Austin Local News

Local toll road officials, buffeted by criticism of a plan to add toll lanes to South MoPac Boulevard, signaled Wednesday that they are open to changes, including searching for an alternative to long flyover bridges planned at Lady Bird Lake . The Central Texas Regional Mobility...
Five years ago, friends and relatives have testified, Julie Ann Gonzalez had a job, a car and a new boyfriend she wanted to marry. She had a daughter she loved more than anything in the world. She had everything going for her. After nearly two weeks of testimony in the murder...
Businesses rely on signs to let customers know whether their store is open or closed, and that is why a city ordinance in Sunset Valley has some owners worried. City council members recently approved a ban on ‘light up’ signs in windows, and one business said the ordinance has...
The Round Rock Police Department is investigating after an officer was recorded Tuesday slamming a 27-year-old woman to the ground. Dashboard camera video recorded from Officer Ben Johnson's cruiser Tuesday afternoon shows the officer confronting 27-year-old Viviana Keith in the...
According to the Burnet County Attorney's office: On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the former Chief of Police of Cottonwood Shores, Thomas E. Williams, permanently surrendered his peace officer license in an agreement with Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo, Llano County Attorney...
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...