Austin Local News

The city of Austin has issued a work-stoppage for a new elementary school in the Leander School District. Lynne Lightsey with Austin’s Development Department says the school district did not file all of the necessary permits before starting construction on the future Grand View...
The Austin Police Department evacuated the Texas School for the Deaf on Congress Avenue early this morning. Someone telephoned the school with the threat at about 2:00 this morning. As a precaution, school officials evacuated two dormitories while police searched the area...
In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, officials at U-T Austin say they're doing what's necessary to reassure everyone on campus that they're safe. Bob Harkins,the associate vice-president for campus safety and security at UT, says the events at Virginia Tech were a wake...
San Marcos City Manager, Dan O'Leary says the main goal of this ordinance is to manage the city's traffic and the river shuttles themselves. He says the ordinance sets up five shuttle franchises who will each have to pay a fee to operate within the city. O'Leary says this...
As Austin debates the Trans Texas Corridor, a transportation guru warns Texans not to make the same mistake Indiana made. David Stall with Corridorwatch.com says Texas should look at the toll road issue from all angles. He says Indiana sold its toll road to Cintra, the company...
Members of Austin’s “Animal Advisory Commission” decided not to make a recommendation on the proposed site for a new animal shelter. instead, they’re asking the city council for three months to study the issue and take public input. Lorri Michele with the “Central Texas Animal...
Officials in Hays County say the most dangerous low water crossings will soon be equipped with flash flood warning devices. County officials say the 16 most dangerous low water crossings have been identified. Hays County Grants Administrator Richard Salmon says the devices will...
The surveillance tapes allegedly showing the guard entering a supply closet with a girl were found at Texas Youth Commission headquarters in Austin on Friday. That's nine days after a grand jury decided not to indict the now-former guard at the Ron Jackson facility in Brownwood...
There are multiple sections closed on the 183-A toll road Wednesday, April 18 until 4 p.m. The construction company is continuing to do work on the toll road that connects Austin to Leander which opened last month. Today’s closures include: The right lane of the South Bound...