Austin Local News

An Austin police officer's quick thinking keeps him from getting what could have been the shock of his life. The officer was responding to a home invasion call on Aspen Street in north Austin when he saw 35 year old Lockhart resident Aaron Carter reportedly jumping out of the...
Dozens of kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes paid a visit to City Hall for Halloween. In addition to getting some candy from City Council Members Lee Leffingwell, Brewster McCracken, and Jennifer Kim, the kids also left behind nearly 1,000 post-cards expressing support...
Tonight the Travis county probation department and the Austin police department will team-up for the second year to enforce specific rules for the county's registered sex offenders. Alisa Stansfield, with the probation department says these offenders have to turn off their...
A new bill introduced in Congress by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, would boost federal research into alternative energy technologies. The Alternative Energy Research and Development Act has already been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and McCaul says he’s...
Students at Concordia University will soon have to adjust from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin to the quiet serenity out by Lake Travis. Students and staff got their first look at the site of their new campus which is being built at the old Schlumberger development on...
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...