Austin Local News

Austin Resource Recovery is asking residents to help them increase Austin’s recycling. Today, July 27 through August 24, Austinites can share their insights about recycling through an online survey, text messages and community meetings. The zero waste goal of reaching 90%...
APD Officers and the City of Austin Transportation Department change locations to enforce the Don’t Block the Box campaign. Officers will be at the following key intersections to keep traffic flowing during the peak travel times of 7-9 am and 4-6:30 pm: William Cannon at Bluff...
Austin police arrested a man on multiple charges after they said he attacked and robbed multiple women at a Zum Fitness business on North Lamar Blvd. Police said Eric Torres,24, came into the Zum Fitness and immediately flipped over a table and began to punch the owner of the...
The Austin City Council decided last year to mandate that landlords accept low-income applicants who plan to pay part of their rent with a voucher if they meet all tenancy requirements — just as landlords aren’t allowed to discriminate against applicants based on factors such as...
For 105 years a memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers of Bastrop County stood tall in front of the Bastrop County Courthouse, but, if the NAACP in Elgin gets their way, it might not be there much longer. "They need to come down and this country needs to understand what it...
The City of Austin's Watershed Protection Department is currently re-mapping it's flood plains. This means many home owners who didn't buy in a flood plain, now may find that they are indeed in a flood plain. Kevin Shunt, Flood Plain Administrator with Watershed says "Flood...
One man has died in a head-on crash along U.S. 183 near the State Highway 45 and State Highway 130 Toll interchange. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the crash occurred in the 10500 block of South U.S. 183. EMS said one man had died from his injuries before they arrived...
Austin Police believe former officer VonTrey Clark broke departmental policies and disregarded department requirements for him to get permission by leaving for Indonesia. However, under current circumstances, Clark’s trip doesn’t violate the law, according to an Austin attorney...
An Austin fugitive is still at large...and authorities are eager to catch him. Russell “Thor” Roland, was charged with aggravated assault last September. He allegedly beat a man in an underground tunnel near Barton Springs Road. Officials said his actions show his anger and...