Austin Local News

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...
Elmer Tinoco-Eutimio, 22, of Luvianos, Mexico was detained this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident. Tinoco was promptly turned over to Immigration Officers. Tinoco was the subject of a joint fugitive investigation by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force,...
From Williamson County (Williamson County, TX) -- The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is the "Land of the Free Adoptions." WCRAS invites the public to their free adoption event on Sunday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m...
Travis County Commissioners look at how much tax money Central Health needs for next year. That's the county's public healthcare district. President and CEO Patricia Young Brown says with the public and private partnership they've crafted, they're leveraging your $160 million...
At the June 28 meeting, the Pflugerville City Council approved the purchase of $40 million in bonds to fund projects citywide and then refunded previously-issued bonds for a gross savings of more than $5 million over the bond term. The Council issued $31.75 million to fund...
The Austin Animal Center will be open this Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Center will maintain regular hours of 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 5. The holiday hours on Monday, July 4 will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every Fourth of July the Animal Center sees...
A new report from the Austin Board of Realtors shows a continued upward trend for home sales in Austin. More than 3000 homes flew off the market last month, and every year the number increases by about 10%. As far as which zip codes are the hottest, it looks like 78728 tops the...