Austin Local News

Improper use of space heaters is blamed for the deaths of an infant and a 24-year-old man in Williamson County. Andrew Lee was living in a barn near Jarrell and was killed when the barn caught fire. A Leander family is recovering from their injuries from a mobile home fire that...
A new report shows Austin is the most economically segregated city in the U-S. The Segregated City report by author Richard Florida shows tracks economic segregation across 350 U-S metro areas. Advocates for Austin's East side have been pointing out disparities between East and...
A group of parents has filed complaints against the Austin school board over its handling of the selection of Superintendent Paul Cruz. Parents of Coalition SAUS — or Strengthen Austin Urban Schools — say the school board violated public trust when it changed the search process...
Space heaters are blamed in two deaths from fires in Williamson County Monday. Seven-month-old Ian Justus and 24-year-old Andrew Lee were both killed in fires started by space heaters. Fire officials are advising people today to use the heaters responsibly. Austin Fire...
Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts: CLOSED The following school districts will delay the start of school by two hours today: Austin ISD, Bastrop CISD, Del Valle ISD, Eanes ISD, Leander ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Manor ISD, Round Rock ISD Pflugerville ISD Georgetown ISD...
Texas' top criminal court has stayed the execution of a death row inmate whose attorneys argue he didn't kill a 19-year-old woman nearly two decades ago. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay Monday that halts the March 5 execution of Rodney Reed. Reed was convicted...
On Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., North Central patrol officers were dispatched to a nature unknown urgent call at an apartment at 7204 Twin Crest Drive. Upon arrival, they located Ray Anthony Arredondo, 26, deceased inside the residence of an apparent gunshot...
Former Austin City Council District Four candidate, Laura Pressley, is seeking reimbursement from her Travis County elections lawsuit. She claimed she was overcharged in the recount expenses. She said they were charged for about 12 hours, rather than five to six hours of work...
The Cold Weather Shelter plan is going into effect tonight to help the homeless. The Salvation Army, along with city emergency officials and local churches are opening up additional space tonight to provide temporary overnight shelter on cold weather nights, when the temperature...