Austin Local News

The 15th traffic fatality in Austin occurred Sunday after 6 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Parmer Lane. Austin Police report the preliminary investigation shows that both a 2004 Acura MDX and a 2011 Audi Q5 were traveling eastbound on Parmer Lane. The Acura struck the rear of...
A rabid dog was brought to the Zilker Park Dog Park on Sunday February 8th. Now authorities want to find anyone who may have been exposed to it. According to Austin Travis County Health and Human Services: Austin Animal Services and Austin/Travis County Health & Human...
Improper use of space heaters is blamed for the deaths of an infant and a 24-year-old man in Williamson County. Andrew Lee was living in a barn near Jarrell and was killed when the barn caught fire. A Leander family is recovering from their injuries from a mobile home fire that...
A new report shows Austin is the most economically segregated city in the U-S. The Segregated City report by author Richard Florida shows tracks economic segregation across 350 U-S metro areas. Advocates for Austin's East side have been pointing out disparities between East and...
A group of parents has filed complaints against the Austin school board over its handling of the selection of Superintendent Paul Cruz. Parents of Coalition SAUS — or Strengthen Austin Urban Schools — say the school board violated public trust when it changed the search process...
Space heaters are blamed in two deaths from fires in Williamson County Monday. Seven-month-old Ian Justus and 24-year-old Andrew Lee were both killed in fires started by space heaters. Fire officials are advising people today to use the heaters responsibly. Austin Fire...
Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts: CLOSED The following school districts will delay the start of school by two hours today: Austin ISD, Bastrop CISD, Del Valle ISD, Eanes ISD, Leander ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Manor ISD, Round Rock ISD Pflugerville ISD Georgetown ISD...
Texas' top criminal court has stayed the execution of a death row inmate whose attorneys argue he didn't kill a 19-year-old woman nearly two decades ago. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay Monday that halts the March 5 execution of Rodney Reed. Reed was convicted...
On Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., North Central patrol officers were dispatched to a nature unknown urgent call at an apartment at 7204 Twin Crest Drive. Upon arrival, they located Ray Anthony Arredondo, 26, deceased inside the residence of an apparent gunshot...