Austin Local News

The City of San Marcos is sending out notification letters to all water customers informing them of levels of a contaminant in the water system that exceeded state regulations during the first quarter of 2016. The water system currently meets state regulations, and at no time...
Austin City Manager Marc Ott names four finalists to be the new head of Austin Energy. Two are from within the utility and two are from out of town. The four finalists chosen to be the next CEO of Austin Energy are underwhelming to utility analysts. Austin City Council can't...
Statement from CLEAT on the firing of APD Officer Mark Manley The Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas issued the following statement in response to the wrongful termination of Austin Police Officer Mark Manley by Chief Art Acevedo: “This is yet another example of Chief...
Yesterday afternoon, Engine 1 and Engine 6 on the B shift were sent to a collision at Barton Springs and Riverside. As they arrive, AFD crews are told that the driver of the truck involved, and who was injured, had left the scene in pursuit of his dog who escaped the truck and...
With the closure this morning of the Mansfield Dam floodgate and one of the two open floodgates at Tom Miller Dam (currently, there is only one partial floodgate opening at TMD), the Austin Fire Chief has lifted the ban on recreational boating that was issued earlier this week.
Austin Energy says despite crews working for hours, there are still thousands of people without power following the early morning storm that uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, and fried some fuses. 39 restoration crews and ten tree crews have been responding to calls all...
Austin Community College’s Northridge and Rio Grande Campuses are closed Wednesday, April 27, due to power outages. Classes and activities scheduled for the day are canceled, including night classes. The campuses will reopen Thursday, April 28. All other campuses remain open, on...
A fairly extensive cleanup process is underway at two Pflugerville ISD schools after two students come down with Shigella, a highly contagious bacteria that's spread by a lack of hand-washing after using the bathroom. The district says one student was diagnosed from Dessau...
UPDATE: Below is Chief Acevedo’s statement regarding the written reprimand. “I respectfully differ with the city manager and Austin Police Association about my public remarks and response to the officer involved shooting on February 8, 2016. I acted in the best interests of the...