Austin Local News

Students for Concealed Carry say singer Ray LaMontagne's cancellation of his sold-out Bass Concert Hall performance over his opposition to Campus Carry and Concealed Carry gun laws is hypocritical. State Director Brian Bensimon says not four days ago, LaMontagne performed at the...
Last night, the Buda City Council unanimously passed the property tax rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, which begins October 1. FY 2016-17 Tax Rate The 2016-17 tax rate is .3704 per $100 of valuation (2015-16 current tax rate is .3475 per $100 of valuation) 2016 Total...
BUDA, TX – Austin-born Deep Eddy vodka plans to relocate its distillery and base of operations from Dripping Springs to the City of Buda. On September 20, 2016, the Buda City Council unanimously approved a Chapter 380 Agreement and adopted a resolution authorizing an economic...
Hays County commissioners vote to end the county's contract with American Traffic Solutions, which is the provider of the school zone cameras put in place only a year ago. The cameras were approved in 2015 with great fanfare from commissioners. The goal was to catch speeders and...
Austin Energy is seeking approval from city council for a new contract to upgrade the smart meters of all of its customers. That contract would be between Austin Energy and Texas Electric Cooperatives, which is the only supplier of the meters Austin Energy is looking at. The $29...
Patrick Eugene Johnson is on trial, charged with sexually assaulting a young boy over the span of three years, beginning when the victim was only 12-years-old. Day one of the trial saw the boy's mother take the stand. She says her son told her about the ongoing relationship with...
Yesterday afternoon in the 6800 block Southwest Parkway, Austin Police said the preliminary investigation shows that a white 2009 Chevrolet van was traveling westbound on Southwest Parkway turning left into a private drive. A black 2014 Triumph motorcycle was traveling eastbound...
An Austin Police Officer who hit a pedestrian is off the job for a few days. An APD disciplinary memo says Officer Charles Tucker was on a call June 30 when he hit the pedestrian in a crosswalk at St. Johns and Roland Johnson Drive. No word on how seriously the pedestrian was...
UT Police are investigating casings left with a mystifying note A Gun Free UT flyer is defaced that was on a bulletin board in Parlin Hall. Professor Trish Roberts-Miller took it down and turned it into officials. It read "In the land of the pigs, the butcher is king. Oink.....