Austin Local News

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...
Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer is nearly upon us and Cedar Park Police will once again be adding extra resources to monitor for and enforce impaired and aggressive driving violations during the busy season. In an effort to keep travelers safe, CPPD will...
On May 18, 2016, Austin Police Department’s Organized Crime Division detectives filed charges in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas charging Sylvester Orlowski, 26 years of age, and Albert Picazo III, 28 years of age, with intentionally, knowingly...
Friday night, May 20 about 8:35 p.m., APD's preliminary investigation shows that a maroon 2004 Infiniti G35 was traveling northbound in the 9500 block of Dessau Rd. The driver of the Infiniti lost control and crossed the center grassy, cement median into oncoming southbound...
The day after Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt announces homeowners could face a tax raise up to four percent, Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis asks if the county can't do more to avoid that. “I don’t know what departments will come up with some brilliant ideas saying ‘hey...
Travis County Commissioners Court meets today and they're getting an update on the proposed Sobriety Center in Austin. Judge Sarah Eckhardt compare the sobriety center to more of a health facility than a drunk tank. She’s pretty eager to get it open. “It has worked in other...