Austin Local News

Donations have been pouring in to the Austin Humane Society since the chiller unit at their animal shelter in north Austin broke two weeks ago. Now, the non-profit group is in the final stretch of its fundraising drive to raise the money needed to pay for a new cooling unit. "In...
City of Austin officials have extended the current boating ban for all of Lake Austin, Town Lake and the Colorado River below the Longhorn Dam through noon Friday, July 6th. Meanwhile, a week of extensive flooding throughout the lower Colorado River basin prompted a ban on...
More than 500 teenagers serving time in Texas youth prisons for misdemeanor crimes remained incarcerated more than a month after an April deadline for most to be released. They include five teenagers who should have been released in 2005, according to a Texas Youth Commission...
When named the leader of the new Hutto Elementary School, Sabrina Mathis said "I'm glad to be a hippo". Hutto has adopted the hippo has the town mascot and now Mathis hopes to take that hippo image to the Mrs. Plus Size America pageant. She is already the Mrs. Plus Texas. This...
A 16-year-old girl was apparently the victim of a fatal hit-and-run early Sunday, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office. Officials said the body of the girl was discovered shortly after midnight in the 4500 block of Goforth Road in the eastern part of Hays County. The...
A man riding a bicycle in Town Creek Drive near Riverside on Saturday was apparently run off the road by another man in a car and shot in the leg. Austin Police said the man, Darwin Mansur, 26, was taken to Brackenridge Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said...
U.S. Border Patrol agents and police from the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez have a warning for drug and human smugglers: They are working together to curb violence in this corner of far West Texas. Salvador Zamora, assistant Border Patrol agent in charge, made the...
The boating ban on most local lakes will continue for at least a few more days. Because of this week’s extensive flooding throughout the lower Highland Lakes chain, LCRA tells KLBJ that a ban on recreational boating will continue on Lake Travis and possibly other Highland Lakes...
A black bag found in a Dallas middle school girls locker room contained rotten oranges and not a human fetus as had been thought. Police say a janitor doing end-of-school cleaning yesterday at Ben Franklin Middle School found the trash bag and its contents. The janitor called...