Austin Local News

(from Tx DOT) Construction crews will begin this week setting up barriers at the intersection of Interstate 35 and State Highway 80/Hopkins Street in San Marcos for construction improvements that will further ease traffic congestion and flow through the interchange. TxDOT and...
UPDATE: The Austin Public Works engineer charged with engaging in organized crime at the Waco Twin Peaks this weekend...is back in jail. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that 45-year-old Juan Garcia surrendered this afternoon and is currently in Travis County Jail. Along...
McLennan County justice of the peace releases names of the dead--all from gunshot wounds.​ Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, of Arlington died of a gunshot wound in the head and into the trunk. Matthew Mark Smith, 27, of Keller died of gunshot wounds in the trunk. Manuel Issac Rodriguez,...
The Assistant Principal of Walnut Creek Elementary School turned himself into authorities Monday. An arrest warrant was issued for Juan Zea last week on a charge of failure to report child abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. Bus driver, 61-year-old Leon Ralph Young of Pflugerville,...
AUSTIN – Austin police told the media Monday afternoon that the department is not planning any kind of special enforcement for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally or R.O.T. Rally on June 11-15. A few questions regarding the safety of the R.O.T Rally surfaced on social media Monday...
An Austin man has died after trying to rescue his four-year-old daughter in Brushy Creek. According to the city of Round Rock: man drowned in Brushy Creek on Sunday, May 17, after being pulled underwater below a dam after getting a his 4-year-old daughter out of harm’s way. The...
(Elana Myers) Mike Myers knows all too well the importance of wearing a seatbelt. The point was driven home last year when his daughter, Elana, just shy of her 19th birthday, died in a car crash as she was returning to Austin from Lubbock, where she was attending Texas Tech. “By...
Authorities say an Austin Police officer is dead after his paraglider crashed outside a northern New Mexico airport. New Mexico State Police say 46-year-old Paul Johnson was found in a field just north of Angel Fire Airport on Saturday morning. The Office of the Medical...
Legalizing open carry of handguns in Texas is beginning the final approach to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The last two weeks of the legislative session begin Monday. It started in January with expanded gun rights ranking among the biggest priorities for Republicans, who...