Austin Local News

Patrick Eugene Johnson is on trial, charged with sexually assaulting a young boy over the span of three years, beginning when the victim was only 12-years-old. Day one of the trial saw the boy's mother take the stand. She says her son told her about the ongoing relationship with...
Yesterday afternoon in the 6800 block Southwest Parkway, Austin Police said the preliminary investigation shows that a white 2009 Chevrolet van was traveling westbound on Southwest Parkway turning left into a private drive. A black 2014 Triumph motorcycle was traveling eastbound...
An Austin Police Officer who hit a pedestrian is off the job for a few days. An APD disciplinary memo says Officer Charles Tucker was on a call June 30 when he hit the pedestrian in a crosswalk at St. Johns and Roland Johnson Drive. No word on how seriously the pedestrian was...
UT Police are investigating casings left with a mystifying note A Gun Free UT flyer is defaced that was on a bulletin board in Parlin Hall. Professor Trish Roberts-Miller took it down and turned it into officials. It read "In the land of the pigs, the butcher is king. Oink.....
TxDOT's Mobility 35 7-mile central Austin project is having it's public review period. You can see what they're proposing including videos and funding here. Central 7-mile Comprehensive Project Overview: TxDOT is currently working on two stand-alone projects between US 183 and...
The City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department has recently begun working with residents to develop the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. All community members are welcome to the kick-off event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Pillow Elementary...
You're paying less tax to Travis County even though it doesn't feel like it. County Commissioners are set to approve their tax rate for fiscal year 2017 and it's a little over three cents less per dollar than last year. Commissioner Brigid Shea says "The actual dollars paid in...
Singer Ray LaMontagne, known for his hit "Trouble", has canceled a Thursday night performance at Bass Concert Hall. His reason: guns on campus and the state's concealed carry law. LaMontagne issued a statement to fans on Tuesday: "This Thursday's show at Bass Concert Hall in...
The issue involves a 1% metro tax that Austin Energy customers pay each month along with their energy bill. Capital Metro gets that money, but the Forest North area in southern Williamson County doesn't get Capital Metro service. Despite that, however, the neighborhood has been...