Austin Local News

Animal shelter representatives talk about the growing pit bull population, and what to do about it, at a conference today in Austin. Texas Animal Shelter Coalition President Jay Sabatucci says there are different problems in adopting out pit bulls than any other kind of dog. For...
The City of Austin could soon crack down on clubs where people are allowed to bring their own beer. Since those establishments are not regulated by the TABC, they don’t have to adhere to the same rules as bars and nightclubs. Austin has at least four such clubs, including...
Kids across central Texas begin reading "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" today after staying up past midnight to get their copy of the final book in the series. For sheer popularity, the past ten years of Pottermania have generated a huge windfall for bookstores,...
Governor Perry signs a bill to get schools actively involved in preventing dating violence. State representative Norma Chavez says dating violence is a huge problem that often times spills over into the public schools. her bill, signed by the governor, will get schools involved...
A woman is arrested - accused of dropping mothballs in the soup at a Randalls grocery store on Mesa Drive in Northwest Austin. APD Lt. John Romoser says store employees noticed a strange smell eminating from a pot at the self-serve soup bar. Management then set up a surveillance...
Austin City Manager Toby Futrell says her proposed budget for next year will include more money to hire officers for APD. "There are new positions...there are about 120 cadets in the budget next year," she said. Of those, about 70 would be needed just to maintain the department'...
The Wells Fargo bank at Highland Mall was held up last week. Austin police robbery detectives says one of their best clues comes from the suspects distinct skateboarder clothing.
After allegations of county workers in Houston abusing toll tag privileges, state officials insist it's very difficult to get a free ride on Austin's new network of toll roads. Marked law enforcement and emergency vehicles don't require a Tx-Tag to ride the tollways, and they're...
Here is a current list of Austin area road closures: Spicewood Springs from 360 to Old Lampassas Rd. Old Spicewood Springs Rd. under Loop 360 2400 blk of Hoeke Ln Lakewood Dr and Bull Creek Park