Austin Local News

Starting tomorrow through July 5, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant which targets drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol. This grant is offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)...
Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves regarding today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas . The ruling relates to the use of race and ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions. "...
The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote. The university considers race among many factors in admitting the last quarter of incoming...
UPDATE: Texas Parks and Wildlife says it will file charges against the man seen on video beating a turtle to death with a hammer on Ladybird Lake. Austin Police are also investigating the incident. Bystanders were horrified as they watched a man beat a turtle to death with a...
Light rail has been a topic of discussion this year, but it seems nothing will come of a push for a new rail bond. At least not yet. That's because of the five mobility bond options city leaders have to choose from, none contain anything about rail. Mayor Steve Adler has long...
As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the state will be removing student consequences attached to State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for fifth and eighth-grade students...
A suspect approached his victim with no provocation or conversation and shot and killed a young man in East Central Austin last Thursday, June 16, about 3 am. When Austin Police arrived, friends of Gerald "Ron Ron" Williams, 23, had already taken him to the hospital...after...
About 1 am today, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Greenfield Road in Kyle, for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies saw a man firing a weapon. The subject is identified as Chandler Allen Rose, 17. Rose attempted to elude law enforcement...
Monarch Utilities issues a boil water notice for 1,200 homes in the Plum Creek water system in northeast Hays County. Monarch says the notice was issued after a water main ruptured. Work crews are trying to fix the problem.