Austin Local News

Neighbors along Hamilton Pool Road are upset with a study looking to expand it. They tell Travis County Commissioners if they do that, they'll have to raise the speed limit, something they definitely do not want to happen. Judge Sarah Eckhardt says the issue is giving the public...
After a tire blew out on an 18-wheeler carrying kitchen cabinets Monday morning, causing the truck to hit a barrier, another vehicle and an overpass, it rolled and burst into flames. The crash stalled thousands of drivers for more than seven hours, and those who drive Interstate...
As the dust starts to settle from the announcement that Austin’s Freescale Semiconductor will be sold to a Dutch chipmaker, analysts say the city’s tech scene should be able to absorb any layoffs that might come with the loss of a corporate headquarters. The news broke Sunday...
Putting retired police officers on duty and tougher penalties for smugglers are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that would ramp up enforcement under new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Another proposal in the bill filed Monday would make it a felony to "encourage" or...
Authorities say a robbery suspect's desire for a haircut shortly after holding up a fast food restaurant helped lead to his arrest. Police allege Hector Raul Chavez robbed a Wendy's restaurant in Austin and then right afterward, drove to a barber shop. The Austin American-...
A newlywed is in the Williamson County Jail after her spouse is found dead in their Round Rock home. Fred Thomas with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office said 32-year-old Nancy Khan called 9-1-1 on Saturday and when authorities got there, they found 34 year old Ali Khan...
ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV drivers. The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle...
(from Cap Metro) As tens of thousands of people from around the world prepare to descend on Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival March 13-22, Capital Metro will again be expanding its service to accommodate expected crowds. “We’ll be...
Two-years ago Austinites said goodbye to single-use paper and plastic bags thanks to a city ordinance. "Just remembering to bring the bags to the store is a problem for me, so I usually end up buying the bags when I get here," said Keith Morris who moved from El Paso to Austin...