Austin Local News

A round of freezing rain and drizzle that pushed through Travis and Williamson Counties Friday evening caused a number of traffic crashes and road closures due to ice. State Highway 45 had more than 10 crashes in the Round Rock area at one point Friday due to the icy roads. The...
The City of Austin continues to ask the public to report any contact with a 9- to 10-month-old black-and-white Border Collie mix that was off-leash near the sand volleyball courts Feb. 8 at Zilker Park. The dog was later determined to have rabies. To report a possible human...
Officials now know the number of people and pets who came in contact with the rabid dog who visited Zilker Park earlier this month. The nine-month-old collie mix was at the park on February 8th. It later presented symptoms of rabies and was euthanized. Rabies was confirmed last...
Travis County deputies say a man was basically running a stolen car lot in Austin through Craigslist. Customers had their suspicions and helped deputies make an arrest. This Macaroni Grill off Stassney Lane in South Austin is one of six places auto theft detectives say thieves...
Students at Southwestern University gathered Wednesday night in protest of sexual assaults on campus and recent alleged incidents involving students being drugged at on-campus parties. According to an email alert sent out to Southwestern students on Feb. 13 from SU Police Chief...
(from ACC) Austin Community College (ACC) Culinary Arts students invite you to travel with them around the world as they serve international cuisine at the college’s fine dining restaurant, Bistro 3158, open Thursday evenings February 26 – May 7 at Eastview Campus (3401...
Members of the UT Student Coordinating Committee to Free Rodney Reed will hold an all-night, candlelight vigil in front of the UT Tower on the Main Mall to raise awareness about Reed’s case and other prisoners being held on Texas’ Death Row. Senior Collin Poirot, an organizer...
Coming to an intersection near you...bicycle lane signals....the city of Austin is spending just under 300 thousand dollars to install buttons for bike riders to use to trigger traffic lights. Most of the money comes from a $200,000 TxDot grant... with the city kicking in the...
A controversial statue of Homeless Jesus is being dedicated this morning at the oldest church in Austin. The Central Presbyterian Church on Brazos is where the statue is installed. Pastor Joseph Moore welcomes the debate it's bringing. "I don't particularly care if people use...