Austin Local News

Texas State University police are investigating after a man is found dead at the Bobcat Village student apartment complex in San Marcos. Around 3:30 Monday two Texas State resident life members found the body on the balcony of a unit at the complex. University police have not...
A heroic rescue effort could not save the life of a young woman tubing along the Blanco river. Around 6:30 last night Hays County Sheriffs and rescuer workers were called to an area just north of Five Mile Dam, after a 29 year old woman tubing on the Blanco river was swept under...
Travis County Sheriff's have recovered the body of an unidentified 28 year old man who went missing yesterday off of Windy Point. The victim was wading just off of the shore near Windy Point when he went under water and never re-surfaced. Two others were on the scene but were...
Texas legislators have used credit cards to charge more than $1 million in political expenses since 2005. But a new analysis shows they've failed to disclose which vendors they bought from. A Houston Chronicle review of ethics commission records between January 2005, and June...
A Texas Youth Commission proposal calls for guards to rely on pepper spray to subdue unruly juvenile prisoners. That's angered justice advocates, who call the practice barbaric and regressive. TYC officials say using pepper spray will reduce injuries to staff and inmates and...
Austin police say a woman was killed by a drunk driver on the city's East side. The wreck happened at the intersection of Manor Road and Pecan Springs. Police say a 42 year old woman was driving north on Manor in her Chevy Cavalier when a pickup truck headed east-bound on Pecan...
A fire yesterday afternoon causes severe damage to a South Austin apartment building. The blaze at the Hunters Glen apartments on Berkeley was accidentally set when a resident tried to smoke out a wasps next using a burning piece of paper. Palmer Buck with the Austin Fire...
Police are searching for two men after an armed robbery at Papa John's restaurant. Around 1 o'clock yesterday morning, two men forced their way into the Papa John's Pizza location on North Austin Avenue in Georgetown, pulled out a shotgun and demaded cash. After employees handed...
Marble Falls is hosting its 16th annual LakeFest this weekend. Officials are hoping the event, which features boat races on Lake LBJ, will serve as a major tourist draw and boost the local economy after massive flooding caused over $100 million in damage to the small community...