Austin Local News

In the evening of Tuesday, August 11th, Austin Police were flagged down by a citizen who stated she observed multiple subjects assault and steal a bicycle from an unidentified victim or victims in the area of Gaston Place/Wheless Ln. Officers were able to locate and detain the...
Kyle officials have identified a man who was found dead last night in the parking lot at the H-E-B Plus shopping center on FM 1626 in Kyle. According to the Kyle Police Department, David Wesley Jones, 65, of Kyle, was observed by passersby slumped over in his Chevy pickup truck...
The Pflugerville City Council approved the purchase of an approximately 237 acre tract of land in east Pflugerville for a community park that includes a new sports complex and nature areas on Cameron Road. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council authorized the $4.276...
Hundreds of Hays County Families find themselves having to go back to the drawing board after news of new FEMA flood maps comes out. Last week FEMA released new flood maps which impacts how landowners will rebuild after the devastating floods. The Advisory Base Flood Elevations...
Austin neighborhood activists are fighting the implementation of the city's ambitious land code redevelopment plan called CodeNEXT. CodeNEXT is the reimagining of Austin's Land Development Code. The previous City Council enacted the CodeNEXT plan in 2012 to determine what can be...
Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data...
Eastside Memorial High School, at risk of closure two years ago by the state, has now been cleared by the Texas Education Agency. According to the TEA: During a visit to Eastside Memorial High School, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams presented Austin Independent School...
The Austin City Council has approved a proposal designating the Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center as parkland. Council member Delia Garza says the move gives the facility protection from what some have said is 'business encroachment' on Rainey Street, "I...
A proposal to arm every Austin Police Officer with a body cam by the end of 2016 is getting the thumbs up from East Austin advocates. NAACP President Nelson Linder thinks it's worth the $11 million price tag, "So the integrity of government and police are worth whatever price. I...