Austin Local News

After three months of National Guard training, Governor Perry's Operation Strong Safety is now at full strength, helping protect the southern border. State Representative Terry Canales represents the area of Hidalgo County where the guard is focused. He opposes the build-up...
Austin has 167 cold cases that seven detectives are working on. They're hoping people will come forward with more information since the news that an Austin man is the suspect in seven murders in Indiana, and may have committed more crimes during the past 20 years. Austin cold...
On Saturday, October 12, 2014, at approximately 2:35 a.m., a male and female were walking near the intersection of 6th and Lavaca streets when several males walked past them. The victims were walking north on Lavaca and the suspects were walking south on Lavaca. A Black male...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports yesterday at lunch time, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911call reporting a female and child lying on the floor in blood in a residence on US Hwy 290 near the community of Ledbetter. Sheriff Deputies, EMS from Giddings, and Ledbetter...
A former campaign manager to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst pleads guilty to stealing nearly two million dollars from the state and federal campaigns. According to the Department of Justice: In Austin today, 58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield (aka “Buddy Barfield”)...
Yesterday afternoon, a swimmer was reported missing in the water at Mudd Cove, in Pace Bend Park, in Southwest Travis County. A woman reported that her friend was attempting to swim across a cove in Lake Travis when he appeared to become distressed. Despite attempts to rescue...
MEDIA RELEASE - UPDATE: On October 21st, 2014 at 2:45 p.m., members of the New Braunfels Police Department and the U.S Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force were following up on leads referencing the location of the wanted suspect, Richard Cantu Vasquez, D.O.B. 12/26/1996...
Investigators with the Burnet County Sheriff's Office / Special Operations Unit along with Burnet Police Department, Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division, and Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft Section executed a...
We know buying a home in Austin is not cheap, but would you be better off renting? Not according to Trulia, the San Francisco-based, online residential site. Jed Kolko, the company's chief economist, says Austin homes are among the most expensive in the state, but he adds...