Austin Local News

The Victim Services Unit of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a vital component in the strong and long-standing commitment of the Sheriff’s Office to victims of crime and crisis circumstances. Victim Services Unit volunteers assist...
FROM THE CITY OF LAGO VISTA Lago Vista water customers are being urged to conserve water due to a pipe break at Water Treatment Plant #3. Repairs are underway, but it is expected to take several hours before the Water Treatment Plant is back to normal operations. Water outages...
Police have identified the victim of Thursday’s fatal train accident as 23- year-old Evan Meredith Kistner (01-18-1993). Kistner was killed just after 3 p.m. when a Union Pacific train hit him while he was bicycling near the sidewalk and railroad tracks at Hopkins Street near...
Hundreds turn out Thursday night for a vigil in honor of the five Dallas police officers who were killed when gunman Micah Johnson opened fire on them as they protected protesters. Those in attendance were also joined by numerous elected officials, the Austin Police Department,...
It was February when former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman shot and killed teenager David Joseph. The teen was naked and unarmed at the time of his death. Freeman was fired in the weeks following the shooting, although he was cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury. A...
The deadly attack in Nice, France hits close to home for a Central Texas family. It's been confirmed that Sean Copeland and his 11-year-old son, Brodie, were among the mroe than 80 people killed when a man drove a truck through a crows of people celebrating Bastille Day. The...
The Travis County Commissioners Court has filed suit to prevent NLand Surf Park from opening its pool without meeting the minimum requirements of a public pool under state law. These state laws exist to protect public health. The County enforces these minimum standards on behalf...
A Union Pacific train hit a bicyclist who was riding near the tracks in the vicinity of the San Marcos Activity Center Thursday afternoon, fatally injuring the cyclist and blocking traffic on Hopkins both ways near the San Marcos Activity Center. The collision occurred shortly...
UPDATE: Franklin's reports his name could be Shorn Ratcliff. PREVIOUSLY: Franklin's BBQ says they have had many reports of a man posing as their employee in order to get money or rides to and from various east side locations. from Franklin's officials: "He promises food for the...