Austin Local News

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. The Travis County Child Protection Team say they're redoubling efforts to coordinate Child Protective Services and law enforcement on all cases. Family and Protective Services Commissioner John Specia says we need to pay close...
Thunderstorms and torrential rain Friday brought possible tornadoes in South Texas, flooding to Houston and lightning that police said caused an explosion sending flames into the air from an oil tank south of San Antonio. Forecasters said more severe weather is expected in the...
The San Marcos Nature Center invites the public to volunteer at the center, 430 Riverside Drive, on Saturday April 18 at 9 a.m. in early celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. “Spring is a busy time in our gardens, and with Earth Day being on a week day, we know that...
The Senate has approved its budget featuring $4-plus billion in property tax cuts. The House is advancing its plan spending slightly more on Texas' first-ever sales tax reduction. As both chambers speed toward a tax-cut showdown that could leave the roughly $210-billion state...
AUSTIN -- The Reggae Festival is scheduled to happen Saturday after rainy weather conditions cancelled the event at Auditorium Shores Friday. Read More: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/04/18/austin-reggae-festival-reopens-saturday/25982349/
Taylor police say they've made an arrest in the shooting death of a Taylor man last month. Chief Henry Fluke says they've filed Capitol Murder charges against 18 year old Dwayne Rivens-Baker of Harker Heights with the shooting death of 19 year old Aaron Gault, "...and on April...
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Department writes a letter to city and county officials expressing concern over environmental impact reports conducted by Tex-Dot. Chuck Lesniak with the city's Watershed Protection Department tells the Environmental Commission letters were sent to...
A proposal requiring police and other law enforcement officers to undergo 'animal encounter training' has made it out of the House today. HB 593 comes after several dog shootings across the state at the hands of police. Renatta Simmons of Liberty Hill tells the House Homeland...
A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center. Travis County jail records show 52-year-old Leigh Bohart was being held Friday on charges of murder and tampering with physical...