Austin Local News

A toddler has become the third person to die following gunfire at a Central Texas home blamed on the child's father. The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday said the death of the girl, Azareyh Owens, was a homicide. The child was found wounded Monday at a...
The developer of a Fairmont convention hotel planned for downtown Austin has obtained financing for the project, clearing the way for the $370 million luxury hotel to break ground next month and add more than 1,000 rooms to the market. Los Angeles-based Colony Capital LLC will...
The Waller Creek Tunnel Project has had its ups and downs. One "up" is that it promises to prevent flooding in 29 acres of downtown by running water from the creek to Lady Bird Lake, complete with a new boathouse and innovative park design that creates more open space. Even with...
The upcoming Formula One United States Grand Prix is expected to increase passenger traffic levels above the norm at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Arriving passenger traffic is expected to be busiest Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31. Post-race departing passenger...
Capital Metro has finalized plans for the upcoming 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and Fan Fest events, and will again be offering extended train service all weekend long. In addition, longer late-night service will be offered on MetroRail and MetroRapid, and Night Owl...
O Negative type blood supplies are dangerously low. The Blood Center of Central Texas officials say they have a shortage of type O negative blood due to a high number of recent emergencies in the region. They are calling for you to donate blood as soon as possible. To donate you...
An Austin Police officer is off the force after lying about an affair he had. Lt. Jason Disher was indefinitely suspended after he gave lies and fabrications about the husband of a woman he was having an affair with and had him arrested. The Office of the Police Monitor says...
Gov. Rick Perry's infectious disease task force is discussing ways to diagnose and isolate patients with Ebola more quickly. The 17-member group holds its first public hearing in Austin on Thursday, barely two weeks after its formation. Ebola killed a Liberian man visiting...
The Austin police chief has indefinitely suspended a lieutenant who he says had an affair with a woman and embellished and falsified reports in an effort to arrest her husband. Chief Art Acevedo announced the suspension of the male officer on Wednesday. The officer has been with...