Austin Local News

Austin's police chief releases a statement in the wake of the killing of three Baton Rouge police officers: "Once again peace officers and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our fallen and stricken...
Hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil for a Texas father and son who were killed in the truck attack in Nice, France. Lake Hills Church Pastor Mac Richard began the service Sunday night explaining it wasn't a memorial service, but rather, the beginning of the...
The West Travis County Public Utility Agency has issued a boil water notice until further notice. The impacted neighborhoods include Lazy Nine MUD, Rough Hollow, Bella Colinas Subdivision, Rocky Creek Subdivision, Belvedere Subdivision, Madrone Ranch Subdivision, Deer Creek...
A Black Lives Matter rally was held at the Texas Capitol Friday evening. It was a peaceful event -- in stark contrast to the end of the Black Lives Matter march in Dallas last week. "I'm just tired of looking over my shoulder you know. I thought that if I brought out enough...
An Austin police officer is suspended and accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 35 while pursuing a robbery suspect who was also traveling in the wrong direction down the highway, according to a memo Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo sent to the civil service director...
Peaceful protests have been planned for tonight. Protests will likely continue during the upcoming weeks, primarily in the downtown Austin area. The department continues to monitor for and assess all threats. Our department shares the community’s concerns for safety, the safety...
The Austin Police Department, along with the Austin Independent School District Police Department, will be hosting a free Summer Camp July 18-22, 2016 at Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell Street in Austin. The Joint Juvenile Gang Unit (J.J.G.U.) works within the City of Austin...
FROM TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Murine typhus fever is a disease that occurs when people come into contact with fleas infected with a bacteria. Since 2008, when murine typhus became endemic (here to stay) in Travis County, the annual number of reported cases has...
The Victim Services Unit of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a vital component in the strong and long-standing commitment of the Sheriff’s Office to victims of crime and crisis circumstances. Victim Services Unit volunteers assist...