Austin Local News

Friday night, May 20 about 8:35 p.m., APD's preliminary investigation shows that a maroon 2004 Infiniti G35 was traveling northbound in the 9500 block of Dessau Rd. The driver of the Infiniti lost control and crossed the center grassy, cement median into oncoming southbound...
The day after Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt announces homeowners could face a tax raise up to four percent, Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis asks if the county can't do more to avoid that. “I don’t know what departments will come up with some brilliant ideas saying ‘hey...
Travis County Commissioners Court meets today and they're getting an update on the proposed Sobriety Center in Austin. Judge Sarah Eckhardt compare the sobriety center to more of a health facility than a drunk tank. She’s pretty eager to get it open. “It has worked in other...
A day after Austin police announce 13 new rock attacks on cars driving along I-35 this past weekend, a growing sense of anger, frustration, fear, and even helplessness is on the rise among many drivers who use the I-35 corridor. In total, 83 rock attacks have been reported since...
There's good news and bad news from Travis County Commissioners Court regarding taxes next year. The good news Commissioners are working to raise the senior homestead exemption to 80 thousand. The bad news is Judge Sarah Eckhardt announces due to heavy legal and healthcare costs...
David Dean, who was recently arrested for sending alleged sexual text messages to an 11-year-old relative has been officially fired by the Austin school district. Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to part ways with Dean. He has 15 days to appeal his termination, and if he...
AISD trustees approve Russell Lee as the new name to replace Robert E. Lee Elementary School. "Russell Lee was one of America's most important photographers. He is best known for his work with the Farm Security Administration, documenting poor and working people of all races and...
APD is investigating a total of 83 rock throwing incidents, including 13 new incidents reported over the weekend: 16-1411843 – 5/20 @ 9:44pm 3200 blk N 35 NB lower deck 16-1421745 – 5/21 @ 10:18pm 3200 blk N 35 NB lower deck (injuries) 16-1421866 – 5/21 @ 10:44pm 1100 blk S 35...
UPDATE: No one expected to be in danger at UT. A domestic disturbance, where the victim and suspect know each other. A woman suffered superficial stab wounds. The suspect fled West-away from campus. PREVIOUSLY from UTPD: On 5-23-2016 at 1:03 pm, UTPD received a report of a...