Austin Local News

Due to an ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Cedar Park City Council has lowered the ad valorem property tax rate for the second year in a row. The adopted property tax rate of 48.5 cents represents a decrease of ¾ cent for every $100 of property valuation and is...
In preparation for the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased staffing and resources to respond to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for HCPs. Effective Oct. 6, 2014...
This morning, Round Rock firefighters responded to a hazardous materials leak at Exfluor Research Corp., 2350 Double Creek Drive. The leak was eventually contained. No one was injured by the leak. Arriving at the business, firefighters reported seeing fumes coming from the side...
The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, last night in San Marcos. There were no injuries or shots fired during the arrests. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr., 31,...
On September 15, 2014, a live bat was found at approximately 7:30 PM on the front porch of a house in the 100 Block of Primrose Blvd in Kyle. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for rabies. If you think that you or someone...
Travis County Sheriiffs are working with Austin Police Dive Rescue team, Lakeway Fire and Police, DPS and Texas Game Warden to locate the missing Travis County Sheriff's deputy. Area residents are not being allowed in due to the search and a leaking water main which is...
Central Texas school officials say a stabbing at a high school has left one student injured and prompted a campus lockdown. Bastrop Police say two 15 year old boys went into a restroom to fight when one of the boys stabbed the other and fled the scene at 7-55 this morning. The...
Steven “Kirk” Anderson, 32, was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force this afternoon without incident at his residence in the 200 block of Juniper Drive, Georgetown, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the McKinney Police Department, located...
About 50 low water crossings across Austin are closed. The water appears to be receding, but emergency officials say swift moving water will remain dangerous throughout the day. Click here for up to date info on the flooded roads in Austin and here for Williamson County. The...