Austin Local News

An Austin police officer who lost his job is now trying to get it back even though he doesn't have that right under the state's civil service laws. Officer Joel Follmer was still in his probationary period when acting Chief Cathy Ellison fired him for his role in the arrest of a...
A break-in, the specific damage and evidence left at the scene lead local and federal investigators to conclude a church fire was set on purpose. "We do not have any suspects by name. We do have some information which is leading us towards some individuals," Travis County Deputy...
A rock crushing plant in Buda will try again to get a permit to drill through the Edwards Aquifer to get water from the Trinity River for their operations. K-B-D-J wants to use water from the Trinity river to wash clay off rocks in their quarry. The company's request was turned...
The owner of a Leander wrestling club is accused of molesting two 16 year old girls last summer. The two girls say Timothy Daniel Morriss held them down during a bus trip cross country and touched them inappropriately multiple times. Morriss owns the Rock Wrestling Club and was...
Haz-mat crews responded to a possible chemical spill at 'Say Chem' off Woodward avenue last night. Lt. David Belnap with Austin fire says they do not know what the substance was he says it was contained inside the building and neighboring homes and business were not in danger.
An Austin man who grew fed up hearing stories of predators online is doing something about it. Greg Anderson joined perverted justice and set up the persona of a 13-year old online. he says the fictional girl is approached every single day by adult men. "They just think there's...
A man suspected in yesterday's killing of a Smith County constable was fatally shot by tactical officers to end the standoff. Police say a deputy who was wounded during the domestic disturbance call at a home in Tyler has undergone surgery -- and is expected to recover. The...
San Marcos police have released the name of the man who died after being hit by a train on Saturday night off River Road. According to SMPD the engineer blew the whistle but 46 year old Paul Henry Forbes didn't move. The train was not able to stop in time and he was pronounced...
A national doctors' group names Austin as one of the “Ten Best Walking Cities in America”. Mayor Will Wynn says walking is an important part of having a city that’s physically fit. "We’re proud of it, but we also have a lot of work to do in Austin still," Mayor Will Wynn said. "...