Austin Local News

While canvassing the area for evacuation needs, road damage and closure and general assessment, Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a submerged vehicle in Hickory Creek along RR 1431. Subsequently an investigation was launched utilizing both air and ground search. Texas...
The cost of the rescue effort to save two people from Bear Creek yesterday may be billed to the couple. Detective John Foster with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department says the couple was alive and well the whole time Leander, Liberty Hill, DPS and other emergency workers...
Austin police the suspect in yesterday's robbery of the Austin Telco Federal Credit Union at 8929 Shoal Creek Blvd in custody. Douglas Robert Smith is charged with robbery by threat.
The Red Cross says as many as 120 homes have been hit by flooding. The central Texas chapter's Claudia McWhorter says she talked with one family who lost nearly everything. McWhorter says many families dealing the flood have lost everything but the shirt on their backs She says...
Police say a 14-year-old boy walking home near IH-35 and Oltorf Sunday evening was sexually assaulted after accepting a ride from a stranger. “The man said ‘do you need a ride?’ and the kid said ‘yes’,” said APD Detective Gizette Gaslin. “The man drove him around southeast...
A Round Rock man accused of painting grafitti at the Clay Madsen Recreational Center on April 30 was arrested last week. Police identified Juan Dedios Romero, 19, after a city employee using the skatepark discovered the damage and became suspicious while seeing Romero...
There is plenty of water around Marble Falls, but none coming through the taps because of flood damage. Hopes are high that the water will be turned on by Friday. The intake line between the Colorado River and the city's water plant was damaged by this week's torrential rain...
The Leander Fire Department recovered a car today that was carried away by flood waters. According to the Williamson County Sheriff's office, this car which was found yesterday on County Road 279 outside of Liberty Hill, belongs to two people from Williamson County who were...
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson was released from an Austin hospital Thursday afternoon and was resting comfortably at her home. The 94-year-old Johnson was admitted to Seton Medical Center a week ago and treated for a low-grade fever. She remained at the hospital for...