Austin Local News

Last night, a man walking in South Austin was killed. APD said the preliminary investigation shows that a white 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on S. 1st St. at St. Elmo with a green light. A pedestrian was trying to cross the street and fell down twice. The driver...
A big milestone in Austin’s game development business community happens today. The Austin Video Game Conference returns after being absent for several years. Jim Cherry of ServiceMedia.net is one of the speakers and says everyone is buzzing about game technologies that are...
Lago Vista voters will decide whether the city will remain in the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority service area in the General Election on November 8, 2016. Lago Vista has participated in Capital Metro since 1984. Currently, Capital Metro receives one cent of the sales tax...
UPDATE: Judge Kocurek has ruled evidence from the Morton murder is key to proving identity and will allow it into the courtroom. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The capital murder trial of...
Williamson County commissioners last week gave approval to a pilot program that could change the typical punishment that comes along with certain crimes. Under the program, drivers caught with an invalid license, or those caught with two ounces or less of marujuana, will be...
AUSTIN – Traffic congestion on I-35 through downtown Austin is a serious problem that negatively impacts mobility, safety, and our quality of life. Proposed mobility improvements to seven miles of I-35 between US 183 and Riverside Drive will be the highlight of an open house...
For about the next month, Zilker Park will be closed to the public. Beginning tomorrow, work crews will close off the entire park to make preparations for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It will reopen on October 14, and then another portion will close a week later for...
University of Texas President Gregory Fenves extends a personal invitation to Dallas Police Chief David Brown the give the commencement speech at this years's graduation. Brown, who left UT to pursue a career as an officer, accepted the invitation and says he's looking forward...
As part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites, the DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the free public event at DPS Headquarters, Training Academy Building (5805 N...