Austin Local News

After being notified of a threat written on a restroom wall Friday, school officials and law enforcement have tightened security at a local high school. The threat mentioned a shooting that would take place today at Lehman High School in Kyle. Tim Savoy with the Hays CISD says...
(from AP) University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin. Fenves, the school's provost and second in command since 2013, was sole finalist for the job. The vote naming him as the finalist had...
You may see a different variety of cyclists headed through Central Texas today and tomorrow, part of a tradition that began a few years ago. (Additional information from United Healthcare) On April 25, riders will participate in the third annual Clay Hunt Honor Ride in Fort...
The San Marcos Police Department has identified the man who was struck and killed on the railroad tracks near Wonder World Drive in San Marcos Friday afternoon. Richard Alonzo Natal, 50, of San Marcos was struck by a train at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and was declared...
The wage gap continues to widen for workers in Austin. Brian Kelsey with Civic Analytics tells the City Council for the most part, pay is not keeping up with the cost of living in Austin, "Nobody's really gained much over the past ten years, on average. But you can see we haven'...
As the battle for "open carry" was waged on the house floor on Friday, an unlikely open carry supporter cheered on from his church office. Sterling Lands II is the pastor of Greater Calvary Bible Church in East Austin. He says owning a gun wasn't an issue until the Emancipation...
Nothing but blue sky today for many in Central Texas -- and just west of Austin in Lakeway -- neighbors spent the day outside cleaning up after Saturday night's storm. Hail damaged some Lake Travis school buses by knocking out mirrors, turn signals and lights. The buses are now...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. The Travis County Child Protection Team say they're redoubling efforts to coordinate Child Protective Services and law enforcement on all cases. Family and Protective Services Commissioner John Specia says we need to pay close...
Thunderstorms and torrential rain Friday brought possible tornadoes in South Texas, flooding to Houston and lightning that police said caused an explosion sending flames into the air from an oil tank south of San Antonio. Forecasters said more severe weather is expected in the...