Austin Local News

Experts have called for better public emergency notifications since deadly storms and flooding last year in Central Texas. Hays County and San Marcos officials on Tuesday released the recommendations following disastrous weather during Memorial Day weekend and last October. Some...
A pre-trial hearing for former Austin police officer VonTrey Clark has once again been postponed. Clark is facing a charge of capital murder in connection to the death of Samantha Dean, and Kyle victim services coordinator who was found murdered last year. She was also pregnant...
How much would you pay to alleviate your Mopac headaches? $1? $2? $10? You may soon get your chance to find out under a new plan approved by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board, which creates a variable toll structure on Mopac's new express lane stretching...
Williamson County Deputy Mario Johnson was arrested by his co-workers on Sunday at his home on FM 3125 for assault family violence by a house member impeding breathing /circulation, a third degree felony. He was placed in the Williamson County Jail with a $10,000 bond. A...
Early Voting for Austin's Proposition One ends today. Former Chamber of Commerce President and former Mayor Lee Cooke thinks a vote for Proposition One, "Is in the best interests, long-term, for the citizens of Austin. Not only for the citizens' safety, but also for the...
Austin parks and trails are now part of Google Maps. Some eighty new views of Texas cities are now on Google Maps. Bob Lander from the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau says the new views from the Google Street Trekker backpack program will only add the healthy number of...
On Sunday, May 1 after 3 am, a 2007 Gold Toyota 4Runner was driving northbound in the 100 North IH-35 northbound proper when it hit a pedestrian in the roadway. It appears James D. Palacios, 26, was crossing the high speed roadway from east to west, crossed two of three lanes of...
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Austin Police received a report of a Burglary of Residence in the 5000 block of Blue Spruce Circle. The victim arrived home and noticed his front door had been forced open. He reviewed his home surveillance footage and saw two suspects enter his...
The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing TONIGHT, May 3, to discuss the proposed improvements on I-35 from Rundberg Lane to US 290E. The hearing will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Bertha Sadler...