Austin Local News

8:30 p.m. CDT Authorities say a third body has been pulled from the Blanco River that crested three times above flood stage during relentless storms in Central Texas. That brings to 13 the number of people killed by the holiday weekend storms in Texas. Hays County officials say...
The Austin City Council met with dozens officials today to figure out of they will bring a challenge to the appraisals of commercial properties. Chief Appraiser Myria Crigler tells the panel made up of the city council, school district board members and others, appraising...
The torrential flooding prompts the delay or closure of several schools in the area: With parents and school administrators looking to err on the side of caution, several school districts have announced total cancellation of classes today. Those schools include: Blanco ISD,...
Williamson County officials have released the following statement: If individuals live in or near the floodplain of Brushy Creek in Williamson County east of FM 685, they need to evacuate immediately. There is a shelter set up at the Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd. The...
Update from Associated Press: Authorities say the 12 people reported missing after flash-flooding in Central Texas were staying together in a home swept away by the rushing water in a small town popular with tourists. Hays County Judge Bert Cobb says witnesses reported seeing...
Training for new volunteers will be offered on Monday, May 25, at Point Community Church, 11300 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, Texas 78652. Training begins at 9 a.m. Upon completion of this training, volunteers will be official Red Cross disaster volunteers and will be trained...
A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states. The weekend storms spawned a tornado that damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused major flooding that forced at...
Uhaul on runberg off I-35 NB is closed today as cleanup crews have pulled two trailers from a ditch. Across the interstate, SB utility crews are fixing a utility pole broken in half. No word if these damages are caused from strong winds or a tornado. Crews in Hays county are...
Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions within Hays County, the Hays County Judge, in cooperation with the cities of San Marcos and Wimberley, has ordered a curfew beginning May 24th at 9 p.m. and ending May 25th...