Austin Local News

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin’s FEC, LLC and Austin Entertainment Center, LP d/b/a Austin’s Park N Pizza, a Pflugerville-based amusement park, has agreed to pay $20,000 and improve its workplace practices to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment...
This morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested 18 people in the Austin area and two individuals in the Houston area on federal drug trafficking charges announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in...
Last night, in the 6000 Block of Perlita Drive of East Austin, police were called to a burglary. But, when officers entered the home, they discovered the body of Axel Kenneth Loera, 14, lying on the ground. A juvenile suspect is currently in custody at Gardner Betts Juvenile...
Travis County Commissioners work to get a better deal on their debt interest rate. They consider issuing limited tax refunding bonds totaling about $145 million. County Budget Director Travis Gatlin tells commissioners it's a unique chance to save money. “A rare occurrence where...
A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded that Austin Police Department Officer Carlos Lopez will not face charges related to the July 5th, 2015 shooting death of Michael McGregor Holt. At 4:30 a.m. that morning, Holt entered the Omni Hotel at 700 San Jacinto with a rifle slung...
A new list from Fit Organics has compiled data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and determined the ten American cities most at-risk for a local transmission of Zika. Local transmission is one that would happen within a major metropolitan area or the...
Hang on to your pocketbook, Travis County Commissioners meet today and new taxes could come out of it. The Court will consider issuing two sets of Limited Tax Refunding Bonds totaling $145 million dollars, to decrease the interest rate on their outstanding debt, for which they...
Police are working a crime scene at a home in East Austin. Officers responded to a home Monday night in the 6000 block of Perlita Drive near Loyola Lane after getting a call about a possible burglary in progress. But when they got to the home they found something different: a...
Five kids have been taken to the hospital after what police are calling a joyride gone bad. The group reportedly stole a truck Monday night and later crashed it at the intersection of Stassney and South First. Austin-Travis County EMS says two of the kids were pinned inside of...