Austin Local News

Austin Energy would have to trim its spending — and possibly allow customers to switch to other electric providers — under a pair of proposals from Austin-area state lawmakers. State Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, and Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, say Austin’s city-owned...
The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people were injured after a small plane they were in made a hard landing and flipped near Taylor. The conditions of the two weren't immediately available Tuesday night. The department says the single-engine plane landed Tuesday...
An Austin woman is accused of throwing a burning bottle at an pro-life group praying outside of Planned Parenthood Monday evening. Melanie Maria Toney, 52, is jailed on a felony charge of aggravated assault. Her bail is set at $25,000. An arrest affidavit states that members of...
Securing the Texas Border with Mexico is costly, now lawmakers want the federal government to pay up. The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution by Senator Craig Estes to invoice the Obama administration for the money the state has spent on border security. "This is 700...
Law enforcement is being extra-vigilant with a Texas Republican legislator who has received threats over a bill that would limit independent bloggers filming police. Dallas Rep. Jason Villalba's spokeswoman Jordan Hunter said Villalba hasn't been assigned a security detail at...
Austin Police have arrested a woman who thorugh a Molotov cocktail at a group of female prayer volunteers outside an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility, in South Austin last night. One of the volunteers was able to quickly stomp out the flame and save the group from any...
During the 2015 SXSW No Refusal Initiative on Thursday, March 19, 2015 through Sunday, March 22, 2015 there were 61 DWI arrests. Total DWI arrests = 61 Total DUI minor arrests = 0 High BAC Breath = .263 High BAC Blood = Results Pending Number of Breath Samples= 19 Number of...
Looters stole dozens of guns, including assault rifles, a jewelry and a coin collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Travis County man's home during his trip to Mexico. Investigators from the Travis County Sheriff's Office tell him the burglary looks planned and...
The state moved to a new way to combine your car registration and inspection sticker this month...they call it two steps-one sticker. But some 320 thousand car owners are frustrated with the new process because they're being incorrectly billed. Those owners got incorrectly...