Austin Local News

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...
Travis County Commissioners give Emergency Responders the green light to help finish clean up in Hays County, but to hold off until after they figure out what Tropical Storm Bill will bring. Commissioner Ron Davis says they may need assets, like boats, and staff, to help in case...
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...
With Tropical Storm Bill bearing down on the area Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court’s meeting revolved around county department representatives’ presentations on flood preparation. Stacy Moore-Guajardo, the county’s assistant emergency management coordinator, said...
In Austin... In Round Rock... Phillip Turner, the man who shot both the videos in Round Rock and Austin, speaks out and says that he wanted to expose how some officers abuse the Frist Amendment.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently launched a feasibility study at www.620study.com to analyze transportation issues along an 18.8-mile segment of RM 620 from SH 71 to US 183. The 12- to 18-month study is a stakeholder-focused process incorporating input...
Austin Police preliminary investigation shows that at 10:49 pm on Sunday, June 14, a 2011 black Dodge Avenger was travelling northbound in the 5900 block of S. IH 35. A pedestrian attempted to cross the freeway from east to west and was struck by the Dodge. The driver of the...
New Braunfels, Texas — The river flow on the Comal River has recovered and is once again flowing at normal levels (at around 240 cfs as of this release). City crews have worked diligently to remove debris along the river banks and at the Tube Chute Dam and the decision has been...