Austin Local News

The rapidly growing Cedar Park economy gets another boost today with the news that Toyota of Cedar Park will open a new, state of the art dealership along the 183 Toll Road. The 55,000 square foot facility will open in 2017 with 150 new jobs for the Cedar Park economy. Work...
On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:02 a.m., APD officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 5800 block of Sweeney Circle. The victim, Gerald Leron "Ron Ron" Williams, 23, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported from the scene to St. David’s Hospital by private...
The ROT Rally No Refusal Initiative took place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 and lasted through 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Consent Blood Samples= 6 Blood Search Warrants= 15 Consent Breath Samples= 12 Total DWI Arrests= 33 Class A Misd DWI (with prior...
Thursday, June 16, the Manor Police Department responded to a call in reference to a report of harassment. It was found that Matthew Burton, a former Manor ISD teacher, was tweeting and texting threats. Burton had previously been arrested by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office...
Crews began work Sunday night on new construction on Mopac. Continuing each night through Thursday, crews will be closing down lanes on Mopac as they install everything from new LED lights to paving. In some cases there will be multiple lane closures, so making sure you're...
Another charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is brought upon accused Austin rock thrower Patrick Johnson. Johnson was arrested last week and police have said they believe he is the person responsible for the "lion's share" of rock attacks that have haunted I-35...
Austin's Type-2 short-term rental ordinance prompts a lawsuit from the Texas Public Policy Foundation. TPPF says it has found as many as a half-dozen violations of both the U.S. and Texas Constitutions. That lawsuit, filed Monday, states: The STR Ordinance prohibits short-term...
A call to 911 about a potentially suicidal family member leads to a standoff in the Oaklands subdivision near Brushy Creek. Police were cautious because the family members who called them also said the man may have guns inside. Shortly before 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, police arrived...
Austin-Travis County EMS responds to a frightening situation near Mansfield Dam. A 9-year-old boy swimming near his family's boat is hit by the propeller. It happened Sunday as the boy's father attempted to move the boat. The father, believing the coast was clear and unaware his...