Austin Local News

In Austin this morning San Juana Valdez Menchaca, 54, and her husband, Julian Perez, 57, were sentenced to 70 months and 33 months in federal prison, respectively, for conspiring to smuggle more than 500 undocumented aliens into the United States announced United States Attorney...
Austin Police arrest Charles Herd, 56, and his wife, Juanita Price, 41, for supplying the bulk of the K2 drugs in the city. Lieutant Kurt Thomas said this might be their biggest K2 arrest where they have charged someone. The couple was caught with 400 bags of synthetic marijuana...
A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Department Officer Matthew Michaelson will not face charges related to the March 20th, 2016 shooting of William Mann at 9504 North IH 35. Mann was transported to a hospital and recovered from his injuries. He was...
Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the next phase of Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance will require 6,200 commercial and multifamily properties to ensure convenient recycling is available for employees and tenants. Newly affected properties (almost 3,000 beginning Oct. 1, 2016)...
Williamson County health officials say a recent mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to Williamson County Cities and Health District, the sample was found on September 20 at a trap at Creekside Park in Hutto. Tests were run and came back positive on...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, along with the City of Austin and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, has approved a new $15,000 study to assess the viability of a series of proposed gondolas running above street level. And while it's not being touted...
The new Austin-Travis County sobriety center was recently approved by both the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court. With an expected 2017 opening, city leaders held a forum on Thursday to talk about some logistics. The center will have a multifaceted...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPT. The Austin Police Department Auto Theft Interdiction Project would like to remind citizens that thousands of individuals will be in Austin attending the Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival. During the music fest, car thieves will be scouting parked...
Georgetown Police have new updates on the man who's suspected of killing two people in North Texas over the weekend, as well as kidnapping two people in Georgetown Monday. It's been a multi-day statewide manhunt for Silvestre Franco-Luviano. Georgetown Assistant Chief Cory...