full-time replacement for Ott is very long and winding, so city council will ramp up its search for his replacement Monday at noon...
Akins High School principal Brandi Hosack sent a letter to parents Sunday telling them of an alleged threat aimed at the campus. Following an investigation by AISD police, the threat was deemed to be not credible, but the school isn't taking any chances. Hosack says more...
Northbound MoPac Exit north of Steck Avenue to Permanently Close The exit ramp located just north of Steck Avenue on northbound MoPac will permanently close after 10pm on Saturday August 27th so crews can complete work on a Steck Avenue bypass that will open in a couple of weeks...
Tomorrow at 8 pm, APD will participate in the 2016 Austin Pride Parade at 1200 San Jacinto Blvd. APD reminds the public that there will be heavy traffic and street closures from 5 to 11 p.m. tomorrow evening. Please take note of the following information: Congress Ave. between...