Austin Local News

A Williamson County grand jury reviews all the evidence and clears two sheriff's deputies who used deadly force to shoot a man dead last month in a corn field, after a high-speed chase. Officials refused to release any details of the investigation until Thursday, citing the need...
A recent report released by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shows the state is lagging in some of its goals associated with the Closing the Gaps initiative. The goals were established in 2000 and while the State wanted to enroll 340-thousand Hispanic students in...
Austin police are looking for the man who groped a 14-year-old girl he picked up at a south Austin bus stop. Detective Anthony Bigongiari says the girl accepted a ride from the man even though she did not know him. Bigongiari says they’re looking for an hispanic male in his mid...
Central Texas lake levels are well below average and it may take some flooding before levels are back to normal. It's been about six years since Lake Travis has been this low, but the conditions now are very similar to the past when the water level was 13-and-a-half-feet below...
The city of Round Rock says it is far behind as it prepares for a massive traffic jam on August 3rd. That’s when the new Round Rock Premium Outlets will have their grand opening at I-35 and FM-1431, and Chandler Road is expected to be a mess. Road construction projects are still...
Stage one water restrictions for parts of Hays and Caldwell counties go in to effect at 8-o'clock this morning. Edwards aquifer authority spokesperson Roland Ruiz says there are a lot of things you can do to conserve water. Ruiz says you should check with your water provider to...
Star Flight is transporting a swimmer in critical condition Thursday afternoon from Hamilton Pool to Brackenridge Hospital. Austin/Travis County E-M-S spokesman Warren Hassinger says the swimmer was pulled from the water after being under for up to 10-minutes. "We arrived, found...
An Austin woman is behind bars, accused of trying to run over an Austin police officer. Two officers were responding to a violent disturbance call at a house on Hammermill Run in southeast Austin, but when they arrived they reportedly saw several people running from the house,...
The deadline has come and passed for a charity group to pay 10-thousand dollars to Austin Energy. Myra Cross with the Dream Center in East Austin says the power may be cut Thursday -- just as a thousand people are expected to come in for food donations. "In addition to just the...