Austin Local News

After a year-long process involving an in-depth, analysis of its entire bus network by staff and a team of independent transportation experts, Capital Metro has presented its board with a 10-year draft transit plan that would nearly triple existing frequent routes, and...
After 2 am yesterday, a vehicle drove up to the emergency room doors of the University Medical Center at Brackenridge Hospital located at 601 E. 15th St. The driver of the vehicle flagged down an Austin Police Officer requesting assistance for a passenger who had been shot...
During the past couple of years, UT has been the target of multiple scams. When classes resume, an unknown caller clones the telephone number of a local law enforcement agency or a university’s telephone number. The caller then uses the cloned number to call a student. The...
Contractors started trimming trees today along the detour route that will be used by motorists when this Water and Wastewater project begins construction later this month. Area residents can expect to see tree trimmers on Camaro Way to Schulle Drive, Nichols to Highland Drive,...
FROM TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE The man shot and killed Saturday August 20, 2016 on Decker Lane has been identified as KENNIE WAYNE CROCKETT, 24 of Austin, TX On Saturday, August 20, 2016 Kennie Wayne Crockett was the passenger in a vehicle located at the Eagle’s Landing...
FROM CITY OF AUSTIN CLERK The Office of the City Clerk will conduct the drawing for positions on the November municipal election ballot on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The drawing will determine the order in which the names for the five Council Districts will be listed on the ballot...
FROM TXDOT AUSTIN – Proposed mobility improvements to 16 miles of I-35 between RM 1431 and US 183 will be the highlight of an open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Cedar Ridge...
Recent rainstorms caused a domestic wastewater overflow at the Southland Oaks lift station near Brodie lane. The station overflowed about 50,000 gallons of wastewater into a tributary of Bear Creek. This has not affected Austin's drinking water supply. However, only boiled or...
An Austin city councilor known for making controversial statements is being criticized for telling a group of Hispanic children to become productive adults so that they "don't have to live off others." Don Zimmerman made the comment during a budget hearing that drew students and...