Austin Local News

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet have used slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency and safely returned the to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport spokesman Jason Zielinski says nobody was hurt in Tuesday morning's...
Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings. The funeral for Travis County sheriff's Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The service is at Hill Country...
Austin police have been going under cover to ticket Uber and Lyft drivers. Those a new app based ride sharing services in town and they compete with cab company's. Uber driver Anthony Nguyen thought he could be caught by police and he was, "I hope that it becomes legal. Drivers...
Austin firefighters were called out to Connally High School on North Lamar this morning around 1:15 to find a small blaze in a chemistry lab cabinet on the second floor of the school. The fire was quickly extinguished but not before causing over two thousand dollars in damages...
The Texas Education Agency gets some good news from the feds. The conditional waiver to the stringent 'No Child Left Behind Law' has been extended. The TEA's Debbie Ratcliffe says,"The waiver gives Texas one more year to develop this new teacher evaluation system. It gives us...
In Round Rock, TX, today, federal authorities arrested Richard Anthony Corrales, 55–year-old President of CORTEC Precision Sheet Metal, Inc., and two others for allegedly employing undocumented aliens announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney for the Western District of...
Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft could become legal this week, if the Austin City Council approves it. Yellow Cab Austin owner and driver Denise Jaumsen says despite charges increasing, people still use the ride share program. She says the prices tend to range...
A man claiming to be an undercover police officer tried to arrest another man last week. Today, the suspect was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony. Sgt. David Boyd says David Scarbrough's victim saw a chance to escape, ran to a gas...
The Hutto City Council approved a five-percent increase in customer water rates at the September 18, 2014 Council Meeting. This rate increase will affect City of Hutto water service customers only. The increase will go into effect on October 1, 2014, with the first customer bill...