Austin Local News

An all-out brawl caught on tape at an Austin High School leads to charges against more than a dozen students. The melee happened on April 9th. Eastside Memorial students could be seen on social media throwing punches, chairs and anything else they could get their hands on. Two...
The funeral for STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain will be Friday morning at the Hill Country Bible Church. The investigation is still in the preliminary stages trying to figure out how STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain fell to her death Monday night in a greenbelt while assisting...
During the past few months the Downtown Area Command Metro Tactical Team has initiated multiple operations in an effort to reduce underage drinking in the Downtown Austin entertainment district. As part of the operations, the team has targeted the use and manufacturing of fake...
The Legislature has approved a proposal allowing thousands of Texas high school seniors to potentially graduate this year despite failing standardized tests needed to earn a diploma. Amarillo Republican Sen. Kel Seliger's bill offered an alternative graduation plan to an...
An Austin man found out the hard way how long it takes for a MetroRapid bus to stop. According to a statement by Cap Metro, the unidentified driver of a black Ford pickup truck ran a red light on westbound 5th Street at Guadalupe Street as a southbound 801 MetroRapid bus with...
(from Hays County Sheriff's Office) On April 20, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to Jack C. Hays High School, 4800 Jack C. Hays Trail, Kyle Texas, in reference to a Terroristic Threat that had been written on a bathroom wall. The content of the...
The body of EMS nurse Kristin McLain is taken from the Travis County Medical Examiner's office in Central Austin to the Weed, Corley, Fish funeral home in Lakeway today. McLain was killed when she fell from a hoist as she was attempting to help a patient that had broken her leg...
A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after being reprimanded over a March photo with rapper Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival. Trooper Billy Spears filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday in Austin alleging retaliation by the Department of Public Safety, Director Steven...
San Francisco-based Betts Recruiting has opened an office downtown. Founder and CEO Carolyn Betts says they recruit sales, marketing and customer service professionals for technology companies. She says choosing Austin as place to set up shop was not a tough decision. “Many of...