Austin Local News

(from Williamson County) Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White...
Austin's skyline seems to be crowded these days with construction cranes. About half a dozen of them are for the new Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas and the Dell Medical School. Brackenridge President Chris Vasquez says the new facilities will be full of...
Austin's Catholic community gets a rare honor. Diocese of Austin Bishop Joe Vasquez announces today that Pope Francis has selected Father Danny Garcia to be the first ever Auxillary Bishop of Austin. Bishop Vasquez says usually archdioceses get auxillary bishops and not regular...
See the new Austin City Council's goals and process to stop 3 am meetings at www.austintexas.gov/myatxgov Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. Public comments begin at 6:00 p.m. Participate in person or by phone. Watch on ATXN, online or listen as KAZI 88.7 radio will air the...
UPDATE: The second murder of the year in Austin, Tasha Morrison, 27, was arrested back in 2012 for sexual assault of a child. Morrison and a man were arrested for forcing a teenage girl to do sexual acts in a motel, not far from where her body was found in North Austin. Austin...
A Cedar Park police officer who was fired from the force was in an arbitration hearing Tuesday, trying to get his job back. Officer James Arrick is accused of befriending and then lying about his relationship with an accused serial rapist. "If you did know that he was the...
Central Texas homebuilders will put more homes on the ground across the region this year than last, and buyers can expect to see prices rise at a slower pace than they have been in recent years, a local housing expert said Tuesday. Those were two predictions Eldon Rude made at a...
Georgetown police have arrested 17-year-old Jeremy Garcia after he was pulled over early Saturday morning for reckless driving. Captain Roland Waits said the officer smelled marijuana on Garcia and discovered a basket covered by a blanket in the back of his SUV. "There were four...
Family and supporters of Rodney Reed, the man sitting on death row for the 1996 murder of Stacy Stites who was engaged to Officer Jimmy Fennel at the time of her murder in Bastrop, are calling for newly sworn-in Gov. Greg Abbott to halt Reed's controversial execution. They want...