Austin Local News

FROM FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AUSTIN, Texas— With images of damage from the May-June storms and flooding receding into a rear view, Texas individuals, families and businesses are now shifting focus ahead on the road to recovery thanks to $81.2 million in federal...
Today United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro and Mayor Steve Adler announced that the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, HUD, and the Department of Veterans Affairs are pleased to confirm that the City of Austin has effectively ended...
New concerns about the West Nile virus on the border of Williamson and Bell Counties. Deb Strahler of Williamson County and Cities Health District says their traps found culex mosquitos that tested positive for west nile virus. Strahler urges residents drain standing water...
The Travis County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against Chelsea Elizabeth Wilhelm, Reginald Oneal Wright and Clifton Charles Wade for Capital Murder in the death of 69-year-old Lee Artist King. The trio stands accused of murdering Mr. King while committing Aggravated...
Late Thursday, a court dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a group of residents living near the proposed site of The Grove at Shoal Creek, which, if ultimately approved, would be constructed at 45th Street and Bull Creek. The suit sought to change the voting...
Endicott McCray, the man police say shot up 6th Street and killed 30-year-old Teqnika Moultrie last month, has been officially booked into the Travis County Jail. McCray fled the city and was picked up by federal marshals in Atlanta. He is charged with first-degree murder, and...
Thursday, a handful of city leaders and activists announced a new proposed ordinance that would protect renters in the event they are displaced due to new developments. The plan was discussed at City Hall, with eight council members giving the ordinance their preliminary...
During another lengthy city council meeting Thursday night, District 6 council member Don Zimmerman drew the ire of the crowd when he made comments to a group of students who were speaking out in support of more funding for after school programs at Austin schools. Following...
Today the Austin City Council approved an ordinance on third reading the $720-million Smart Corridor mobility bond that contains transportation projects that would address traffic congestion, improve public transit, and increase safety and convenience for pedestrians and bikes...