Austin Local News

Capital Metro wants you to dump the pump Thursday and take the bus - on them! The agency is also offering a "Happy Hour" today at the Tech Ridge Park and Ride from 4:30 to 5:30 p-m today. "The point of dump the pump happy hour is that time you spend during rush hour is usually...
Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- bowing to legal and ethical troubles -- said goodbye to the House today. He also took a shot at his liberal opponents and some Democrats walked out during the farewell. The eleven-term Republican from Texas said it is customary for departing...
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...
Here's what the LCRA said of the spill in a news release: A sewage spill occurred at the Elgin Wastewater Treatment Plant over a 12-hour period Tuesday and Wednesday, spilling an estimated 250,000 gallons of sewage into an unnamed tributary of Little Sandy Creek. The spill was...
The Austin City Council this week plans to pass a resolution asking the state’s environmental agency not to issue permits for new power plants in Central Texas that burn coal to generate electricity. "We’re very concerned about the effect of these new power plants using old coal...
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...