Austin Local News

The New Braunfels Police Department is seeking tips from the public following an armed robbery at an auto insurance agency, and Comal County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information. On April 20th, 2015, at approximately 2:30pm, a male entered the Freeway Insurance...
Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House. House lawmakers in a 101-42 vote gave final approval to open carry on Monday after preliminarily passing the bill Friday...
A man has been arrested in Central Texas after claiming high-grade marijuana found in his car was tea. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies pulled over 27-year-old Guanyu Chen about 9 p.m. Sunday. Upon searching the vehicle, a deputy...
Texas House Republicans have voted to end the practice of being prosecuted by a democratic district attorney. Now public corruption cases will be handled in the politician's hometown. They voted to end the current practice of the Travis County District Attorney overseeing the...
After being notified of a threat written on a restroom wall Friday, school officials and law enforcement have tightened security at a local high school. The threat mentioned a shooting that would take place today at Lehman High School in Kyle. Tim Savoy with the Hays CISD says...
(from AP) University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin. Fenves, the school's provost and second in command since 2013, was sole finalist for the job. The vote naming him as the finalist had...
You may see a different variety of cyclists headed through Central Texas today and tomorrow, part of a tradition that began a few years ago. (Additional information from United Healthcare) On April 25, riders will participate in the third annual Clay Hunt Honor Ride in Fort...
The San Marcos Police Department has identified the man who was struck and killed on the railroad tracks near Wonder World Drive in San Marcos Friday afternoon. Richard Alonzo Natal, 50, of San Marcos was struck by a train at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and was declared...
The wage gap continues to widen for workers in Austin. Brian Kelsey with Civic Analytics tells the City Council for the most part, pay is not keeping up with the cost of living in Austin, "Nobody's really gained much over the past ten years, on average. But you can see we haven'...