Austin Local News

Some Northeast Austin neighbors want answers as to why Austin Police had to fatally shoot a naked black man that was charging an officer. Ernest Holloway who lives in the Tech Ridge area heard the shots and is questions why police did not use a taser to subdue the man. "From a...
The Transportation Policy Board for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) has approved an amendment to the CAMPO 2040 Plan for the proposed US 183 North project. The amendment to the 2040 Plan was requested by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (...
About 100 people gathered on the Baylor University campus for a candlelight vigil, march and prayer service to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual violence. The demonstrators gathered Monday night outside the home of University President Kenneth...
This is from the Facebook page of Austin Music People's Jennifer Houlihan: Austin Music People is pleased to have learned that all spring festival permit applications received before 5pm on Friday, February 5, are to be reviewed by the Austin Center for Events (ACE) and...
Another prosecutor in the Travis County District Attorney's office is arrested for DWI. P rosecutor Erika A. Hansen was arrested on DWI charge Sunday. Statement from her lawyer, Rick Flores: "While many details of the incident are still unknown at this time, we do know that...
Texas Republican Sentator John Cornyn in Austin today as Google rolls out a coding introduction program at the Ann Richards School. Cornyn says schools across the state need to catch up the technical demands of the 21st Century and coding programs like this help. "The skills...
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently conducted a speed study to reduce the speed limit on FM 1660 North between US 79 and Cottonwood Drive to 30 MPH. In addition, the study included reducing the speed from Cottonwood Drive to Mager Lane to 45 MPH within the...
A dangerous combination of high winds, low humidity, and very dry vegetation puts fire officials in Central Texas on high alert Monday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning against any outdoor burning while the...
A man is dead following a shooting by an Austin Police officer in Northeast Austin. Shortly before 10 AM Austin Police received several 9-1-1 calls about a young black male who was in various states of undress while acting aggressively and erratically. Assistant Austin Police...