Austin Local News

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...
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the City of Round Rock Library located at 216 E. Main Street, regarding a male subject who had been previously seen fondling himself inside the library on two other occasions. Library personnel immediately called...
Traffic Death #42: Austin Police identify the man killed last Friday night is Ricardo Velazquez, 38. The preliminary investigation shows that a tan 2004 Chevrolet C1500 crew cab pickup was driving northbound on the frontage road of South IH-35. The vehicle appears to have...
The San Marcos Police Department is urging residents to take common, easy steps to safeguard their belongings and vehicles. “The beginning of the semester is an active time for vehicle burglaries and thefts,” said Bob Klett, Assistant Chief of Police. “We’re asking all residents...
Austin is fertile ground for business, and right now that business is the startup. According to new numbers from the Kauffman Foundation, Austin tops every other major metropolitan area in the nation when it comes to the number of new startups. The data shows that for every 100,...
Schoolteacher Breaion King was arrested in 2015 during a traffic stop. Dashcam footage was released in July of 2016, showing King being thrown to the ground twice by Officer Brian Richter, but that footage never reached the desk of Chief Art Acevedo until its release this year...
Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Organizers said the sex toys were used Wednesday to mock what they...
Weather permitting, construction crews will close southbound Loop 1 at Loop 360 for bridge work tonight, August 24. Beginning at 8 p.m.: Southbound Loop 1 traffic will be reduced to one lane at Loop 360 Southbound Loop 1 ramp to southbound Loop 360 will be closed Northbound...