Austin Local News

Some residents are upset that the city's code department has done little so far to deal with owners of short term rentals who are skirting city rules. Neighbors went to city council members last week telling them tales of wild partys at odd hours, dozens of people staying in...
A Georgetown man has been arrested after police say he had his 13 year old daughter drive their family home from Austin because he thought he was intoxicated. The man was arrested and faces a charge of child endangerment. Austin police say an officer had pulled over a pickup...
Tropical Storm Bill will move across Texas and bring heavy rainfall, widespread flooding and rough surf to coastal areas. "Heavy rainfall will be the primary concern as rainfall totals between 5 to 10 inches, with locally over 12 inches, expected across eastern Texas,"...
The Austin Police Department Burglary Unit has received several reports about suspicious alarm company solicitors knocking on doors. The solicitors are trying to sell Honeywell and ADT residential alarms but work for Capital Connect, an alarm company based in Arizona. They are...
The Austin Police Department Burglary Unit has received several reports about suspicious alarm company solicitors knocking on doors. The solicitors are trying to sell Honeywell and ADT residential alarms but work for Capital Connect, an alarm company based in Arizona. They are...
In anticipation of Tropical Storm Bill, the Austin Animal Center, is asking the community to delay surrendering or turning in lost animals for the next 48 hours due to the center being at capacity. The City will be evacuating approximately 50 dogs from the Town Lake Animal...
June 16, 2015 (Williamson County, TX) – Due to inclement weather, the County’s contractor Hunter Industries has rescheduled the nighttime closure of two lanes on the northbound mainlanes of IH 35 originally scheduled for June 17 until Monday night, June 22, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m...
Tropical Storm Bill has made landfall on the Texas Coast. As of 2:00 P.M., portions of Burnet County is receiving rainfall in areas where flooding rains have previously saturated the ground. With the uncertainty of the track and path of Tropical Storm Bill, motorists should use...
The Austin City Council is moving forward with their proposal to open a sobriety center to give partyers a place to sleep it off, rather than put them in jail. The idea is that it will save time and money and will keep them from crowding the jail. Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Tovo says...