Austin Local News

Building a new sobriety center is getting closer to reality. Assistant Chief Jason Dusterhoff with the APD says the facility will be used mostly for people who are intoxicated on alcohol, but not necessarily drugs like K-2 or synthetic marijuana, "K-2 is usually something that...
An early morning protest at the Veracruz All Natural food truck in East Austin. "I've never seen one as bad as this, I haven't. The gravel, the steps, the tables," said Julie Espinoza with ADAPT of Texas. Espinoza says the group's goal is to remove barriers both architecturally...
A proposal to study how much that bio-mass plant in Nacogdoches is costing rate payers is discussed by the city council today. District 6 Council member Don Zimmerman is spearheading the request to Austin Energy staff, "It says you want to reduce your carbon emissions, whatever...
The Austin School board has approved a 25-cent increase for breakfast and lunche served daily. It will now coast $1.50 for breakfast and lunch could cost as much as $2.75, depending on the students grade level. Officials tells News Radio KLBJ the increase will generate about 400...
A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Bastrop County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management...
Automobile thefts and burglaries increase with the Texas summer heat. The Austin Police Department's Auto Theft Interdiction Program would like to remind drivers to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that more motor vehicle...
Beginning July 1, 2015, the City of Lakeway will end its grace period and start enforcing its hands-free ordinance that applies to motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists. At their April 20 meeting, Lakeway City Council members amended the Lakeway Municipal Code (Chapter 18, "...
Running MetroRail, which already requires taxpayers to cover most of the cost, is about to get more expensive. Under a seven-year contract approved unanimously Monday by the Capital Metro board, MetroRail contractor Herzog Transit Services over the next seven years would be paid...
Detectives are investigating after two people were found dead in a home along the 14000 block of Layne Loop in Leander on Monday, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Police said the two were found in an auxiliary dwelling on the property, and that they were called...