Austin Local News

The Austin Police Department Parks and Lake Patrol Unit will prohibit the use and operation of personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices on Lake Austin beginning at sunset on Friday, May 22, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at sunrise. Non-...
Some Austin animal center volunteers want money from a donation fund, normally used for marketing items for volunteers, to instead go towards paying for dog walkers. Austin District 4 Councilman Greg Casar said volunteers have reached out about this matter. He said he's not sure...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals court has reversed the convictions of the 1992 sex assault convictions of two ex-day care owners in Austin who deny abusing children. But, the Court did not exonerate Dan and Fran Keller. Both spent more than 20 years in prison. The pair, who...
A man is dead after being hit by a train in South Austin last night. Around 8pm the Amtrak train The Texas Eagle with about 40 passengers aboard was heading for San Antonio when a man reportedly in his 40s was struck near Stassney Lane and Rose Hill behind Crockett High School...
Three months after boasting of “exponential growth,” high-tech gun maker TrackingPoint Inc. may have missed the target. The Pflugerville company disclosed that it's having financial problems and stopped selling to customers. It also reportedly laid off 20 workers. “Due to...
Austin Police are on the lookout for a man they say slit a woman's throat and stole her purse overnight at a South Austin HEB. The unidentified woman was leaving the South Congress HEB just after 1:30 when she was attacked by a man Police say had an edged weapon and cut her...
(from The Bunker) The Bunker, the nation’s first innovation laboratory and community enabling America’s elite military entrepreneurs, today announced the extension of its nation-wide program in Austin to support growing veteran-owned business leaders. The inaugural class of 12...
Manor Police responded to the 16300 block of Hamilton Point Cir. in reference to a burglary in progress Sunday morning. Two suspects made entry into the home by breaking a living room window which they accessed through the back yard. The home owner was present and witnessed the...
(from Tx DOT) Construction crews will begin this week setting up barriers at the intersection of Interstate 35 and State Highway 80/Hopkins Street in San Marcos for construction improvements that will further ease traffic congestion and flow through the interchange. TxDOT and...