Austin Local News

Storms and heavy rain in the Austin area have affected two Austin Water facilities. South Austin Regional Wastewater Plant at 1017 Falwell Lane lost power Thursday night at approximately 11:00 p.m. This resulted in a release of partially treated effluent commingled with...
Since noon yesterday until 9:00 a.m. this morning, AFD Dispatch processed nearly 600 calls due to the weather; the normal volume is closer to 350 in 24 hours! It's been busy for Austin firefighters with weather-related calls. Six box alarms caused by a series of lighting strikes...
The Austin Animal Center will be initiating its emergency operation procedures due to predicted continued rainy weather that could further strain its ability to house any more animals. The AAC will be not be taking in lost or stray pets for the next 24 to 48 hours due to rainy...
UPDATE: The Travis County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the missing persons, who were reported missing at FM 812 and SH 130. Earlier searches by STAR Flight, ESD 11 and the Austin Fire Department’s unmanned aerial vehicle did not locate the missing individuals. A...
Travis County is responding to the flooding caused by heavy rain overnight and this morning. The Travis County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the response and current weather conditions. The Sheriff’s Office and Transportation and Natural Resources (TNR) are...
About eight last night, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1500 block of Cotton Gin Road in Kyle for a possible deceased person call. Area residents reported a strong odor coming from a stock tank and believed they observed a person floating in the water. Upon...
FROM TxDOT AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation has closed State Highway 21 near FM 2001 in Niederwald due to damage from recent flooding. Crews will be replacing a washed out bridge culvert on SH 21. The roadway will be closed until further notice. Traffic can detour...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT APD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for Improper Photography. The suspect was observed taking photographs under a female’s skirt in the Walmart located at 225 W. Anderson Lane on May 18, 2016. When the...
Austin Police report that a 2013 black Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound in the inside lane in the 5500 block of north I-35 last night before midnight. A pedestrian was crossing I-35 from east to west. Police said this is both a prohibited and unsafe area for pedestrian...