Austin Local News

The grass roots group "Citizens For Taxpayer Relief Now" ralled at Austin City Hall today. Spokesperson Cindy Mallette tells News Radio KLBJ our elected officials have a spending problem and the middle class is being forced out of town. "Property taxes are high because the City...
A citizen's group and some candidates for city office are gathering at City Hall today to talk about lowering your taxes. Citizens for Tax Relief, a non-partisan grass-roots organization meets at noon on the steps of City Hall today along with Mayoral candidate Todd Phelps and...
A man has been arrested for setting fires overnight in a Bastrop strip center. First responders battled flames at two medical businesses in a strip center along Highway 71 near Hasler Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m. A witness reported seeing someone in a pickup truck with a...
State Senator Wendy Davis's controversial memoir, set for release today is coming under fire from Attorney General Greg Abbott for violating Texas Campaign Finance Laws. The Davis campaign calls it a frivolous stunt. Abbott's campaign manager Wayne Hamilton appealed to the State...
A robbery suspect shot to death after he allegedly opened fire on a violent crimes task force has been identified as 24-year-old Tyler Caraway. According to the Travis County Sheriff's Office: On September 8, 2014, at 6:54pm the Sheriff’s Office was notified by an FBI Agent on...
Whole Foods Market spokesperson Rachel Malish says the company is going into the grocery-delivery business. She says through a partnership with Instacart, people can begin the process at www-dot-instacart-dot-com. ”They can also open it up in a mobile app and they select their...
Police have charged a man with attempted capital murder after pointing a handgun and pulling the trigger at an Austin police officer at 11:05 p.m. Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, Austin police officer M. Murphy was on duty traveling North on North Interstate Highway-...
(from Austin Parks and Rec Dept.) Due to the dangerous fire hazard conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and smoking in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and...
The Austin City Council is going through the budget today deciding what proposals will be funded in 2015. As citizens continue to complain about affordability in Austin, Mayor Lee Leffingwell makes a proposal to lower the tax rate estimate that failed. Undeterred, he was the...