Austin Local News

Drivers on State Highway 71 on the east side of Bastrop will switch to new travel lanes this week as the new overpass at Loop 150/Tahitian Drive opens about three months earlier than anticipated. Crews will pull barricades and allow through-traffic on the new overpass today,...
A man working on the roof of West Cypress Hills Elementary School in Spicewood falls to his death this morning, according to Austin Travis County EMS. Lake Travis ISD reports the unidentified man was a contractor with Taylor Lightning Protection and not a district employee. The...
An Austin police officer is suing a man he claims assaulted him during a tussle on Sixth Street last year. Officer Albert Arevalo says he was called to Dirty Bill's bar on February 27, 2015 in response to a man who was drunk and belligerent inside. Arevalo claims he asked the...
A man found dead on the side of the road this morning in Southeast Austin has authorities investigating as a suspicious death. Austin/Travis County EMS reports the body of the man believed to be in his 30s was found in the 2500 block of Falwell Lane. Police say the body has...
An Austin cab driver says he narrowly avoided disaster early Thursday morning after a group of masked men with guns approached his car. The driver tells police he was parked near Woodward and I-35 around 2:00 a.m. when two men with rifles appraocched him. He says a third man,...
Austin Travis County EMS say a woman in her 20s is dead after a rollover crash in Southeast Austin. A man in his 20s is injured and taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries. The rollover crash happened about 5:30 in the 3200 block of...
Buda Police are responding to a disturbance on Fletcher Bend in the Garlic Creek Subdivision. Police were called out around 4:30 this afternoon. At this time, this is an active situation and SWAT is on the scene for a possible barricaded subject. There is a language barrier with...
.As many people suffered greatly in Southeast Austin and Travis County from floods the last few years, so have public parklands.Several east and southeast Travis County Parks were severely damaged in the October Floods last year and two years ago. Parks Department staffers ask...
Travis County Starflight rescues a woman in her fifties on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Austin Travis County EMS says the woman suffering from an unspecified but non life-threatening medical condition was airlifted from Sculpture Falls to UMC Brackenridge.