Austin Local News

Authorities say an Austin Police officer is dead after his paraglider crashed outside a northern New Mexico airport. New Mexico State Police say 46-year-old Paul Johnson was found in a field just north of Angel Fire Airport on Saturday morning. The Office of the Medical...
Legalizing open carry of handguns in Texas is beginning the final approach to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The last two weeks of the legislative session begin Monday. It started in January with expanded gun rights ranking among the biggest priorities for Republicans, who...
University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says the school could play football in Mexico City by 2020 as it considers expanding its brand internationally. Patterson, who took over as athletic director 19 months ago, spoke at the Associated Press Sports Editors'...
Court records show that prior to being elected Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton earned thousands of dollars by referring his clients to a financial adviser now accused of misconduct. The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://bit.ly/1GhwvA3 ) that Paxton agreed to steer clients...
A flash flood watch has been issued until 3pm this afternoon due to the heavy rainfall we've been receiving this week. *A River Flood Warning has been issued for Onion Creek at 183. Use caution in that area, and if at all possible avoid the area entirely. So far, no Onion Creek...
A blind pole vaulter has won a bronze medal with a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. Senior Charlotte Brown has made the state finals three years in a row. She cleared 11 feet, 6 inches on Saturday to earn the medal in Class 4A. She was joined on...
Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms producing heavy rain across parts of The Hill Country and parts of Interstate 35 including the Austin Metro area. Rainfall amounts with this line of storms are expected to range from 1 to 2 inches within the next 2 hours. Flash...
The original Body World exhibit is continuing it's premiere run in Central Texas at the new Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park. The exhibit was created by German Dr. Gunter Von Hagens using the process of plastination. Dr. Angellina Whalley is the curator for...
A request for help on Reddit this week from a homeless man brought an outpouring of support for the community's homeless. Larry Johnson posted on the site asking the community to donate gently used suitcases because the ARCH is doing renovations that will block access to lockers...