Austin Local News

The Austin City Council wants to build a new magistration center in North Austin so they can process their own prisoners. Assistant Chief Brian Manley says it's taking almost an entire hour for their officers to book suspects at the Travis County facility. The city used to...
A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the Williamson County Justice Center last week with the help of some Georgetown firefighters and paramedics from Williamson County EMS. There was no time to get to the hospital first, so after a very short labor, firefighters and...
Understandably, texting has been banned while driving. Now, talking on the phone. Austin City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the use of a portable electronic device by hand--while operating a motor vehicle or bicycle and making it a ticketable offense. Hands free...
The Travis County Sheriff's office is trying to track down the person who was the victim of a hit-and-run near Pflugerville. According to TCSO: Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a victim of a crash that occurred last week. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, at about 6:40pm, a...
The "Felony Lane Gang" is known to rent vehicles in Florida, then drive to Texas or fly into Texas, and then rent vehicles. It’s an organized group—about 150 strong. Of that, 50 people have criminal indictments pending. They target women when they drop their children off at...
The discovery of a body in Bastrop County has authorities looking for answers, but not finding any. According to Sissy Jones with the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, the body was found shortly about 6:15 p.m. yesterday in the 300 block of B.J. Mays. She says they have...
“After nearly 10 years of dreaming, we’re finally breaking ground on this innovative development that will bring much relief to our homeless brothers and sisters in Austin,” says Alan Graham, President and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Community First! Village, a program of...
A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer. State District Judge John Dietz's written opinion Thursday followed his verbal ruling...
The JW Marriott Austin is now accepting guest room reservations. Jay Spurr, Director of Sales and Marketing, says “We finally got over a big hurdle and achieved a milestone of actually having the hotel now open for reservations. So we’re accepting reservations beginning in early...