Austin Local News

Austin City Council rejects the RideSharing ordinance in the citizens' petition, so now it will go to the Austin voters to decide. Council voted 9-1-1 against adopting the petition language with Gallo voting for and Zimmerman abstaining. The election will be held in May and next...
On February 9, members of the DEA Task Force, which includes one Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, were conducting a narcotics investigation at 175 Jeffrey Drive in Cedar Creek, Texas. While there the resident suspect fled the scene. He has been identified as Francisco...
Letter sent out to parents regarding exposure incident at North Austin campus. Feb. 9, 2016 Dear Wooten Elementary School Community, The safety of all students is our top priority at Wooten Elementary School. With that in mind, I am writing to let you know about an incident that...
The city staffer who used a so-called 'Judgemental Map of Austin' in a city presentation has cleaned out his desk. The statesman reports that consulting engineer for the Transportation Department Scott Gross violated city policies for personal conduct and cultural competence. He...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler faces an irate mob over the Austin Police shooting of unarmed black teenager David Joseph. Chanting Justice for David Joseph- dozens of angry protesters storm Austin City Hall and Mayor Steve Adler speaks to them. “Your voice reminds us of the memory of...
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley announced today that the Fischer Store Road Bridge will be open to traffic much earlier than initially expected and invited the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony February 26. Lt. Gov. Dan...
Drivers using cell phones beware because Austin Police may be watching you from above. Austin Police started a new initiative to crack down on hands-free ordinance violators. Lieutenant Jerry Gonzalez said a KEYE poll showed most people in Austin thought the new ordinance that...
In the wake of Monday’s officer-involved shooting, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday said many people don’t understand how dangerous an encounter can be or escalate for a police officer even with a naked, unarmed person. Casaday pointed to a video that captured a...
From Uber's Debee Hancock. Earlier today, Uber met with Mayor Adler ​and offered to submit our own MOU for discussion (since we were not at the table for the other MOU draft). See attached for what we sent him a few hours after the meeting. We're still waiting to hear back. ON...