Austin Local News

Police have charged a man with attempted capital murder after pointing a handgun and pulling the trigger at an Austin police officer at 11:05 p.m. Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, Austin police officer M. Murphy was on duty traveling North on North Interstate Highway-...
(from Austin Parks and Rec Dept.) Due to the dangerous fire hazard conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and smoking in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and...
The Austin City Council is going through the budget today deciding what proposals will be funded in 2015. As citizens continue to complain about affordability in Austin, Mayor Lee Leffingwell makes a proposal to lower the tax rate estimate that failed. Undeterred, he was the...
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the...
A man is locked up charged with attempted capitol murder after trying to shoot at an APD officer. 20 year old Andrew Jones led police on a high speed chase last week in a stolen Toyota Camry. Police say he drove at speeds of 100 miles an hour going 50 miles over the speed limit...
The Austin City Council could approve the 2014-15 budget today, they'll definitely begin the process. In a recent work session, Mayor Lee Leffingwell says while some members of the Council don't believe it's sustainable to use the excess money to lower the tax rate. He says...
More than one-third of the Austin Fire Department's disciplinary measures since 2009 have been for alleged drunken driving incidents. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed the department's internal disciplinary records from 2009 until July. It found 18 of 50 disciplinary...
Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said yesterday that "the unspeakable pain of losing a child is beyond...
Greg Kelley, the Leander teenager in jail for sexually assaulting a young boy, was taken overnight from Williamson County Jail to Huntsville Unit--despite his lawyer requesting him to stay here while he asks for a new trial. Keith Hampton has asked for a bench warrant to bring...