Austin Local News

On August 2, 2016, the Williamson County Commissioners Court heard the county saved nearly $6 million when it recently refunded more than $39 million in debt service. Dan Wegmiller with Specialized Public Finance also reported that since 2004, the county has saved more than $72...
In Austin today, Deqwon Saquod Lewis, 30, and Starisha Shontel Moore, 24, both of Flint, Michigan, were sentenced to 300 months and 235 months in federal prison, respectively, for sex trafficking of minors announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Steven...
City Manager Marc A. Ott announced his resignation from the City of Austin today after accepting the position of Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Washington, D.C. Ott’s resignation is effective October 30, 2016. Until that time...
The official cause of death for Travis County Sergeant Craig Hutchinson is suicide. Travis county Sheriff Greg Hamilton said he and many of his deputies are asking why. He also asks himself if he should have known. He says just weeks prior to Hutchinson's death, the two were...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT From June 24 through July 4, 2016, the Austin Police Department conducted an Extended No Refusal Initiative. Also, during the entire month of July, 2016, the Austin Police Department conducted a No Refusal Initiative every Friday and Saturday night...
Texas Senator John Cornyn hopes that a meeting today with GOP nominee Donald Trump and the party in Florida can help right the ship. "Obviously this has not been a good few weeks for the Trump campaign, mainly because of self-inflicted injuries." Trump's campaign missteps have...
The City of Austin announced today, Aug. 12, the names of four candidates for the new Chief Equity Officer position that will help ensure City programs and services meet the needs of all Austin residents. Candidates include: Parisa Fetehi, Head of Community Impact Programs and...
From City of Austin Public Works Dept. Beginning Saturday, August 13, East Riverside will be reduced to two east and westbound lanes between Shore District Drive and Lakeshore Boulevard. The left turn lane on Lakeshore Boulevard onto eastbound Riverside Drive will be closed and...
A final vote on the matter still needs to be held next week, but on Thursday, the Austin City Council gave preliminary approval to Mayor Steve Adler's $720 million mobility bond package to be put to voters on the November ballot. The money would be used to address eight major...