Austin Local News

From Uber's Debee Hancock. Earlier today, Uber met with Mayor Adler ​and offered to submit our own MOU for discussion (since we were not at the table for the other MOU draft). See attached for what we sent him a few hours after the meeting. We're still waiting to hear back. ON...
Austin Police investigate a car that hit and killed a pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair on Saturday night, Jan. 30. The preliminary investigation shows that a Silver Oldsmobile Alero was traveling northbound in the 12300 Block of N. Lamar Blvd., when a pedestrian operating a...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler is backing away from the Ridesharing ordinance requiring fingerprints for drivers. Both Uber and Lyft say they will exit the Austin market if fingerprinting is mandatory. Jonathan Laramie-cofounder of Texas-based TNC startup GetMe says they're not going...
AUSTIN – The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) recently announced the arrest of two suspected child predators following a joint operation between the OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU), the OAG’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) and the Georgetown Police Department (GPD). “...
The Urban Transportation Commission officially restarted the City of Austin's conversation about light rail and other high capacity transit investments by finalizing and adopting a resolution requesting that the Austin City Council plan for and consider placing a such a project...
The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area issues the voters guide prior to the start of Early Voting that begins February 16. Early voting times are Monday through Saturday, 7am-7pm, and Sunday, noon to 6pm. The League of Women Voters encourages voter participation and...
The Blanco River Regional Recovery Team (BR3T) is expecting hundreds of volunteers to come to the area between now and the end of summer to help rebuild homes, and needs to find long- and short-term housing for them as they help our citizens recover from the Memorial Weekend...
The Blanco River Regional Recovery Team (BR3T) is expecting hundreds of volunteers to come to the area between now and the end of summer to help rebuild homes, and needs to find long- and short-term housing for them as they help our citizens recover from the Memorial Weekend...
Austin Police confirms that a man is approaching women from behind and then either pushes them down or in other cases, grabs them. The general description of this man is a Hispanic male, English speaker, about 5’7” – 5’9” in height, 150 pounds, early to mid-20s, short black hair...