Austin Local News

Do not be surprised if you see the barricades coming down from the Central Texas Turnpike ramps this morning. State transportation crews will be working their way around opening the roads later on this morning. The state's Gabby Garcia says the crews will start on State Hwy 130...
Riding the bus costs 50 cents and that’s what the price has been since 1985. Financial officials at Capital Metro say the agency needs to increase that rate to keep up with rising costs in other areas. Board members of Capital Metro say they’re willing to consider an increase...
Help from the public apparently helps Austin Police nail a couple of suspected bank robbers. Police put out surveillance video a short time after the Compass Bank branch on South Congress was robbed yesterday afternoon. Within hours, police had a lead on 44-year-old David...
Sal Costello and the Austin Toll Party say the network that will ultimately make up the Central Texas Turnpike system will take away the option of driving on an expressway without having to pay for it. Costello says the second phase of the toll road plan, which would toll new...
Austin police are looking for a man who robbed a Compass Bank at 2401 South Congress on Monday, October 30. The suspect reportedly entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect...
Officials with Capital Metro today will vote on putting out a request for proposals from private companies interested running the agency’s commuter rail line. “We’ll probably get in five or six different proposals,” said Capital Metro Board Chairman Lee Walker. “What we can do...
A problem with Williamson County’s voting machines has surfaced. County officials confirm there was a glitch in the Pct 3 machines last week, with voters not getting a confirmation that there votes had been cast. Reportedly the problem arose only with people voting a straight...
Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say an economic study shows the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor could provide a real boost to the state's economy. Randall Dillard with TXDOT says the study, conducted by Ray Perryman and the Perryman Group of Waco, reveals the...
Some tense moments Monday at an Austin elementary school, after a man tells office workers he wanted to visit his old school. The man reportedly walked into Mathews Elementary School, just west of downtown, about 9:45. A-I-S-D Police Captain J-J Schmidt says the man didn't...