Austin Local News

A California real estate broker has filed a civil lawsuit against Texas-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka, claiming the distillery can’t claim the vodka is “handmade” because of the sheer volume of bottles sold each year. Tito’s sells more than 15 million bottles of vodka a year,...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a homicide that occurred on Chandler Crossing Trail in Round Rock. The victim, Jerrod Stanford, was last seen alive on September 5, 2014. Several firearms were stolen from his residence and one was pawned in Austin...
On September 25 about 9:30 p.m. an officer with the Llano Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet pickup, on State Highway 29 West. The vehicle fled and after a short pursuit crashed into a residential garage at the intersection of West Ellis Street and...
The Austin City Council takes the first step towards allowing homeowners a homestead exemption. It's another effort to try to keep the city more affordable. Councilman Laura Morrison says the idea is to combine a percentage of an exemption with a cap calling it a “hybrid”...
The Firefighters Association has voted down the latest contract offered to them by the city. Association President Bob Nicks says the contract was turned down because the city took training standards out of it, "They removed training standards that's been in there over ten years...
Austin Bergstrom Internations Airport has canceled some flights from Austin to Chicago following arson at a Chicago-area Air Traffic control center this afternoon. According to reports five flights to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and and three flights to Chicago's Midway...
On Monday, September 22 just before 1 am, there was a report made about Criminal Mischief and Arson at 7501 Blessing Ave, St. John Baptist Association Tabernacle. Responding officers observed that many windows had been broken out; it appeared that the carpet had been set on fire...
San Marcos Police have a man behind bars they say shot a clerk during an attempted armed robbery at the Gotta Habit Smoke Shop on North LBJ in San Marcos. 20-year-old Steven Carlos Hernandez was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. According to police, Hernandez entered...
Caviness Beef Packers of Hereford, TX, is recalling approximately 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday evening. The products were produced...