Austin Local News

APD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for robbing two Walgreens stores in the past week. The first robbery occurred on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:10 p.m. in the 6200 block of W. William Cannon Dr. The second robbery occurred on Monday, May 30,...
The Austin Animal Center, which suspended animal intakes over Memorial Day weekend due to crowded conditions, has re-opened intake after an the community stepped forward to help relieve crowding. During the three-day weekend, the AAC averaged 30 adoptions a day and over a four-...
Travis County's elderly property owners have a reason to smile. Senior Citizens in Travis County could enjoy a little break on their property tax bills. Commissioners consider raising the senior homestead exemption by five thousand dollars. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty objects...
“We could have anywhere from three to six inches of rain between now and Saturday.” Travis County Emergency Services Director Danny Hobby says they're working on beefing up county resources in advance of the forecasted three-to six inches of rain we could get starting tomorrow...
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased male that was found in a stock tank in the 1500 block of Cotton Gin Road of Kyle on Thursday, May 26, as Omar Alejandro Hernandez-Castro, 33. He was reported as a missing person on Monday, May 16, 2016. He was...
With each passing season the line of traffic stretches farther and farther around Dell Diamond, causing headaches for ballpark visitors and regular commuters alike. That may change in the coming years, however, following approval by the Round Rock City Council for a new design...
The total number of rock attacks on drivers on I-35 has climbed to 84 since June of 2014, none of which have been solved. It's because of the disturbing continuance of the attacks that more money is being put forth to catch the person responsible. In January, $10,000 was offered...
For the second time this year, the LCRA has decided to open the flood gates at Mansfield Dam. Just a few weeks ago one gate was opened to address a large influx of rainwater in the Colorado River, but in anticipatiion of even more water heading downstream, three gates have been...
Rescue crews in Austin have recovered the body of a woman who was tubing with friends when she was swept into a culvert and trapped, a death officials blamed at least in part on recent heavy rains. Police and fire officials said at a news conference that the woman was tubing...