Austin Local News

Austin Public Library representatives are expected to made a plea to the city council Thursday for a lot more money to finish up construction of the massive new central library. The project is behind by about $1.3 million, and much of that extra money is needed just to pay...
The city's transportation department is now considering changes to the way it operates traffic lights during the night at some of Austin's intersections. The changes are, in part, a response to a letter from the group 'Walk Austin,' which sent a letter to city officials urging...
14-year-old Alexei Baureis died earlier this month as he walked his bike across the street at about 10:15 p.m. As he made his way across Spicewood Springs at Rustic Rock, a car blew through and killed the teen. In the wake of his death, the group 'Walk Austin' has pressed the...
Facebook-based Arcade City is a different breed of ridesharing company. Unlike Uber and Lyft, the group has found a way to operate outside of the boundaries of Austin's ridesharing ordinance by setting up online as a Facebook group of people who need rides, and those willing to...
Northbound I-35 in Jarrell is completely shutdown this morning following a crash that saw a car lose control and an 18-wheeler catch fire. A second 18-wheeler hit some debris and suffered damage, but the Department of Public Safety is not considering that a crash. It happened...
This weekend, the Austin Police Department, as well as several other nationwide law enforcement agencies, will conduct Operation Dry Water, a national weekend of Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) detection and enforcement. The initiative focuses on reducing the number of alcohol/...
The rapidly growing Cedar Park economy gets another boost today with the news that Toyota of Cedar Park will open a new, state of the art dealership along the 183 Toll Road. The 55,000 square foot facility will open in 2017 with 150 new jobs for the Cedar Park economy. Work...
On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:02 a.m., APD officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 5800 block of Sweeney Circle. The victim, Gerald Leron "Ron Ron" Williams, 23, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported from the scene to St. David’s Hospital by private...
The ROT Rally No Refusal Initiative took place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 and lasted through 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Consent Blood Samples= 6 Blood Search Warrants= 15 Consent Breath Samples= 12 Total DWI Arrests= 33 Class A Misd DWI (with prior...