Austin Local News

The intersection of Yager at Lamar is completely closed after an 18-wheeler hit low-hanging power lines just west of the intersection. Austin Energy says that no customers lost power due to the accident. The intersection of Lamar and Yager may be closed for a couple of hours,...
The measure -- which takes effect immediately -- freezes some new privately financed toll road projects for two years. Perry says the plan gives local governments more authority to build new toll roads -- while keeping toll revenue for more projects in the area is was collected...
The number of drivers on the new 183-A toll road have dropped by half since the free ride campaign this spring. The Regional Mobility Authrotiy’s Steve Pustelnyk says another drop is expected July 1st when TxTag customers have to start paying full price to ride the road through...
The Texas National Guard says three Guardsmen have been arrested on suspicion of illegal immigrant smuggling. A National Guard statement released Monday says the arrests happened Friday in the U-S Border Patrol's Laredo sector after a Border Patrol investigation. No identities...
Three National Guardsmen assigned to stop illegal immigration have been arraigned today on charges they ran a border smuggling ring. A preliminary hearing is June 19th in Laredo. Private First Class Jose Rodrigo Torres and Sergeant Julio Cesar Pacheco -- both of Laredo -- and...
The Mayor of Austin takes his environmental slide-show to the Alamo Draft House. Mayor Wynn attended a seminar in Tennessee to learn how to present Al Gore's environmental slideshow that presents the argument that global warming is a threat. The mayor outlined specific things...
Cedar Park officials have decided there will be an election in November for residents to vote on new city projects. What has not been decided is what those projects will be. On the city’s website is a link to a list of the proposals, which include a new city, land for a fifth...
The five candidates to Austin’s next Chief of Police will attend a public meeting tonight at the Palmer Events Center. The meeting starts at 6:00pm, and will include a portion for anyone in attendance to ask questions of the finalists for the position. “If a member of the public...
Condemned inmate Cathy Lynn Henderson won a reprieve Today from a divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that will keep her from being executed this week for the slaying of a 3-month-old child in her care. Henderson, 50, was scheduled to be executed Wednesdasy for the death of...