Austin Local News

Earlier this morning both Northbound and Southbound lanes of I-35 were closed due to flooding. The Texas Department Of Transportation has re-opened the Interstate, although the Southbound lanes are still moving quite slowly. We should be a break in the rain early today, but...
Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding. Hays County sheriff's Lieutenant Jeri Skrocki...
The Texas Legislature has approved fines for governmental entities that post signs prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns in areas where licensed Texans are allowed to carry them. Authored by tea party-backed Republican Sen. Donna Campbell, the plan passed both chambers...
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Interstate 35 has fully reopened more than five hours after it was closed to conduct emergency repairs and remove a sign bridge that was struck by a vehicle at exit 208 in San Marcos. READ MORE: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/hays-county/2015/05/22/i-...
A couple of prominent Austin musicians join the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians welcoming a delegation of South African healthcare and music industry leaders in East Austin today. The delegates and HAAM had a meeting of minds on how musicians are cared for in each nation...
The Austin City Council will be looking closer at a proposal to bring a golf course to an East Austin park. District 1 Council woman Ora Houston says the city is not listening to neighbors who are telling them they want it, "Waterloo park has been closed for three years, and not...
The Austin City Council will be going over a legal challenge they plan on bringing against the Travis County Appraisal District over the values of commercial properties. The proposal is being sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Tovo with several co-sponsors including District 6's...
Construction will begin next year on a major mixed-use project in Southwest Austin. The development will be between Nutty Brown Road and Belterra Drive along Highway 290. According to developers Crescent Communities and Endeavor Real Estate, it will be 90 acres of retail,...
Following allegations of sexual assault of a 6-year-old student by a bus driver, the family files a lawsuit in federal court. The family is suing the Austin school district, as well as the assault suspect, Leon Ralph Young, and a former Walnut Creek assistant principal who was...