Austin Local News

Travis County Parks is now taking reservations to visit Hamilton Pool Preserve from May 15, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Historically during this time, visitation exceeds capacity nearly every day and traffic spills out of the Preserve, onto Hamilton Pool Road. This...
The city will hire a consultant to tell the water utility about climate change for their long-range planning. That contract was approved by Austin City Council yesterday. Councilmember Leslie Pool urges her colleagues to pass it. “And if there is even one small piece of this...
The teen accused of murdering UT dance student Haruka Weiser had a preliminary hearing in court today. According to reports, Meechael Criner was not in the courtroom but his lawyer says a judge could take months to determine if Criner is fit to stand trial. Another hearing is...
The LCRA has opened up flood gates at two more dams Friday following an excess of rainfall in the area since last weekend. Gate operations are now in effect at Max Starcke Dam and Wirtz Dam. The Starcke Dam helps form Lake LBJ, while the Wirtz Dam does the same for Lake Marble...
We are learning more about how exactly the homeless teenager accused of murdering 18-year-old University of Texas dance student Haruka Weiser arrived in Austin. According to officials with the City of Georgetown, an off-duty Georgetown police officer spotted Meechiael Criner as...
The Department of Public Safety says two men in an SUV were headed the wrong way down Highway 71 shortly after 11:00 on Thursday night when they slammed head-on into a minivan. In that van were three men, two of whom are now dead. The third passenger was taken to the hospital...
Pflugerville Police were notified of an armed robbery at the Advance America located at 2110 West Pecan St. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect left in a gray Cadillac west bound on Pecan Street toward IH 35 Pflugerville Police located the suspect...
In the wake of skyrocketing water bills, the Austin City Council seeks an 80-million dollar state loan to install "Smart Water Meters" for all customers. Councilman Don Zimmerman voted against the plan. “Our bills are going to go up if we approve this additional debt, and that...
The Austin City Council will be using grant money to pay an outside company nearly $1.2 million to help clear out the backlog of more than 2700 rape kits that have been sitting in the Austin Police Headquarters, some since 1990. Sorenson Forensincs will enter into an 18-month...