Austin Local News

When drivers see barricades, orange barrels and flashing arrows, they know a highway work zone is going to affect their trip. But what they don’t know is by how much? The answer will soon be as plain as the sign in front of them. The Texas Department of Transportation is...
Marcellus Burgin, one of three men accused of plotting to kill State District Judge Julie Kocurek, has been arrested in New Orleans. Burgin was the remaining suspect on the run following his escape from Houston police during a car chase. An indictment says Burgin, along with...
Crediting increased public awareness about the need to obey school zone speed limits that resulted in a dramatic drop in speeding citations, the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday ended its pilot program with American Traffic Solutions’ (ATS) School Zone Safety Camera...
The Dripping Springs school board played host to dozens of parents who wanted to voice their concerns or support for a transgender student who, since the beginning of the school year, has been allowed to use the girls bathroom. That student, a third-grader at Walnut Springs...
Classes are canceled once again for students at Paredes Middle School. A ruptured pipe over the weekend led to flooding in much of the academic building, and despite a major cleanup project, officials determined the school was unsafe for students to return. The conditions will...
A federal appeals court is hearing the case of an Austin detectiver who a judge earlier said was immune from prosecution in the shooting death of a bank robbery suspect. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing the case in New Orleans. A Texas grand jury indicted Charles...
Georgetown Police say they've recovered a stolen Lexus used by a man they say kidnapped another man before releasing him unharmed. Police say 40-year-old Sylvester Franco-Luviano allegedly stole the car in Dallas where he's a person of interest and suspect in a carjacking and...
Texas State University classes were canceled this afternoon due to heavy rains and flooding in San Marcos. Hays County's Laureen Chernow says although rains have tapered off, runoff is still causing problems. "We have had quite a bit of rain fall throughout the county. and in...
Austin Police charge a man who they say tried to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl in a North Austin Library with aggravated kidnapping and unlawful restraint. Police records say 30-year-old Hubert Justin Powell came into the bathroom that the girl was leaving and forced her...