Austin Local News

Authorities say cell phone service for AT&T customers in Central Texas went out after a fiber optic cable was severed but that service was quickly restored. Emergency services in Austin indicated that the outage began about noon Sunday. The Bastrop County Office of Emergency...
The House on Tuesday is scheduled to debate its version of the proposed state budget. That will likely mean slogging through numerous proposed amendments, and possibly fighting off Democratic- or tea party-led procedural challenges meant to stall the process. The Senate is also...
Texas agencies have spent millions on tuition payment programs for state workers in a program with lax rules and oversight. The Houston Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/1D7j6sF ) that the state has spent at least $30 million during the past two decades for employee tuition. The...
Outside of its surge along the Texas-Mexico border, state police agencies are making fewer arrests and fewer traffic stops than the same time period a year ago. The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://bit.ly/1BTyhQO ) Highway Patrol citations have fallen 14 percent from last...
Authorities say cell phone service for AT&T customers in Central Texas went out after a fiber optic cable was severed but that service was quickly restored. Emergency services in Austin indicated that the outage began about noon Sunday. The Bastrop County Office of Emergency...
A review finds Texas rarely prosecutes people who fail to secure their guns from children. Gun owners can be charged with a misdemeanor in Texas if they fail to secure their firearms or leave them in a place that a child can access. The Austin American-Statesman ( http://atxne...
Federal officers have raided the home of a veteran Central Texas judge in a firearms investigation, but no charges have been filed. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a warrant at the home of Williamson County Court-at-Law Judge Tim...
As part of the ongoing regional Arrive Alive Initiative, the Cedar Park Police Department partnered with local law enforcement agencies to focus efforts and resources towards discouraging and responding to DWI violations using Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) funds...
As part of the ongoing regional Arrive Alive Initiative, the Cedar Park Police Department partnered with local law enforcement agencies to focus efforts and resources towards discouraging and responding to DWI violations using Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) funds...