Austin Local News

Members of the Austin City Council are considering a move that would mean a higher tax bill for the average homeowner. The Council is still months away from a vote on next year's tax rate, but during budget discussions several Council Members said they would be willing to...
The headaches may be over for the East Austin commuters and residents who were affected by a tanker truck leaking chlorine gas on Highway 290 Thursday, but the problem still isn’t fixed a day later. The truck was moved to a safer location down Highway 290 to a city waste water...
Police say someone drove by the Home of the Cypress Creek Home Owners Association President on El-Salido Parkway in Cedar Park and shot three bullets in to the house. Captain Jeff Hays with the Cedar Park Police department says No body WAS injured, everbody was asleep at the...
The Austin City Council begins reviewing its options for changing the insurance plan for city employees to allow them to buy coverage for their same-sex partners. City Manager Toby Futrell says the cost to the city will go up---but the amount of the cost increase will depend on...
This is the first day as Acting Police Chief for Cathy Ellision. She's been with the Austin Police Department since 1979, working her way up through the ranks. Chief Ellison says she didn't originally expect to be with APD this long, but she kept finding new challenges to...
The Julie Schroeder arbitration hearing is disrupted by a demonstrator today. As the fired APD officer testified about the events leading up to when Daniel Rocha was shot, a member of the activist group PODER stood up, started walking to the front of the hearing room and began...
The state may force the contractor in charge of operating two major benefit programs to repay unexpected costs the state has faced in the rocky rollout of its new online eligibility system. Officials with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission say that the Texas Access...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn voted against the immigration reform bill in the Senate but says it can still be fixed in Conference Committee. Senator John Cornyn will be on the Conference Committee that will come up with the final version of an immigration reform bill. He says he...
A man falls 20-feet at a construction site and lands on a metal post. Officials at the work site on Snake Eagle Cove in Bee Cave say the man was in his early 20s. The pole impaled his upper torso. Hudson Bend fire fighters and Austin Travis County EMS officials worked to get him...