Austin Local News

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas' from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. During a hearing Thursday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans called attempts to remove the Davis...
The City of Austin will pay $480,000 in attorney fees and court costs to settle a case by local pro-life pregnancy resource centers that won a ruling in federal court that a city ordinance that targeted the centers was unconstitutional. The court case played out over nearly four...
Location, location, location! Cedar Park proves to be the best place in the nation to open a restaurant, according to an online survey. NerdWallet examined 530 cities in the U.S., each with a population of at least 50,000. They looked at population growth and density, and...
A four-month-old baby is kidnapped at five Thursday morning, when her mother's truck is stolen from a gas station at Slaughter and Congress. Austin Police Officer Aaron Townsend said the mother called 9-1-1 and after a short pursuit, they were able to stop 27-year-old Felipe...
Austin police have discovered a large grow of psilosyben, or psychedelic mushrooms. Detective Robbie Volk says the mushroom crop was discovered in an unoccupied home in the 6300 block of Berkeley in South Austin. Volk says they confiscated about 40 pounds of the stuff, "I've...
University of Texas officials are scheduled to be in court, seeking a judge's permission to remove a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. Thursday's afternoon hearing comes after the nearly century-old bronze statue was targeted by...
Austin City Council Members Greg Casar, Leslie Pool, and Ann Kitchen will be holding a press conference prior to Thursday’s budget hearing to announce the Residents’ Advocacy Project, a City of Austin budget proposal to improve the City’s response to dangerous rental properties...
The Austin Police Department and emergency officials are warning residents about a new batch of the drug K2 that has sickened hundreds. Officials said that as of Aug. 26, they have treated 763 patients and responded to 709 calls since May 29 across Travis County. Police said...
On August 18, 2015, at approximately 9 pm, Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies were providing traffic control for a semi-truck and trailer that had high-centered on Highway 290 near Holder Lane in Dripping Springs, Hays County Texas. Vehicle traffic on Highway 290 was reduced...