Austin Local News

The Travis County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the death of Sergeant Craig Hutchinson, a 32-year veteran of the police force. Hutchinson was shot minutes after returning home from his shift. Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton says the motive in the killing appears to be...
FROM SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST Austin, Texas, July 25, 2016 - South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) announced its first wave of speakers for the 2017 event. While the speakers cut a wide swath across the tech, film, music, television, business, sports...
Police say the four dead from a shooting at an apartment complex include one man, two women and a child. Another child was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said the suspected shooter is among the dead and there...
One man is dead after crashing his car into a utility pole in South Austin. The crash happened on South Mopac near Enfield around 2:30 Sunday morning. Police believe a 40yr man was swerving between lanes when he lost control. Speed was a factor and authorities are awaiting...
MoPac will begin lane closures starting this evening. Information pertaining to the closures can be found here .
A car rolled off a bridge after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Austin, and one of the people in the car that fell has potentially life-threatening injuries, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Read more.
On Wednesday July 20, officers responded to the 11000 of Kirkoswald Road in reference to an injured male lying on the ground. The victim was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital by Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services. Felix Serrano, 65, was...
You can bypass one more traffic signal on Highway 71 in Bastrop now. TxDOT's dream of a signal-free trip on State Highway 71 between Austin and Bastrop is inching closer to reality. Bastrop drivers are enjoying a new overpass on Highway 71 at Tahitian Lane. TxDOT's Kelli Reyna...
FROM THE AUSTIN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT The City of Austin is asking people not to swim at Bull Creek District Park due to high levels of bacteria being detected. This bacteria may cause illness, so swimming and contact with the water are not recommended. The Austin...