Austin Local News

The City of Austin isn't saying anything right now, but the lawyer for an Austin Police says a 28-year police force veteran is a victim of racial discrimination. Commander Harold Piatt is white, and that apparently was enough for former Chief Stan Knee to pass him over for...
While canvassing the area for evacuation needs, road damage and closure and general assessment, Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a submerged vehicle in Hickory Creek along RR 1431. Subsequently an investigation was launched utilizing both air and ground search. Texas...
The cost of the rescue effort to save two people from Bear Creek yesterday may be billed to the couple. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department says the couple was alive and well the whole time Leander, Liberty Hill, DPS and other emergency workers...
Attorney General Greg Abbott warns Central Texans about scams that could pop up as flood waters go down. If your home or business was damaged by the recent storms and wet weather, you may need a professional to make repairs. Paco Felici with the attorney general's office says...
The City of Austin and its police department are being sued by one of their own. He claims the fact he a white man kept him from being promoted to assistant chief. Harold Piatt has spent 28 years with APD, rising to the rank of Commander, but he claims in a federal civil rights...
Many parts of Williamson county experienced more heavy downpours this morning. The City of Georgetown was hit the hardest causing emergency officials to evacuate three families living along the creek at Smith Branch in Georgetown. The creek feeds into the area of Georgetown that...
Officials have expanded a boating ban for all of Lake Austin, Town Lake and the Colorado River below the Longhorn Dam through noon Friday, June 29. Lake Travis has also been closed to recreational boating activity. LCRA has closed Inks Lake and lakes Travis, Marble Falls and LBJ...
No one is hurt this afternoon, when a man walks into the Austin Telco Credit Union on Shoal Creek Boulevard and allegedly robs it. A-P-D's James Mason says their suspect is a white man in his 40s to 50s with a shaved head. He apparently gets away with an undisclosed amount of...
In the past few days several Hays CISD school buildings have been broken in to. Hays County Sheriff's detectives set up surveillance at Chapa Middle School in Kyle last night and busted three students who police say were breaking in through a roof access panel around 2am. The...