Austin Local News

GSD&M has designed a new logo to commemorate the City of Austin’s 175th birthday. Mayor Lee Leffingwell unveiled the logo with GSD&M CEO Duff Stewart and Chief Creative Officer Jay Russell during a special press conference on Thursday, December 18th, at Austin City Hall...
The search is still on for a suspected gunman who put another man in the hospital last week. Officials says KCEN-TV Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his car after the morning news when a man approached him and shot him. DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson says the weapon of choice...
An index used to help school districts lure quality teachers based on the cost of living in an area could undergo some changes under a couple of bills filed by an Austin lawmaker. State Senator Kirk Watson says the Cost of Education Index a basic part of the funding formula for...
Austin Police have a black man in his mid-50s in custody this morning after a SWAT standoff. According to APD senior officer Vaneza Bremner, police got a domestic disturbance call at the Chalmers Court Apartments in the 1600 block of East 3rd Street near downtown. A man with a...
Round Rock police say an officer shot and killed a dog that bit him on the hand and lunged at his throat following a police chase with the animal's owner. Police spokeswoman Angelique Myers says the incident started yesterday morning when the suspect, wanted in connection with a...
Some Central Texans have made fireworks part of their holiday traditions and experts say use care where and when setting off authorized displays. The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office reports the winter retail fireworks season began Saturday and runs through midnight New Year'...
Austin's Trail of Lights will be closed Friday December 19 due to flooding in Zilker Park. Organizers say the trail will reopen Saturday night. If you already bought a ZIP Fast Pass, weekend gate admission or parking passes for Friday they will be honored Saturday or Sunday...
Motorists and bicylists in Austin will have to put their smartphones, tablets, games, GPS Navigators and other handheld devices down while in motion or face a stiff fine. A new hands-free ordinance goes into effect January 1. APD Assistant Chief Brian Manley says it's part of an...
Texas sets another record for job growth. Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar says in November nearly 35 thousand Texans found work. The state unemployment rate fell to 4.9% from 5/1% last month and 6.1% a year ago. TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar says this is the...