Austin Local News

Over the next 12 months, the Austin Police Department will be making some changes to the way it handles its staffing. 500 officers and detectives will be shifted to other assignements to help fill patrolling vacancies. The plan was actually put into motion last week when APD...
Austin Police still do not know who is throwing rocks at cars and trucks along I-35. APD Assistant Chief Chris McIlvain says police might even close the lower deck of the freeway in the overnight hours from 10pm to 6am. "Potentially closing the lower deck and only using the...
After Travis County investigators noticed an increase of credit card abuse...it turns out skimmers that steal your credit card information have been found at various gas stations in Pflugerville and western Travis County along Highway 71. Travis County Sheriff's Office reports...
UPDATE: The woman suspected of hitting and killing a Tennessee man in 2015 was booked into the Hays County Jail yesterday, May 24. Kyle Police served Kelly Lynn Watson, 38, with a warrant for her arrest on the charge of manslaughter, a second-degree felony. Watson hit James...
UPDATE: APD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado. Additionally, the truck is possibly missing a rear brake light. On Sunday, May 22, about 5:05 pm, an early 2000s model Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickup truck was at the...
On June 1, the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas will officially become the Central Texas Food Bank , a change that emphasizes the organization’s commitment to serving everyone in its vast 21-county service territory. With the new name comes a new logo and color palette designed...
The City of Austin now has a new resource for improving racial equity in city government. Mayor Steve Adler in New York City today as part of a symposium called 'Racial Equity Here' announces “We’re launching and creating in our city and Equity Office within city government.”...
In an effort to address the years-long issue of people making Austin sidewalks, streets, and alleys into their own person toilets, city leaders have been mulling the idea of following the lead of cities like San Francisco and Portland, both of which offer 24-hour access to self-...
Alamo Draft House founder Tim League unveils the blueprints for a new gender-neutral restroom that will be located inside of the new Mueller location. It's a response to the growing flap over transgenders and bathrooms. "Instead of taking sides on whether or not sexual predators...