Austin Local News

The U-S Fish and Wildlife Department writes a letter to city and county officials expressing concern over environmental impact reports conducted by Tex-Dot. Chuck Lesniak with the city's Watershed Protection Department tells the Environmental Commission letters were sent to...
A proposal requiring police and other law enforcement officers to undergo 'animal encounter training' has made it out of the House today. HB 593 comes after several dog shootings across the state at the hands of police. Renatta Simmons of Liberty Hill tells the House Homeland...
A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center. Travis County jail records show 52-year-old Leigh Bohart was being held Friday on charges of murder and tampering with physical...
If you start to see more drones flying around, don't be alarmed. The City of Austin has lifted a ban on them in the city's limits. Henry Wurzburg is like the many people who relocate to Austin, he embraces technology. He was punished for flying something he enjoys, his toy drone...
Austin Police's HALO camera system is a game-changer for investigating and preventing crime downtown. That's according to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo who has bigger ambitions for the program. "We know that our HALO system has made a difference in terms of being able to...
Affordability is one of the key issues that voters need Austin City Council to work on. Councilmember Don Zimmerman wants to get homeowners and renters relief... but he says the bottom line is the problem has to be tackled a piece at a time. "If we are able to bring in homestead...
Austin Police now have a new resource in their arsenal to combat kidnapping. They've just started the Child Abduction Response Team. "It's the first of its kind for our region." Chief Art Acevedo says training for the Child Abduction Response Team began earlier this week. "We...
House Democrats are stalling efforts to transfer public corruption cases in Texas following the indictment of former Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Outnumbered Democrats on Thursday used legislative maneuvering to temporarily block a bill that would put the Texas Rangers in charge...
An autopsy has concluded that synthetic marijuana was to blame for the death of a Fort Hood soldier shortly after his return from deployment to an Ebola hot zone in West Africa. The body of Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found the morning of Jan. 13 outside an off-base apartment...