Austin Local News

Beginning today, a permit is required for the possession or consumption of alcohol at Bull Creek District Park & Greenbelt. After reviewing community concerns, increased litter, and impacts on the parkland, Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley determined that...
From The City of San Marcos The City of San Marcos is seeking comments from residents on an action plan that will guide officials in the allocation of a $25 million federal disaster recovery grant. “Citizen input and comment are vital parts of this process,” said Assistant City...
FROM TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Travis County Commissioners Court is scheduled to receive a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2017 Preliminary Budget at the Hall of Justice in the County Administration Building, located at 700 Lavaca Street, at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. County...
Four U.S. swimmers on the men's Olympic team were robbed in Rio, including superstar Ryan Lochte. But also among them, one current and one former swimmer for the University of Texas. Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigan were two of the four swimmers who were stopped at a traffic light...
Not prepared for the pushback it recieved after proposing an expansion to Austin's smoking ban, Central Health pulls back it's proposal to make it illegal for smokers to light up on the outdoor patios of bars and music venues. Their proposal would also ban vaping, both inside...
Hays County Judge Bert Cobb has lifted the burn ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Hays County, officials say. Despite the lifting of that ban, you're still being urged to use extreme caution when burning anytghi outdoors. Be aware of wind conditions and delay...
Now that Travis County Sheriff Sgt. Craig Hutchinson's death has been ruled a suicide, it could make a tremendous impact on his family financially. If an officer is killed in the line of duty the government can pay a lump sum of up to one million dollars. The state of Texas also...
Austin Police confirm one person has died as a result of a early morning shooting in East Austin. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment complex located at 5020 Manor rd and found a Hispanic man in his 30's with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital...
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...