Austin Local News

An iconic Austin bar is shutting its doors , but they'll be opening up a new location. This marks the end of a 50 year tradition for the Horseshoe Lounge. Jim Overcash was among the very first customers. For him, it's an emotional time. "We're all a family. Any way you want to...
A Central Texas park is wanting you and your family to see what a truly dark sky looks like and the majest of the milky way. Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg is one of the first dark sky certified parks in Texas. They just recently achieved gold-tier status, and to celebrate...
Shortly before being sworn in as governor, Greg Abbott called for doing away with local bans on plastic bags, fracking and tree-cutting that he says amount to a “patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model.” Austin has bans on plastic bags...
Austin police officer VonTrey Clark has been placed on paid leave because of his ties to Samantha Dean, including the possibility that he might have been the father of her unborn daughter, the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV have learned. Five law enforcement sources involved in...
With only 3 weeks until he is set to die, attorneys for convicted murderer Rodney Reed are trying to spare his life one last time. The Innocence Project, the same group who helped free Michael Morton, says new evidence clears Reed of the 1996 murder of Bastrop teen Stacey Stites...
Julie Nowlin, the victim of the austin road rage incident, published more footage exclusively to News Radio KLBj and adds more to the story. Check out all 3 parts to the road rage incident. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Julie Nowlin also spoke on Austin's Morning News saying that she...
*Update* A SWAT standoff in East Austin ended with three burglary suspects in custody. Austin police say they got the call about a burglary in progress a little after 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon on the 1100 block of Northwestern. They say when they got there the three suspects...
Members of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble are hoping for a Texas Flood of support for hundreds of Central Texas non-profits with a new initiative called Art X Amplify. Prounounced Art By Amplify, it's the kickoff to this year's I Live Here I Give Here's program Amplify...
A survey released by a homeless advocacy group implies some homeless are being mistreated by Austin police. Richard Troxell with 'House the Homeless ' says they surveyed 227 people and asked them how they were treated by police. He says most feel police don't wait for an answer...