Austin Local News

Confusing. That's the word most people use to describe the ballot language on Austin's Proposition One; which governs Uber and Lyft. Austin attorney Martin Harry has written Mayor Steve Adler that the ballot language being used is not consistent with City Code. “The Code of...
April 27 marks the year anniversary of the death of STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain. Kristin died after falling from a STAR Flight helicopter’s hoist while conducting a rescue operation. In remembrance of Kristin and to celebrate her life, STAR Flight personnel are wearing...
Austin police say they're trying to track down a serial arsonist who was an inmate at the Austin State Hospital. Kirill Belchenko was a suspect in a 2014 fire at the Arboretum, and admitted to police that he set fire to a bank in Cedar Park that same year. Surveillance footage...
The state’s largest association of educators has filed a petition with the Texas Commissioner of Education, legally challenging his recent adoption of rules creating a new state-recommended teacher appraisal system. The Association of Texas Professional Educators says it...
The Austin Police officer who shot and killed a man in South Austin is on administrative leave. APD says Officer Matthew Paredes has been with APD for four and a half years. He shot and killed Tyler Hunkin, 29, Friday night outside a Randall's at South MoPac and West William...
Effective immediately, the Austin Fire Department Chief has closed: Lake Austin from Walsh Landing to Tom Miller Dam; and Lady Bird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. This closure is due to high waters and dangerous currents in the area due to LCRA’s opening of one gate...
Austin Fire Department says the Fire Chief has closed Lake Austin from Tom Miller Dam to Walsh Landing, and Ladybird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. Firefighters are taking advantage of the open flood gates at Mansfield and Tom Miller Dams for some swift water rescue...
The Wastewater Lift Station near the Lago Vista Golf Course experienced a malfunction on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, spilling as much as 162 thousand gallons of sewage, primarily non-solids and grease. This spill was contained and did not reach Lake Travis. Crews...
Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman. Kerry, who will...