Austin Local News

UPDATE: LISD officials report a lockdown was initiated after a boy thought he saw another boy had a gun in the bathroom. After a room to room search, no weapon was found. Police are searching Leander High School right now...after reports that a student may have brought a weapon...
Travis County Medical Examiner's ruled the deaths of 83-year old Billie Shelton and her husband 85 year old Sidney Shelton were homicides. The bodies were discovered in their north Austin home in the 1700 Block of Brentwood Monday by a caretaker, who found the couple's door open...
Don Zimmerman wan a run off race to respresent District 6 on the Austin City Counil. He spoke with Austin's Morning News. http://www.austinites-for-zimmerman.com/pages/about-don-zimmerman-for-au... Welcome to the Austinites For Zimmerman Campaign! My name is Don Zimmerman, and I...
Steve Adler has been elected to serve as Austin’s new mayor. An announcement at Adler’s watch party said Councilman Mike Martinez had called Adler to concede the race. Early voting results show Adler with a commanding lead over Martinez, 70 percent of the vote to 30 percent...
Election day is today...you have until 7 pm to cast your ballot for Austin mayor, city council person, and AISD and ACC board of trustees. Travis County Election Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said they should have the results by 10 pm. You can vote at any polling site today. Early...
In the spirit of giving, the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa program received a BIG surprise today...$50,000 large from an individual donor. Police Chief Art Acevedo was giddy with excitement. Along with some officers, were also Mr. and Mrs. Claus. To date, the need in Austin...
Yesterday morning, North Central Austin area command officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 1700 block of Brentwood St. Upon arrival, officers located husband Sidney Shelton, 85, and wife Billie Shelton, 83, deceased inside their home from apparent trauma...
Austin Police have arrested two Austin Energy employees on charges of theft by a public servant, a third-degree felony. The charges came after an investigation into thefts of specialized copper wire from an Austin Energy metal reclamation center in North Austin. Taken into...
Travis County Commissioners are scrounging to find more money to pay for para-legals needed to comply with the Michael Morton Act. The provision requires prosecutors to provide an electronic record of every piece of evidence collected to defense attorneys. County Attorney David...