Austin Local News

Georgetown Police say they've recovered a stolen Lexus used by a man they say kidnapped another man before releasing him unharmed. Police say 40-year-old Sylvester Franco-Luviano allegedly stole the car in Dallas where he's a person of interest and suspect in a carjacking and...
Texas State University classes were canceled this afternoon due to heavy rains and flooding in San Marcos. Hays County's Laureen Chernow says although rains have tapered off, runoff is still causing problems. "We have had quite a bit of rain fall throughout the county. and in...
Austin Police charge a man who they say tried to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl in a North Austin Library with aggravated kidnapping and unlawful restraint. Police records say 30-year-old Hubert Justin Powell came into the bathroom that the girl was leaving and forced her...
The Austin school district says a ruptured water pipe is to blame for damage to Paredes Middle School, and because of the damage it caused all classes have been cancelled. School officials say that pipe burst over the weekend on the third floor of the academic building. The...
Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, announce unexpected retirements. Problems...
The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed mobility improvements to I-35 at Riverside Drive, from south of Holly Street to north of Oltorf Drive, on Thursday, Sept. 29 at W.B. Travis High School, located at 1211 E. Oltorf Street...
The festival is from 11 am to 8 pm. It's the largest, and longest-running, of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws nearly 300 local and national arts, crafts and food vendors, +/-50 musical acts and a quarter-million attendees during the weekend. PSF is also a free...
Some downtown Austin streets are shut down THIS MORNING around Barton Springs to Congress for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure.
The Cedar Park City Council has once again lowered the ad valorem property tax rate. At its September 22, 2016 Regular Meeting, City Council adopted a property tax rate of 47 cents – down from last year’s 47.95 cents – and representing a decrease of almost a penny for every $100...