Austin Local News

Texas could put red light cameras in the rearview mirror under a bill that has cleared the Texas Senate. Republican Sen. Bob Hall said Wednesday that red light cameras "have failed miserably" before his bill was sent over to the House. Dozens of Texas cities have contracted...
A Central Texas police officer who knows his way around guitars has helped recover an instrument stolen in 2009 from a musician after a show. Austin police on Tuesday returned the specially made Gibson guitar to Walt Wilkins. Police say the custom guitar is made of wood from an...
A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of opening fire at a Central Texas apartment complex in shootings that left two people dead and three hurt. Killeen police say 35-year-old Rico Doyle faces murder charges in the attack at the Village West Apartments. Police have not...
Today marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. The annual environmental event is celebrated worldwide through a combination of education, public policy and consumer campaigns. In the Austin area, hundreds of businesses and organizations are taking action to make a change; from...
Two men are killed while trying to cross Burleson Road this morning. Police officials tell us a car going eastbound on Burleson hit the men, then another car going westbound hit them again. Mike Benevides with Austin-Travis County EMS tells us, "When we arrived, we found two...
Bastrop County has agreed to pay more than $1 million to the family of a woman who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy last year. County officials and lawyers for Yvette Smith's family negotiated the settlement last week to end a civil lawsuit. The award is believed to be the...
By tomorrow morning, Lake Travis ISD will be back to picking up and dropping off students-- with its own school buses. School officials said the weekend's hail storm damaged mirrors, brake and tail lights on 30 buses. However, thanks to seven neighboring school districts loaning...
The Broadway show Annie is on stage this week at the Bass Concert Hall. The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the...
Early Monday morning, APD officers were dispatched to a stabbing call at 1703 JJ Seabrook #A. Upon arrival, officers found a 56 year old white man dead. Witnesses advised that two housemates residing at this residence were in a verbal argument which led to the victim being...