Austin Local News

The Austin Fire Department is reporting an increase in female employees from six years ago. About 50 women were working at the department when the city's first female fire chief was hired in February 2009. Now, six years later, department data shows nearly 70 women are employed...
Grief counselors will be at Elgin High today to help those who are mourning after two students are killed in a car crash over the weekend. 17 year old Ashely Farrell was a senior and 15 year old William Sumner were killed after the truck they were traveling in left the road on U...
The surge of Texas National Guard personnel, state troopers and game wardens to the border with Mexico has done less than hoped to stop illegal drugs. The Austin American-Statesman ( http://atxne.ws/1LTuN8D ) reported Friday that officials say the effort has done little to push...
A judge has refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent. The Austin American Statesman ( http://atxne.ws/1vJW6OO ) reports U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday...
Weather conditions have forced shedule changes for various weekend events. All ACC campuses and centers closed at 9 p.m. Friday, February 27, due to winter weather. Classes will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28. Austin ISD: Marathon Kids event has been canceled. Crockett...
A round of freezing rain and drizzle that pushed through Travis and Williamson Counties Friday evening caused a number of traffic crashes and road closures due to ice. State Highway 45 had more than 10 crashes in the Round Rock area at one point Friday due to the icy roads. The...
The City of Austin continues to ask the public to report any contact with a 9- to 10-month-old black-and-white Border Collie mix that was off-leash near the sand volleyball courts Feb. 8 at Zilker Park. The dog was later determined to have rabies. To report a possible human...
Officials now know the number of people and pets who came in contact with the rabid dog who visited Zilker Park earlier this month. The nine-month-old collie mix was at the park on February 8th. It later presented symptoms of rabies and was euthanized. Rabies was confirmed last...
Travis County deputies say a man was basically running a stolen car lot in Austin through Craigslist. Customers had their suspicions and helped deputies make an arrest. This Macaroni Grill off Stassney Lane in South Austin is one of six places auto theft detectives say thieves...