Austin Local News

With barely fourteen feet of overhead clearance, the I-35 Cesar Chavez Street overpass is always at risk of over-height trailers crashing into it. TXDOT will start installing a new high-tech warning system next week on southbound I-35 between Airport and Riverside to warn trucks...
The Austin City Clerk has about 21 days to verify the 23 thousand signatures on the RideSharing regulations petition turned in this week at City Hall. They collected over sixty five thousand signatures from Austinites supporting Uber and Lyft's bid to overturn Austn City Council...
On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2:15 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the Round Rock Outlets located at 4401 N. IH-35 in reference to an indecent exposure. A male suspect exposed himself to a female juvenile at the Nike Outlet Store. When the suspect was confronted by the juvenile’s...
Facebook M E M O R A N D U M TO: City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission FROM: Robert Spillar, P.E., Director Austin Transportation Department DATE: January 21, 2016 SUBJECT: January 19, 2016 Commission Meeting – Item IC...
A city of Austin employee is on leave and the head of the Transportation Department apologizes to City Manager Marc Ott after a slide with a so-called "Judgemental Map of Austin" is used in a presentation to the Zoning and Platting Commission. The map which surfaced in social...
Two people who were injured in the SXSW Crash of 2014 have filed suit against the festival, the city and Rashad Owens for unspecified damages. Last month three firms filed a bevy of suits in three courts for eight victims against the City, South By Southwest and an Austin...
Austin Police say a man about to get out of jail in West Texas is a suspect in a North Austin rape. 34-year-old Jose Carranza-Rubio is accused of raping a woman behind a gas station on I-35 between 183 and 290 back in May. Investigators found his DNA on her and she identified...
A man who teaches piano lessons to families in Cedar Park is behind bars in Travis County for child indecency. Cedar Park Police Commander Darlene Lewis explains."Dustin Lee Whittlesey was arrested for two charges of Indecency with a Child, a second degree felony. Dustin...
As Hays County deals with an ever-growing population, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District is seeing its two high schools beginning to bust at the seams with kids. That's prompted talk of the construction of a third high school, and the district is looking to you...