Austin Local News

An Austin woman is behind bars, accused of trying to run over an Austin police officer. Two officers were responding to a violent disturbance call at a house on Hammermill Run in southeast Austin, but when they arrived they reportedly saw several people running from the house,...
The deadline has come and passed for a charity group to pay 10-thousand dollars to Austin Energy. Myra Cross with the Dream Center in East Austin says the power may be cut Thursday -- just as a thousand people are expected to come in for food donations. "In addition to just the...
A Harvard University survey finds one in four people in Southern coastal states said they would ignore government hurricane evacuation orders. The most common reasons that respondents -- including those in Texas -- gave for not evacuating are: -- confidence that their home is...
Members of a local Catholic parish are paying close attention to the conflict in the Middle East. Father John Sawyer with "Our Lady's Maronite Catholic Church" says their denomination has strong ties to Lebanon---and several church members were in that country when fighting...
Austin Energy today brings in a mobile transformer to help with the energy load after yesterday's fire at an Oak Hill substation, but some are wondering if that will be enough. Ed Clark with Austin Energy says the two transformers that remain were the primary transformers for...
That map would keep most of congressional district 25 in Travis county. Council member Lee Leffingwell says that's preferable to the map proposed by Texas attorney general Greg Abbot on behalf of the state. Leffingwell says the attorney general's plan would split Austin between...
Low income senior citizens plead with the State Public Utilities Commission for help with their power bills. Retired nurse Melba Williams tells commissioners fixed-income seniors can't cope with high energy bills during the recent round of high heat… "Imagine," Williams...
Austin Police need your help to find two men who might be involved in a sexual assault near I-35 and Rundberg Lane. A-P-D Sex Crimes Detective Jeff Greenwalt says they apparently offered a woman a ride in the early hours of last Wednesday. "They took her a short distance from...
About 154-thousand Texans will have their home insurance policies cancelled next month. Texas Select Lloyds was the state's sixth largest home insurer, but the Texas Department of Insurance has stepped in and is shutting them down. Department of Insurance spokesman Jerry Haegins...