Austin Local News

A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend from Texas to the South as Thanksgiving travel begins . According to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, "The storm system will draw warm, moist...
A Capital Metro bus driver was taken to UMC Brackenridge hospital Friday afternoon after the bus he was driving hit a guardrail on I-35 near Woodward Street and Ben White Boulevard. The accident was reported around 3:45 pm. Officials with Austin-Travis County EMS say the man was...
A woman who claims she suffered a chipped tooth and a concussion at the hands of a San Marcos police officer has filed a civil lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff Alexis Alpha was leaving The Rooftop bar in San Marcos on May 29, 2013 when she walked between a police...
At number 69, Q1 Media is one of a dozen Austin companies named to Deloitte Technology's Fast 500 companies for 2014. Jason Appelbaum, the ad tech company's marketing director, says the company was started in 2004 in the garage of the founder, a UT grad. He says Q1 has...
When Austin police showed up at a man’s home near Parmer and McNeil, he refused to talk to them in regards to a domestic violence situation that had happened earlier. Instead, the man barricaded himself in his home. SWAT set off several distractionary devices to non-violently...
A multi-million dollar proposal for Austin to build it's own booking facility will likely still move forward despite an announcement about the ending of the secured communities program. Many on the Austin City Council saw it as a way to side-step putting city arrested offenders...
After calls from residents to make Austin more affordable, the Austin City Council approves homestead exemptions for property owners. Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eeno explains who qualifies for the new exemption, "To be eligible, the resident must have ownership interest in...
Housing Authority of the City of Austin officials along with new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro cut the ribbon to open the new Henry Flores Education and Resource Center. The South Austin facility is the first new HACA construction in over 20 years. The...
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports the Fayette County Grand Jury was in session and handed down two Capital Murder Indictments in two Fayette County Cases. The first Indictment for Capital Murder was on Derek Jamal McKenzie, 18, for the Murder of Sandra Pfeiffer which...