Austin Local News

Williamson County Deputy Mario Johnson was arrested by his co-workers on Sunday at his home on FM 3125 for assault family violence by a house member impeding breathing /circulation, a third degree felony. He was placed in the Williamson County Jail with a $10,000 bond. A...
Early Voting for Austin's Proposition One ends today. Former Chamber of Commerce President and former Mayor Lee Cooke thinks a vote for Proposition One, "Is in the best interests, long-term, for the citizens of Austin. Not only for the citizens' safety, but also for the...
Austin parks and trails are now part of Google Maps. Some eighty new views of Texas cities are now on Google Maps. Bob Lander from the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau says the new views from the Google Street Trekker backpack program will only add the healthy number of...
On Sunday, May 1 after 3 am, a 2007 Gold Toyota 4Runner was driving northbound in the 100 North IH-35 northbound proper when it hit a pedestrian in the roadway. It appears James D. Palacios, 26, was crossing the high speed roadway from east to west, crossed two of three lanes of...
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Austin Police received a report of a Burglary of Residence in the 5000 block of Blue Spruce Circle. The victim arrived home and noticed his front door had been forced open. He reviewed his home surveillance footage and saw two suspects enter his...
The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing TONIGHT, May 3, to discuss the proposed improvements on I-35 from Rundberg Lane to US 290E. The hearing will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Bertha Sadler...
Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in the case involving former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman, who was fired in the weeks that followed the fatal shooting of naked, unarmed teenager, David Joseph. Tuesday was the first day that prosecutors...
Your morning and afternoon commute is about to change along Mopac once again. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, a lane shift project will begin that will affect the southbound lanes of Mopac between 183 and 2222. "We will be re-striping Mopac and shifting traffic over to...
University of Texas police continue their partnership with the Austin Police Department in an effort to not only make people feel safer on and around campus, but to also create a tangible plan that will actually make the area safer as a whole. Nearly one month after the murder...