Austin Local News

Austin's Type-2 short-term rental ordinance prompts a lawsuit from the Texas Public Policy Foundation. TPPF says it has found as many as a half-dozen violations of both the U.S. and Texas Constitutions. That lawsuit, filed Monday, states: The STR Ordinance prohibits short-term...
A call to 911 about a potentially suicidal family member leads to a standoff in the Oaklands subdivision near Brushy Creek. Police were cautious because the family members who called them also said the man may have guns inside. Shortly before 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, police arrived...
Austin-Travis County EMS responds to a frightening situation near Mansfield Dam. A 9-year-old boy swimming near his family's boat is hit by the propeller. It happened Sunday as the boy's father attempted to move the boat. The father, believing the coast was clear and unaware his...
The Hutto City Council unanimously votes to rename a portion of FM 685 through the city after fallen police sergeant Chris Kelley. The 7-year veteran was killed when a suspect, identified as Colby Ray Williamson, ran Kelly down with his own patrol car after a struggle. The...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler's long road of building consensus on his $720 million dollar tranportation bond package will have to start on the City Council Dais. Adler will have a hard time getting his council to agree on how much money should be in a bond package for transportation...
FROM BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDA, TX – An off-duty Austin Police Officer traveling westbound on FM 967 in Buda this morning (around 6:20 a.m.) observed a suspect driving recklessly in the eastbound lanes. The off-duty officer activated his lights, turned his vehicle around and...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case: 16-1680167 Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Time: 3:02 a.m. Location: 5800 Block of Sweeney Circle Deceased: Gerald Leron Williams, Black male, D.O.B. 8-29-1992 (aka Ron Ron) On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:02 a.m., APD officers were dispatched...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office says a 36-year-old woman has been found dead, killed by six dogs in northern Travis County. The woman, identified as Erin McCleskey, was believed to have been stopping by the property at 12316 Fay Street for business when she was attacked after...
Austin police chief Art Acevedo says an arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into the 90 rock attacks on cars along I-35. Proud to announce our APD team has made an arrest on the serial rock assailant case. I'm grateful for the work of our men & women. MTF —...