Austin Local News

An investigator hired by a Central Texas school district says its former school board president bullied employees and abused her power by coercing them into doing favors for her family. The investigator says the ex-Manor school board president, Desiree Cornelius-Fisher, had...
A city panel has ruled the Austin police chief violated ethics rules by not filing a 2012 personal financial report in a timely manner. The Austin Ethics Review Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to uphold the complaint filed by ex-police officer Jermaine Hopkins in December...
Every year the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation releases data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program that show the number of known violent and property crimes reported by law enforcement agencies across the U.S. In 2013, Austin reported: Robberies: 763 Property...
A bicyclist is hanging on for life after being hit by a car this afternoon on the Capital of Texas Highway, near 183. Austin Travis County EMS Captain Darren Nowak said they took him to a Round Rock hospital with critical, potentially life threatening injuries. With this...
This year's organizers of SXSW are anticipating a 25 percent decrease in the number of temporary permits issued. Bill Manno, Corporate Special Events Program Manager for the City of Austin, says “That does not affect events that are within brick-and-mortars, like clubs or...
The Austin Independent School District has a new superintendent. The Board of Trustees met Monday night. On their agenda: making the Interim-Superintendent permanent. After a unanimous vote, Dr. Paul Cruz formally accepted the offer . During their public comments, one of the...
Police and community members addressed Austin's Human Rights Commission Monday evening, focusing on the police department's cultural and race training. Depending on who you ask, a person's race may or may not play a factor in what happens when pulled over by an Austin police...
Tonight, the Human Rights Commission will be hearing from the citizen's review panel, as well as the public, to discuss issues related to Austin Police Department. The group reviews critical incidents that occur...in collaboration with the Austin Police Department. Austin Police...
When the winter storm hits the Northeast coast, flights will get cancelled or delayed having a ripple effect across the nation, including Central Texas. Already, Austin Bergstrom Airport is reporting that more than a dozen flights have been cancelled. ABIA officials advise...