Austin Local News

Austin Police say David McKinley, 25, was charged for killing a woman an an illegal game room in North Austin earlier this month. Police say David McKinley started shooting in that game room on Wagon Trail after trying to rob the place, killing a woman and injuring two others...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has lifted the Parks Burning Restriction within all City parkland thanks to recent wet weather. The Department is committed to protecting the City’s parks and surrounding communities. The Department will continue monitoring...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has re-opened Barton Creek Greenbelt. After continually monitoring the safety of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has made the decision to re-open it for public use today, Wednesday, August 24, 2016...
Central Health has pitched its proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, and among its ideas, a fairly sharp spike in the amount of money you'd pay each year for property taxes. The plan stretches far beyond one or two years, however. Claiming a potential loss of $20 million in...
The state's campus carry law took effect on August 1. Despite that, the calls to ban guns on the University of Texas campus continue, and beginning Wednesday a weeks-long protest will get underway. Albeit a very unconventional style of protest. It's called ' Cocks Not Glocks'...
Texas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million - and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards - after computer glitches caused problems for students and school districts last academic year. Education Commissioner Mike Morath...
FROM TXDOT AUSTIN – Weather permitting, construction crews will close southbound Loop 1 at Loop 360 for bridge work on Wednesday night, August 24. Beginning at 8 p.m.: Southbound Loop 1 traffic will be reduced to one lane at Loop 360 Southbound Loop 1 ramp to southbound Loop 360...
A long line of Trump supporters gather outside the gates of Travis County Expo Center. Gates to the Expo Center opened shortly before 2 with doors to the arena opening at 4:30. The first to arrive came from outside of the county, with many arriving from Corpus Christi and Nueces...
Austin Energy has about 729 customers in North Austin without power this afternoon after a car crashed into a power pole knocking it down on Anderson Lane near the Walgreens blocking all lanes of traffic. Crews are working to remove the pole and restore power.