Austin Local News

A former Denton County constable who pleaded guilty in Colorado to soliciting sex with children over the Internet has been brought to Texas. Larry Dale Floyd was denied bail and is being held in the Denton County Jail on three counts of child pornography. The charges in Texas...
Officials at Austin City Hall say the city is looking at several different options to clean up the area around Chester’s Lounge, which has been the subject of hundreds of complaints from neighborhood residents since it opened several months ago. While neighbors have urged the...
Robert Joseph, a safety for the Longhorn football team, is charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle. Joseph, a sophomore reserve, was booked in early this morning into Travis County lockup. The arrest affidavit states that Joseph, a sophomore reserve, was arrested at the...
The city of Bastrop is kicking of a week-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of its founding. Mayor Tom Scott tells KLBJ, "we invite people to come and get off Highway 71, and come see the Old Town. It's really a unique slice of life of Texas." The festivities begin at...
Bastrop County officials are trying to determine whether it was Africanized "killer" bees that attacked an elderly man and his wife, who were stung more than 200 times each. Bill Burkland says he ran over a hive by accident while mowing his lawn, and that is when he was attacked...
Due to construction on I-35 at Hester's Crossing, expect extremely heavy traffic delays on I-35 in Round Rock this weekend. TX-Dot crews will route all southbound traffic onto the service road before Hester's Crossing, and at least one lane of northbound I-35 will be closed. The...
Jeff Friedman, known as the ``hippie mayor'' of Austin died Thursday of complications from a heart attack he suffered last weekend. Elected mayor in 1975, he's credited with equalizing electric rates, creating a public ambulance service and making city hall more accessible...
Antoine Thompson was at an apartment at the complex where last week's deadly police shooting occured. Thompson tells KLBJ that he heard gunfire outside, and when he looked outside his window, he saw Kevin Brown laying face-down on the ground, handcuffed, with an APD officer...
Members of the Austin City Council are looking for ways to balance next year’s city budget after a presentation from Austin City Manager Toby Futrell. She told the Council that if current spending and revenue trends continue, there will be a $27.5 million shortfall next year...