Austin Local News

The protests over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltmore have spread to Austin. A protest got underway at Palm Park Friday night. Hundreds deep marched to the Congress Street bridge chanting "Austin stands with Baltimore." Carrying signs and defiantly chanting, the...
Protesters gathered at Lady Bird Lake as part of an organized rally Saturday to voice their opposition to a flyover and to proposed toll lanes along Texas State Highway Loop 1. Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner, leads the fight against the express toll lanes. She organized...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A large group of protesters marched through downtown Austin on Friday evening, shutting down the Congress Avenue Bridge and access to Interstate 35 at some points. The protests come in response to the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore, and other police...
STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain who tragically lost her life when she fell off of a hoist earlier this week will be laid to rest today. Travis County EMS officials say the funeral will dramatically effect traffic along 620. All lanes of traffic (in both directions) from 411 S...
More than 400 Texas schools have been recognized for improvements at campuses where at least 40 percent of the students are considered low income. The Texas Education Agency on Thursday identified this year's high-performing and/or high-progress Title I reward schools. Results...
An Austin man is charged with nine counts of animal abuse after finding 14 severely underweight Greyhounds in his care that he was supposed to be training to race. Detective Tim Divens says a woman in Florida sent Darwin Plummer the dogs and paid him $2100 a month over several...
Perry Watson, KLBJ's medical reporter, has earned the Anson Jones MD award presented by the Texas Medical Association each year. Watson's winning story, 'Local ER Dr. supports Heart Association's recommendation on E-Cigarettes' discusses the effects of the popular cigarettes and...
An audit finds the Austin Animal Center is dealing with serious issues that could cost the facility it's license. Acting Animal Services Director Chris Noble says last year they responded to over 13,000 emergency calls within two hours 54 percent of the time, "Anything that is...
(from Pflugerville Community Development Corporation) The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced Precision Ammunition, the Texas-based, high-quality ammunition manufacturer, is moving corporate headquarters to Pflugerville. It'll be located in...