Austin Local News

During another lengthy city council meeting Thursday night, District 6 council member Don Zimmerman drew the ire of the crowd when he made comments to a group of students who were speaking out in support of more funding for after school programs at Austin schools. Following...
Today the Austin City Council approved an ordinance on third reading the $720-million Smart Corridor mobility bond that contains transportation projects that would address traffic congestion, improve public transit, and increase safety and convenience for pedestrians and bikes...
Eanes ISD unveils its new Westlake High School Incubator class on Entrepreneurship and Enterprise to 145 students and their parents August 18, 2016 at 6pm. The class launches this fall, taught by 38 business experts and leading Venture Capitalists, such as Austin Ventures,...
Murder 22: About 9:30 pm, Thursday, August 11, Austin Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Elmira Rd. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims with apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims was transported to University Medical Center at...
Tomorrow through Labor Day, September 5, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant which targets drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol. This grant is offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (...
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who attempted to charge over $1700 at Target on Ben White to a stolen credit card on June 11, 2016. If you have any information about this suspect, please call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-...
On Tuesday, friends and family members of Olman Ramirez said they found the missing man. Ramirez went missing last Friday when he dove into Lake Travis to save a drowning friend, only to never resurface himself. Despite the family's claim of identification, the Travis County...
Several city council members have backed a proposal to pass an ordinance that would give increased protection to renters who, by no fault of their own, are forced out of their homes to make way for new developments. It's an issue many on the council say has gone on too long, and...
Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman (District 6, Northwest Austin) turned in his application for re-election today to the Austin City Clerk’s office with more than enough signatures to qualify for ballot placement. Council Member Zimmerman, elected to represent District 6...