Austin Local News

Texas child welfare officials are backing away from an earlier proposal to increase the pay for top managers to at least $100,000 at a time the agency is seeing high turnover among caseworkers who receive modest pay for heavy workloads. Child Protective Services has announced in...
Thurs 6/30: 8pm 2 NB lanes closed Far West-183 & 2 SB lanes closed 183-Steck. 10pm 2 SB right lanes closed Anderson-Far West.
Just before 2 am, a woman was walking along Bastrop highway after getting a flat tire on her car when a man approached her, asking if she needed assistance. The victim was attempting to walk away from the suspect when he physically attacked her. The suspect attempted to sexually...
The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, agrees to settle charges of disability discrimination brought by the United States Department of Justice. The settlement resolves allegations that the school violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Under the ADA...
Bradford Gunn, 29, was arrested on Tuesday, June 28, after a SWAT standoff on Sugar Hill Drive. He has been charged with 1st Degree Felony Murder and is currently in the Travis County Jail with a $500,000 bond. ORIGINAL: On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3:34 a.m., Austin Police...
Not everyone thinks Austin Mayor Steve Adler's November transportation bond package will be a slam dunk. As Adler works to gin up support for his $720 million dollar transportation bond election in November, he's running into resistance from South Austin residents. Adler defends...
The fight over Robert E. Lee Elementary is not over yet. Tempers flared and emotions were heated during a meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission. People chided AISD for damaging the historic exterior with its rush to change the signs bearing the school's former name. Many...
A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Travis County Sherriff’s Office Deputy Reuben Garcia will not face charges related to the August 17th, 2015 shooting of Michael Alegbeleye at the Q’Mart at 15900 North IH 35. Alegbeleye was transported to a hospital and recovered...
On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Austin Police officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a bus stop near West Rundberg Lane and North Lamar Boulevard. Officers arrived and met with a disabled victim who had been assaulted by three Black men and knocked from his wheelchair. The...