Austin Local News

In preparation for the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased staffing and resources to respond to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for HCPs. Effective Oct. 6, 2014...
This morning, Round Rock firefighters responded to a hazardous materials leak at Exfluor Research Corp., 2350 Double Creek Drive. The leak was eventually contained. No one was injured by the leak. Arriving at the business, firefighters reported seeing fumes coming from the side...
The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, last night in San Marcos. There were no injuries or shots fired during the arrests. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr., 31,...
On September 15, 2014, a live bat was found at approximately 7:30 PM on the front porch of a house in the 100 Block of Primrose Blvd in Kyle. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for rabies. If you think that you or someone...
UPDATE: TCSO Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis was married to an APD Officer. Deputy Hollis began her career with the Austin Police Department as a cadet on November 14, 2005 and was commissioned on June 23, 2006. She resigned from APD on August 30, 2006. The medical examiner has...
Central Texas school officials say a stabbing at a high school has left one student injured and prompted a campus lockdown. Bastrop Police say two 15 year old boys went into a restroom to fight when one of the boys stabbed the other and fled the scene at 7-55 this morning. The...
Steven “Kirk” Anderson, 32, was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force this afternoon without incident at his residence in the 200 block of Juniper Drive, Georgetown, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the McKinney Police Department, located...
About 50 low water crossings across Austin are closed. The water appears to be receding, but emergency officials say swift moving water will remain dangerous throughout the day. Click here for up to date info on the flooded roads in Austin and here for Williamson County. The...
New numbers from the Texas Education Agency shows traditional ISD Schools are out-performing charters both academically and financially. State School Board Member Thomas Ratliff is pushing the statistics that show only 77% of charter schools met the State’s academic performance...