Austin Local News

By unanimous vote, the AISD school board opts to make some changes to its teacher evaluation system, including how much emphasis is placed on standardized test scores, like the STAAR. The new appraisal system, which is set to be implemented in the fall, will base 10% of the...
San Marcos Police have arrested suspects in an armed robbery and a separate burglary occurring Jan. 24. “This was an especially busy weekend for our detectives and officers, and they did an outstanding job detaining these suspects,” said Chief of Police Chase Stapp. “Our...
The family of a man killed in a home invasion in December is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to arrests or the solving of the case. This separate reward is in addition to the reward of up to $1,000 being offered by Hays County Crime Stoppers. Justin Douglas Gage...
South Austin residents are sticking up for their Councilmember Ann Kitchen. South Austin neighbors rally at Strange Brew Monday morning to stand for District 5 Councilmember Ann Kitchen, whose support of stricter ridesharing regulations has made her the target of a recall...
Austin City Council is considering changes to Lamar Beach Park on Ladybird Lake. Council had created a Lamar Beach Master Plan to make the area more efficient for people, including losing the west Cesar Chavez loop by Austin High and putting in new traffic signals for traffic...
Coming off of a year in which Central Texas experienced more than one devastating flood, it might come as a surprise to some that multiple counties are now experiencing a rapid uptick in widlfire danger. On Friday, two brush fires ignited in Bastrop County, and while one was...
In partnership with the White House, the Austin Police Department will use Nextdoor.com to poll verified residents on various topics of importance to their communities and the city. Through Nextdoor, APD will poll more than 550 neighborhoods across Austin and analyze the results...
A man has been arrested after the Texas Department of Public Safety says he was caught climbing on scaffolding outside the Texas State Capitol. Police say 26-year-old Devin Tung Luu was found behind a chain link fence outside the building around 3 a.m. Saturday. According to an...
Protesters surrounded the Williamson County courthouse Saturday night as men and women dressed in Southern garb danced inside for the "Old South Ball." The Williamson County Museum organized a Civil War era themed dance that goes along with other gatherings geared to learning...