Austin Local News

A man wanted by police following a kidnapping attempt at a San Marcos Walmart is tracked down to Austin. Trey Hatt with the City of San Marcos says 31 year old Tenencio Moraga went into hiding after his photo was released earlier this month, but the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force...
After hours of testimony over Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft, the Austin City Council moves the city closer to legally allowing them to operate in the city. It irked cab and other transportation companies who have to follow strict rules. Hannah Reutering is...
Transportation officials have delayed the opening of a 7.6-mile stretch of a Central Texas highway after thieves stole copper wiring from its street lights. A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman tells the Austin American-Statesman Texas 195 is ready to drive on but...
On Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 2 pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 9th opportunity in four years to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription...
Travis County Pct. 5 Constable Carlos B. Lopez has arrested 43 Travis County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. This week’s sweep, which began Saturday and continues through today, was conducted in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s...
Musicians and other street performers will now have to abide by city and state noise regulations as well as only perform during certain hours and in certain public places. The Austin City Council voted unanimously to set rules for the buskers. Sometimes buskers and other street...
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Thursday just after noon in North Austin who is accused of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in San Marcos on Sept. 7. Officers arrested Tenencio Moraga III, 31, on charges of attempted kidnapping. “The quick capture of...
Tests on water samples taken in the vicinity of the Hays County Government Center by the City of San Marcos and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Sept. 19 confirm that there is no detectible lead in the City water distribution system. “These test results give...
A kindergarten student at Pickle Elementary School in North Austin walked off campus this morning shortly before classes began because he got into an argument with his older brother. The student left the campus and walked across Blessing Avenue to his grandmother's apartment...