Austin Local News

The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability is likely to recommend doing away with the STAAR exam, which has come under heavy scrutiby this year by parents, teachers, and students following a litany of problems. The dismissal of the STAAR is one of may...
How City of Austin staffers want to spend your tax dollars will be laid out today at City Hall. They'll introduce the 2017 general fund budget which covers public safety, parks, libraries. They'll also include public utilities and enterprise development. City Council will...
Following the shooting death of Travis County Sergeant Craig Hutchinson at his Round Rock home on Monday morning, a $10,000 reward was put forth for any information leading to an arrest of whomever is behind the slaying. Then, on Tuesday, Texas Crime Stoppers added another $15,...
This morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested nine people in the Austin area, including ringleaders Xavier Martinez (aka “Javi”) and Eulalio Samarripa (aka “Chico”), for conspiring to distribute heroin announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and...
At 10:35 am, on Thursday, July 21, Austin Police Officers responded to a check welfare call in the 2400 block of Fallwell Lane. Upon arrival, officers found the body of Felipe Leija, 33, lying on the side of the road with obvious trauma to the body. An autopsy was conducted by...
Everything keeps going up in Austin and Travis County. But today Travis County Commissioners say their portion of the tax bill is going down. At least a little bit. Commissioner Brigid Shea says the county's belt-tightening is paying off for taxpayers. "We have literally asked...
To save Travis County taxpayer dollars and capitalize on historically low interest rates, Travis County refinanced bonds to provide more than $12 million in savings through fiscal year 2030. Travis County is committed to effective, efficient and affordable local government, and...
Texas Crime Stoppers, operating within the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, has announced a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Travis County Sheriff’s...
Sean Copeland and his son, Brodie, were killed in Nice, France when a man drove a truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day. The surviving family members are now back home in Lakeway, and a memorial service is planned to honor the lives of both Copelands who never...