Austin Local News

Investigators say a Central Texas medical helicopter had cleared some trees and was coming out of a spin when a flight nurse fell to her death from a hoist. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary report on the April 27 accident in Austin...
The future of computer science belongs to girls. That's the message Google has for the students of Bertha Sadler Means school in Northeast Austin. The all-girls school is the first of its kind in America to have all of its 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in Google's...
Nearly two weeks after a crash in Liberty Hill took the lives of two children and injured three other family members, there are calls for improved safety where it happened. After the crash, the Williamson County commissioner for the area and the Texas Department of...
The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a weekend attack outside a center near Dallas, Texas, that displayed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The extremist group says on its Al Bayan radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack and...
The University of Texas Board of Regents voted 8-0 today to submit a brief to the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to a request for an opinion submitted by private counsel on behalf of Regent Wallace Hall. Regent Hall abstained from the vote. At issue are two...
On Thursday, April 16th, an unknown black male entered into the victim’s apartment located in the 4600 block of Bennett. Once inside the apartment he attacked the victim. The suspect sprayed the victim with mace, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her. The...
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition has launched One Key ATX. Veterans make up roughly 12 percent of the estimated homeless population in Austin. Mayor Steve Adler says he'd like every homeless veteran to be in an apartment by the end of the year. He says the 231 homeless...
A community activist who advocates for videotaping Austin police in action is being considered as a candidate to serve on the Commission that oversees police, fire and EMS. District 6 Council member Don Zimmerman's office has been talking to Antonio Buehler about serving on that...
The leaders of a Central Texas utility company say its operations are more transparent years after ratepayers discovered excessive pay for executives, their relatives and no-show employees. A turning point for Pedernales Electric Cooperative was a 2007 protest by members that...