Austin Local News

The Austin Parks Board votes to ban dogs from swimming in the Barton Spillway. The rule change will mean owners will have to keep their dogs on leash. The recommendation was made after staff found evidence of poop in the water. Parks Director Sarah Hensley says once the council...
AUSTIN - Early this morning, a nurse who has been working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone returned home to Texas. While she currently shows no signs of the disease, her job in West Africa places her at “some” risk by CDC protocols. Upon her arrival at Austin-Bergstrom...
Bastrop County authorities caught some vandals red-handed and broke up vandalism spree that included Bastrop, Round Rock and Hutto. Bastrop County Sheriff's Sissy Jones says, Alva "AJ" Clayton and Destiny Nunez along with three juveniles were arrested and charged with criminal...
The Circuit of the Americas is big business for Austin and central Texas. Mayor Lee Leffingwell and COTA officials revealed that nearly $900 million dollars flows as a result of all the events at the track. Grayhill Partners' Ben Loftsgaarden says much of that money comes from...
A Central Texas inmate incarcerated on burglary charges has been sentenced to eight years in prison after his DNA was linked to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. 21-year-old David Maynez pleaded guilty to injuring a child and burglary. He received an eight-year sentence...
Some disgruntled Austin school teachers are speaking out on some issues in the district they say are driving them to leave AISD. The frustrations brought before the school board this week run the gamut. One teacher was upset with the multiple simultaneous role out of...
A woman is dead after apparently being shot last night outside a Northeast Austin apartment complex. Police were called to the Westheimer Oaks Apartments on Wheless last night, finding the woman on the ground when they arrived. They were called to the scene after reports of...
Companies that receive tax incentives from the city won't be allowed to protest their tax bills if one Austin city councilman has her way. Kathy Tovo says she asked city staff to study the issue after hearing some commercial property owners, like the Circuit of the America's who...
Did you miss the fireworks from the KLBJ Light Rail Debates yesterday? We have all the spark in one highlight mainly from Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Analyst Roger Falk debating the effectiveness of Light Rail! Light Rail is one of the most important election questions to face...