Austin Local News

Don Zimmerman wan a run off race to respresent District 6 on the Austin City Counil. He spoke with Austin's Morning News. http://www.austinites-for-zimmerman.com/pages/about-don-zimmerman-for-au... Welcome to the Austinites For Zimmerman Campaign! My name is Don Zimmerman, and I...
Steve Adler has been elected to serve as Austin’s new mayor. An announcement at Adler’s watch party said Councilman Mike Martinez had called Adler to concede the race. Early voting results show Adler with a commanding lead over Martinez, 70 percent of the vote to 30 percent...
Election day is today...you have until 7 pm to cast your ballot for Austin mayor, city council person, and AISD and ACC board of trustees. Travis County Election Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said they should have the results by 10 pm. You can vote at any polling site today. Early...
In the spirit of giving, the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa program received a BIG surprise today...$50,000 large from an individual donor. Police Chief Art Acevedo was giddy with excitement. Along with some officers, were also Mr. and Mrs. Claus. To date, the need in Austin...
Yesterday morning, North Central Austin area command officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 1700 block of Brentwood St. Upon arrival, officers located husband Sidney Shelton, 85, and wife Billie Shelton, 83, deceased inside their home from apparent trauma...
Austin Police have arrested two Austin Energy employees on charges of theft by a public servant, a third-degree felony. The charges came after an investigation into thefts of specialized copper wire from an Austin Energy metal reclamation center in North Austin. Taken into...
Travis County Commissioners are scrounging to find more money to pay for para-legals needed to comply with the Michael Morton Act. The provision requires prosecutors to provide an electronic record of every piece of evidence collected to defense attorneys. County Attorney David...
What piqued the interest of people in Austin this year? According to Roya Soleimani, a Google trends manager, the top searches in Austin mirrored what the rest of the country was interested in this year, with the World Cup and Robin Williams coming in at one and two,...
Former Blazier Elementary School teacher John Joseph Vasquez, accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in his first-grade class in 2011, has been found guilty of indecency with a child by contact and improper relationship between an educator and a student. Vasquez, who...