Austin Local News

Another player won the Texas Two Step's top prize before the jackpot could grow large enough to draw sales to pay for it. For the second time in a week, lottery officials had to dip into a separate account to cover the $225,000 jackpot. This time, lottery spokesman Bobby Heith...
The South San Gabriel River crested at 31 feet today in Georgetown, according to a USGS gauging station on the river The flooding level is set at 9 feet. The rise caused the river to completely cover a section of the Austin Ave Bridge early this morning, and major flooding in...
Residents of the low-lying Graveyard Point neighborhood on Lake Travis are busy today evacuating as the lake level approaches their porches. Resident Butch West tells KLBJ that this is the third time he's had to evacuate, but that this time caught them a little by surprise. "...
A split Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today refused to reinstate a conspiracy charge against former U-S House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The state's top criminal appeals court ruled 5-to-4 in favor of DeLay and co-defendants John Colyandro and Jim Ellis. The three men still...
Williamson County Emergency Communications is advising you not to travel this morning unless necessary. The entire county has been flooded by over-night and early morning rains. The areas hit hardest are West of I-H 35, especially the Leander area. U.S. 183 is back open for...
Austin & Travis County Road Closures: closed Old Spicewoods Springs Rd underneath loop 360 (5300 Old Spicewood Springs) closed all 4 crossing in the area of Oniell and Adelphi (12000 blk Waters Park) closed Spicewood Springs RD between 5400 block and 8000 block closed Loop...
Austin police say 42-year old Cedric Adams *used* to sell subscriptions for the Statesman outside local grocery stores, but he was fired and has yet to turn his id-badge back in. He allegedly is still selling subscriptions but detective James Aason with APD says, Adams is...
Ironically, Marble Falls has no water service, despite all the flooding. The intake line between the Colorado River and the city's water plant was damaged in last night's torrential rain. City officials say people in Marble Falls need to use rain water or water from their hot-...
The public gets its first look at the new Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas at the site of the old Robert Mueller Airport. Hospital President Bob Bonar says the four years of planning and building result in a state-of-the-art children's health facility. "It went...