Austin Local News

Three people were rescued from a car at a flooded low-water crossing south of the Southpark Meadows shopping center in South Austin, according to the Austin Fire Department. A crew with the department was able to rescue all three people inside the submerged vehicle at 10131 Old...
More than 1,000 families in Austin picked up everything they need for a thanksgiving meal and it was all free of charge. Outreach ministry El Buen Samaritano teamed up with several local churches to provide Thanksgiving care packages to families who otherwise could not afford it...
BURNET COUNTY, Texas -- The Lower Colorado River Authority in Texas opened a floodgate at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls due to heavy rain in the area Saturday afternoon. However, water release from Lake Marble Falls has been suspended for now as hydrologists continue to watch...
A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend from Texas to the South as Thanksgiving travel begins . According to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, "The storm system will draw warm, moist...
A Capital Metro bus driver was taken to UMC Brackenridge hospital Friday afternoon after the bus he was driving hit a guardrail on I-35 near Woodward Street and Ben White Boulevard. The accident was reported around 3:45 pm. Officials with Austin-Travis County EMS say the man was...
A woman who claims she suffered a chipped tooth and a concussion at the hands of a San Marcos police officer has filed a civil lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff Alexis Alpha was leaving The Rooftop bar in San Marcos on May 29, 2013 when she walked between a police...
At number 69, Q1 Media is one of a dozen Austin companies named to Deloitte Technology's Fast 500 companies for 2014. Jason Appelbaum, the ad tech company's marketing director, says the company was started in 2004 in the garage of the founder, a UT grad. He says Q1 has...
When Austin police showed up at a man’s home near Parmer and McNeil, he refused to talk to them in regards to a domestic violence situation that had happened earlier. Instead, the man barricaded himself in his home. SWAT set off several distractionary devices to non-violently...
A multi-million dollar proposal for Austin to build it's own booking facility will likely still move forward despite an announcement about the ending of the secured communities program. Many on the Austin City Council saw it as a way to side-step putting city arrested offenders...