Austin Local News

B R E A K I N G N E W S U P D A T E (5:45 PM) Blanco Middle School and Rocky Road are now re-opened. Law enforcement authorities have concluded their investigatory search, which was assisted by bomb-sniffing dogs. In total two devices were found in the building. Blanco Middle...
Auto thefts continue to be a big problem in Austin. Mark Hanna of the Insurance Council of Texas says at least six cars are stolen every day in Austin.“The Honda Civic is the number one most stolen vehicle in Austin and the Ford Truck is right behind it.” Hanna says thieves...
AUSTIN, Texas (Feb 12, 2016) – Due to the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 14, Capital Metro will detour several Local bus routes and MetroRapid service within the race area on Feb. 13 and 14. Pre-event detours will begin Feb. 13 as race organizers make...
About 8 this morning, Leander officers responded to the intersection of Raider Way and E. Crystal Falls Pkwy to investigate a collision involving a red pickup that struck a 15 year old male student and an 11 year old male student that were walking to school. Rouse High School...
Union Pacific Railroad is pulling out of discussions with the Lone Star Rail group-effectively crippling the plan to have a passenger rail system from Georgetown to San Antonio. Roger Falk of the Travis County Taxpayers League says it was never a good deal for commuters or...
Austin City Council rejects the RideSharing ordinance in the citizens' petition, so now it will go to the Austin voters to decide. Council voted 2-8-1against adopting the petition language with Gallo and Troxclair voting for and Zimmerman abstaining. The election will be held in...
On February 9, members of the DEA Task Force, which includes one Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, were conducting a narcotics investigation at 175 Jeffrey Drive in Cedar Creek, Texas. While there the resident suspect fled the scene. He has been identified as Francisco...
Letter sent out to parents regarding exposure incident at North Austin campus. Feb. 9, 2016 Dear Wooten Elementary School Community, The safety of all students is our top priority at Wooten Elementary School. With that in mind, I am writing to let you know about an incident that...
The city staffer who used a so-called 'Judgemental Map of Austin' in a city presentation has cleaned out his desk. The statesman reports that consulting engineer for the Transportation Department Scott Gross violated city policies for personal conduct and cultural competence. He...