Austin Local News

The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is investigating an outbreak of cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite. As of today, the department has 31 confirmed and probable cases and 11 new cases that are currently under...
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is looking for fugitive Frank William. He’s wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant is out for his arrest. He was last seen in the area of Airport Boulevard and MLK, 2000 Palo Pinto Dr. in Austin. His criminal history...
Despite laws against it, distracted driving remains a problem in Austin and throughout Texas. Austin Police and TxDOT are tagging up to help reduce and eliminate distracted driving crashes. Talk Text Crash is the message they're spreading, and APD Lt. Robert Richman of Highway...
Even with all the construction you see around Austin, rent prices continue to rise. In the next year, around 12,000 new apartment units will open up, according to Austin Investor Interests. All of the new construction has dotted Austin's skyline with cranes and buildings under...
A Hutto Police Officer is dead and a suspect is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the officer was run over by a police vehicle during a traffic stop. Dead is Hutto police Sgt. Christopher Kelley. Booked into the Williamson County Jail without bond is 26-...
New University of Texas President Greg Fenves says he wants formal recommendations by Aug. 1 on whether to remove campus statues of Jefferson Davis and other Confederate war heroes. Student groups have called for the removal of Davis, who was president of the Confederacy during...
a Hutto police officer died Wednesday morning after he was apparently run over by a suspect while on duty. According to the city of Hutto: At approximately 10 am this morning, Sgt. Christopher Kelley was killed in the line of duty while apprehending a felon. The incident is...
Seton doctors, nurses and others who worked closely with STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain will celebrate her courageous life and legacy at a memorial and dedication of the helipad at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas . McLain died April 27, while responding to a...
Gregory L. Fenves, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has established the Task Force on Historical Representation of Statuary at UT Austin to discuss the future of the Jefferson Davis statue on campus. The 12-member task force will be chaired by Gregory J. Vincent,...