Austin Local News

A drug ring that used Austin as its home base has been sentenced to federal prison. According to the US Attorney's office: In Austin, 18 individuals have been sentenced over the past two days to federal prison terms for their roles in a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution...
Complaints about skyrocketing water bills have been pouring into Austin Water. Tammy tells The Todd & Don Show on KLBJ her bill has gone from three thousand gallons of water use to almost 27 thousand gallons last month, "I called them early this week and they told me it was...
Attorney General Dan Paxton has filed a temporary restraining order against a North Austin boarding home and it's owner. Zoe's Safe Place and its owner, Tommie Yvette McKinney came to the state's attention last week when it was overrun with bed bugs, cockroaches and lice...
A city of Austin employee is arrested for stealing computer equipment from the city. While looking for suspicious pawn shop activity, Austin police found that 52-year-old Gilberto Valenzuela made more than 30 transactions and paid more than 10-thousand-dollars last month, and...
The city of Cedar Park has given their approval to buy 215 acres of quarry land from the city of Austin for $4.1 million. Phil Brewer, head of Economic Development for the city of Cedar Park says they've had their eye on that parcel of land for awhile. Brewer says they've had to...
A Texas man gave his boyfriend a proposal to remember when he got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their local Methodist Church – receiving a standing ovation in the process. Trevor Harper, 36, and Davis Covin, 30, who live in Austin, have been dating...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas' from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. During a hearing Thursday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans called attempts to remove the Davis...
The City of Austin will pay $480,000 in attorney fees and court costs to settle a case by local pro-life pregnancy resource centers that won a ruling in federal court that a city ordinance that targeted the centers was unconstitutional. The court case played out over nearly four...
Location, location, location! Cedar Park proves to be the best place in the nation to open a restaurant, according to an online survey. NerdWallet examined 530 cities in the U.S., each with a population of at least 50,000. They looked at population growth and density, and...