Austin Local News

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
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Thursday released its annual progress report on the state's Closing the Gaps initiative. Boosting overall and minority enrollment is part of the program. The project also aims to award more degrees, increase the number of nationally...
In the later part of May and early June 2007, the Hutto Police Department completed graffiti offense reports for the following properties located in the City of Hutto: - Nadine Johnson Elementary School - Curves - Dollar General Store - Hutto High School The officers of the...
Texas Senator John Cornyn promises that construction of a border fence will not begin without property owners and elected officials having their say. Cornyn is responding to comments made by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, that the placement of the fence won't be...
Secretary of State Phil Wilson has been sworn in -- and he promised to work tirelessly for Texas. Wilson, since 2002, has served as an aide to Governor Rick Perry. Perry administered the oath to Wilson, who's worked on overseeing economic development projects like the job-...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says 16 more Texas counties are now eligible for public assistance funds to help repair damages from recent flooding. State, county and local governments and some private non-profits are eligible to apply for the funds. FEMA will provide...