Austin Local News

The hands-free ordinance took effect on January 1, 2015, and in the span of its first year more than 5000 people were ticketed for using their mobile devices behind the wheel. But as we approach the halfway point of the law's second year, Austin police say they're still seeing...
Ridesharing company Lyft appears to have an exit strategy. The long, winding debate over fingerprint background checks for ridesharing drivers is set for its final showdown on Saturday as voters head to the polls to cast their ballot. Uber and Lyft have both threatened to leave...
Permanent watering restrictions are now the law of the land in Austin after the city council decides residents need to be controlled in their water usage, despite more than 55% of respondents to a survey voiving their opposition. KLBJ anchor and reporter Patrick Osborn joined...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a longtime critic of Donald Trump, now plans to support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Adviser Jeff Miller says Perry "believes Trump is the nominee and will be supporting him over Democrat Hillary Clinton." Perry also told CNN on...
Austin City Council wrangles over keeping water restrictions permanent, despite abundant water in lakes and aquifers. Councilmember Don Zimmerman lashes out at bogus claims of environmental protectionism by holding back water for trees during droughts. "And the government thinks...
Austin City Council wrangles over keeping water restrictions permanent, despite abundant water in lakes and aquifers. Councilmember Don Zimmerman lashes out at bogus claims of environmental protectionism by holding back water for trees during droughts. "And the government thinks...
This afternoon around 1:45 p.m. Round Rock police officers responded to the 800 block of David Curry Drive in reference to a burglary not in progress call. In speaking with the residents of the home, officers were advised that property was taken from their home including a...
13 news AISD Elementary school campuses throughout Austin will get new Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. AISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz says Pre-K will enroll three-year-olds. "It is about trying to get students into school early so that we can work on literacy, vocabulary...
Austin first responders band together to stand against Proposition One. That includes the combined law enforcement agents of Texas, the Austin firefighters, EMS and Police associations too. Andrew Romero with the Austin Police Association PAC says Uber and Lyft are not telling...