Austin Local News

The Austin City Council will be looking closer at a proposal to bring a golf course to an East Austin park. District 1 Council woman Ora Houston says the city is not listening to neighbors who are telling them they want it, "Waterloo park has been closed for three years, and not...
The Austin City Council will be going over a legal challenge they plan on bringing against the Travis County Appraisal District over the values of commercial properties. The proposal is being sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Tovo with several co-sponsors including District 6's...
Construction will begin next year on a major mixed-use project in Southwest Austin. The development will be between Nutty Brown Road and Belterra Drive along Highway 290. According to developers Crescent Communities and Endeavor Real Estate, it will be 90 acres of retail,...
Following allegations of sexual assault of a 6-year-old student by a bus driver, the family files a lawsuit in federal court. The family is suing the Austin school district, as well as the assault suspect, Leon Ralph Young, and a former Walnut Creek assistant principal who was...
Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill meant to strengthen regulations for storing the chemical fertilizer that caused a fatal explosion in West in 2013. The Senate gave final approval Thursday to requiring ammonium nitrate be kept separate from combustible...
A San Antonio man is indicted for nine bank robberies that occurred from Austin to San Antonio. According to the Department of Justice: Willie James Cleveland, age 34, stands charged by federal grand jury indictment for a string of bank robberies earlier this year along the...
(from San Marcos Police Department) On May 21, 2015, at approximately 12:45 a.m. New Braunfels Police were dispatched to the 900 block of I-35 south along the southbound access road for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived and found a deceased Hispanic female suffering from...
22 Central Texas law enforcement agencies are banding together to keep drunk and dangerous drivers off the roads this Memorial Day weekend. Last year at this time one person died and six serious injuries were reported from 154 crashes. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says we're...
Police in a city north of Austin say they have seized $1.5 million worth of methamphetamine that was hidden in a vehicle's gas tank. Local media outlets report Round Rock police announced the seizure Wednesday. An arrest affidavit says an officer pulled over a vehicle on...