Austin Local News

Tonight, two Austin Police officers will be recognized as part of the Thursday/Friday Night Lights Spotlight program honoring local heroes at Austin Independent School District high school games. This is a partnership between the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, AISD and the...
Buda, TX – June Ellis has been selected as the new finance director for the City of Buda. Ellis began his career in municipal finance 20 years ago. Prior to joining the City of Buda, Ellis worked for the City of Missouri City, Texas where he served as the Budget and Financial...
The Development Services Department has launched the Austin Code & Permit Tracker, a new online search tool that provides information on code violations and issued building permits. The new tool is the result of a partnership with Austin Code Department and Civic Insight, a...
Dozens of people -- mostly homeless -- were sickened this week after getting a bad dose of K2, the synthetic marijuana product known to cause a host of health issues and even death. The problem grew so large on Thursday that first-responders were stretched incredibly thin,...
The Austin Fire Department has confirmed one of its own has gone missing. 26-year-old Devon Paez was hiking with friends near Portland when the group decided to head back, but Paez stayed behind. The friends waiting for him to return, but he never did. A search is currently...
The City of Austin will seek feedback from the public for the proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center at a community meeting Saturday, Aug. 27. The public meeting will be conducted to answer questions about the purpose of the Austin Convention Center and its effect on...
The Texas Republican Party says a GOP chairman for the county that includes the state capital is out of a job after filing as a write-in candidate for president of the United States. Robert Morrow embarrassed Texas Republicans when he was elected head of the GOP in heavily...
Since 7 am, Austin Travis County EMS has had more than 28 K2 overdose patients. ATCEMS Captain Darren Nowak said they've never experienced anything like this in the past two years they've been tracking K2 incidents. Austin Police have blocked off parts of downtown while EMS are...
Bastrop County has recently suffered from numerous incidents of mail thefts and check forgeries. On August 24, Investigators, Deputies and the US Postal Inspection Service executed a search warrant at 296 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop. During the search, officers located stolen...