Austin Local News

You might see some new landscaping along 620 in Lakeway in the coming days. TxDOT and the city of Lakeway team up for a beautification project that will also conserve soil and water. TxDOT's Kelli Reyna says they're adding nearly a foot of soil bed to the selected areas and then...
The Austin Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire in Central East Austin, where one woman was killed. Fires crews responded around 1 a.m. Tuesday to the block of 5104 Single Shot Circle after reports of a house fire with a person possibly trapped inside...
The roads of a small part of Austin have gotten a little more autonomous. On Tuesday, Google is going public with a project some had already spotted around town in recent weeks: One of its self-driving cars, a Lexus RX 450h, has been driving and mapping here. With two humans on...
A woman is dead after a deadly blaze at a home on Single Shot Circle in East Austin. AFD Battalion Chief Palmer Buck says she became trapped in the rear of the home and by the time they found her it was too late. Her son called 911 to report the blaze at about 12:45 this morning...
Police say a man was injured when he was slashed by a double-sided sword during an argument in North Austin. An arrest warrant affidavit says 23-year-old Joshua Mejia was charged Friday with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. Police say officers responded to a home...
Last section of 525 foot long Bicycle Pedestrian bridge to be installed over the Union Pacific railroad tracks on Monday night July 6th along southbound MoPac between Duval Road and Braker Lane. Expect travel delays after 8pm between Parmer Lane and Braker Lane.
The Austin Police Department continues to investigate two Officer Involved Shootings that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 5. Case #15-1860670 occurred at 3:47 a.m. in the 10600 block of Golden Quail Drive. The deceased involved in this shooting has been...
Over the July 4th weekend, Marble Falls Police Department Captain Ted Young was seriously injured when an intoxicated boater crashed into a MFPD patrol boat, patrolling Lake Marble Falls for the holiday. Captain Young was transported from the scene by EMS to an Austin area...
During the 2015 July 4th Weekend No Refusal Initiative , there were 40 DWI arrests. Total DWI arrests – 40 Total BWI arrests – 2 Total DUI minor arrests – 0 High BAC Breath – .227 Number of Breath Samples – 17 Number of Blood Draws – 23 Number of search warrant blood draws – 18...