Austin Local News

Austin city employees who speak Spanish on the job will get a raise next year. Police officers already have a financial incentive to learn Spanish, and Council Member Mike Martinez says his experience as a firefighter convinced him that a similar program was needed for other...
Austin police charge a man with murder after he allegedly drives drunk and runs over a man standing on the side of the road. According to a police report, a witness saw 46 year old Richard Howard slumped over in his car at a traffic light in the 17 hundred block of Ohlen. The...
Sexual predators looking for children are branching out in their attempts to find possible victims, and the State's Attorney General wants you to stay ahead of the curve. Attorney General Greg Abbott says 88 predators have been busted so far in Texas for allegedly looking to...
Austin police are patrolling downtown again looking for possible thieves who are preying on the inebriated. Undercover officers launched a sting a few of months ago to crack down on the rise in thefts and robberies in the Entertainment District. The sting, which consists of an...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office reports 24- year-old Jose Torres was found in a field off Old San Antonio Road in southern Travis County early Saturday morning. He had been stabbed repeatedly in what some deputies say is one of the worst attacks they've seen. Torres remains...
Austin Police arrest 28-year-old Christopher Scott today for the murder of a woman at the Park West Inn on Sunday. Sergeant Hector Reveles with APD’s Homicide Unit says they believe Scott and the victim were in a motel room with two other people to smoke some crack cocaine. “We...
Parched rain gauges across Central Texas could be in for some welcome relief, starting later today. "We've been waiting on a rain like this for a long time now," LCRA Meteorologist Bob Rose says. A Pacific cold front and moisture from former Pacific Hurricane "Lane" will mix to...
Texas blows ahead of California in production of wind energy. That's according to a study by the American Wind Energy Association. State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson expects the industry to grow despite an eventual end to federal tax credits as an incentive for developers...
Emergency medical workers at the Austin City Limits Music Festival say they were relatively busy yesterday, but most of the ailments were minor. "The majority of these folks were seen and went on about their way," Warren Hassinger with Austin-Travis County EMS says. Hassinger...