Austin Local News

About eight last night, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1500 block of Cotton Gin Road in Kyle for a possible deceased person call. Area residents reported a strong odor coming from a stock tank and believed they observed a person floating in the water. Upon...
FROM TxDOT AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation has closed State Highway 21 near FM 2001 in Niederwald due to damage from recent flooding. Crews will be replacing a washed out bridge culvert on SH 21. The roadway will be closed until further notice. Traffic can detour...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT APD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for Improper Photography. The suspect was observed taking photographs under a female’s skirt in the Walmart located at 225 W. Anderson Lane on May 18, 2016. When the...
Austin Police report that a 2013 black Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound in the inside lane in the 5500 block of north I-35 last night before midnight. A pedestrian was crossing I-35 from east to west. Police said this is both a prohibited and unsafe area for pedestrian...
State Senator Kirk Watson lays out a road map to transforming I-35 from Williamson to Hays Counties. Watson says the four-point-three billion dollar ten year Mobility I-35 initiative includes lowering I-35 through downtown Austin from about Riverside through 12th Street and...
The Austin Police Department will be conducting a Memorial Day weekend DWI initiative in the Austin metropolitan area. This initiative will be a No Refusal DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from operators suspected to be impaired,...
In Austin today, Sean James Hager, 48, was found guilty on three counts of aiding and assisting the preparation of false tax returns announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge...
UPDATE: Statement from Hays Co officials: Jaime Arce Esquivel, 25, was arrested by Kyle Police Department for Evading Arrest/Detention at approximately 7:00 p.m. near the Vista Apartments in Kyle. Thank you to the community for your patience, cooperation and TIPS during this...
With the risk of severe weather in our area and the reputation as Flash Flood Alley, now is the time to register for emergency warnings at warncentraltexas.org . Travis County is encouraging everyone to register cellphone numbers and email addresses to receive emergency alerts...