Austin Local News

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...
Austin Police say motorcyclist Jack DeLeon, 17, died at the scene of a wreck earlier this month. The preliminary investigation shows that at 6:46 pm on Thursday, April 7, a silver 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe was traveling northbound in the 1500 block of Grove Blvd. A yellow 2001 BMW...
Just after 3:30 on Thursday morning, the Cedar Park Police Department received an emergency call about an assault in progress in the 900 block of Alamo Plaza Drive. The victim reported that a man entered her home and attempted to sexually assault her. She shouted at him to leave...
RideSharing Works for Austin is saying Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo supports Proposition One on the May 7 ballot. The Statesman reports Acevedo has not endorsed the proposition. City officials are telling the coalition to stop using Acevedo's name in robo-dialer calls and...
Austin City Council could soak taxpayers for water money, as they meet at City Hall. Council considers applying for nearly $87 million in loans from the Texas Water Development Board Councilmember Don Zimmerman calls out the Utility for wasting money and water. "I'm offended, ok...
New details shed light on the financial woes surrounding an Austin pastor who claims the Whole Foods on Lamar sold him a cake with an anti-gay slur on it. Pastor Jordan Brown is reportedly in deep student loan debt. According to the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, Brown...
Several incidents of students being approached by strangers near Del Valle schools last week has officials and parents on high alert. Yesterday about 6:30 pm, an 11-year-old girl was walking home, when she noticed she was being followed for a few blocks. She found a nearby...