Austin Local News

Round Rock police say an officer shot and killed a dog that bit him on the hand and lunged at his throat following a police chase with the animal's owner. Police spokeswoman Angelique Myers says the incident started yesterday morning when the suspect, wanted in connection with a...
Some Central Texans have made fireworks part of their holiday traditions and experts say use care where and when setting off authorized displays. The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office reports the winter retail fireworks season began Saturday and runs through midnight New Year'...
Austin's Trail of Lights will be closed Friday December 19 due to flooding in Zilker Park. Organizers say the trail will reopen Saturday night. If you already bought a ZIP Fast Pass, weekend gate admission or parking passes for Friday they will be honored Saturday or Sunday...
Motorists and bicylists in Austin will have to put their smartphones, tablets, games, GPS Navigators and other handheld devices down while in motion or face a stiff fine. A new hands-free ordinance goes into effect January 1. APD Assistant Chief Brian Manley says it's part of an...
Texas sets another record for job growth. Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar says in November nearly 35 thousand Texans found work. The state unemployment rate fell to 4.9% from 5/1% last month and 6.1% a year ago. TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar says this is the...
It's officially Cedar Park Timberwolf Football day in the city of Cedar Park. The council crafted the honor as the team heads to the second state championship game in three years. Cedar Park Mayor Pro Temp Jon Lux, "The Cedar Park Timberwolves Football team will travel on...
The initial wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accuse organizers of safety lapses after a driver struck a crowd of concertgoers. The lawsuits filed Thursday are the first since the March crash that also injured nearly two...
The initial wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accuse organizers of safety lapses after a driver struck a crowd of concertgoers. The lawsuits filed Thursday are the first since the March crash that also injured nearly two...
Emergency personnel will be out tonight barricading areas that flood...as heavy rains are expected for a big part of Central Texas. That means if you're in an area that might be prone to flooding, you need to make sure to obey signs and turn around, don't drown. Central Texas...