Austin Local News

A Williamson County man — whose 2013 killing of an 11-month-old baby girl brought public attention to gaps in the child protection system and spurred statewide reforms — has cut a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to a 30-year prison sentence. Jacob Salas, 34, who had been charged...
The apparent winner of what became a bidding war for Freescale Semiconductor is a private equity consortium led by The Blackstone Group. Embedded chip maker Freescale announced today that it's entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by the consortium for $17.6...
An internal investigation at Travis County sheriff’s office is looking into whether a deputy committed a protocol violation while guarding Dacious “Corey” Parker, who escaped from a hospital on Saturday. Austin attorney Brad Heilman said Wednesday night that he is representing...
The City of Austin will remain in stage two water restrictions even after the heavy rains this year and now Austin Water is suggesting the city adopt those restrictions permanently, regardless of lake levels or drought conditions. "We're trying to learn lessons from the drought...
A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Round Rock Police Department Sergeant Nathan Zoss and Officer Kristen Mayo will not face charges related to an injury that William Slade Sullivan received when the officers pulled him from his vehicle in an attempt to arrest him on...
If you are planning to rent out your house this July 4th beware. The city is cracking down on short term renters who are breaking the law. Starting this weekend on Fridays and Saturday through July they'll be inspecting homes between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Code enforcement says it's...
An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination. Kung Fu Saloon entered into a consent decree Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice "to avoid protracted and costly litigation." The Justice...
On Saturday, June 27 Amanda Barrientos was arrested on theft warrants out of Hays and Travis Counties. On Thursday, June 4 Barrientos was featured on San Marcos PD Facebook page advising that she was wanted for theft and that she was suspected of fraudulently claiming to be a...
The funeral for Sergeant Christopher Kelley will start at 11 am at Shoreline Church in North. Austin. Sergeant Christopher Kelley - Statement from Family: The Kelley Family is touched at the prayers, thoughts, and offers of support from our community, the City of Hutto, the...