Austin Local News

Health officials in both Travis and Williamson County will coordinate a survey to gauge exactly how much the community knows about mosquitoes and Zika virus.The first-of-its-kind survey will also give the counties an understanding of how best to communicate information to...
New evidence surfaces that may further prove Rodney Reed's innocence the night that Stacy Stites was murdered in Bastrop in 1996. Jimmy Fennell lied to police when he claimed he was home with Stites that night but told a friend of his he was out drinking that night and Reed's...
FROM AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT The ban on Lady Bird Lake will be allowed to expire at noon today. The ban on Lake Austin from Oyster Landing to the southern end of Red Bud Isle (including Tom Miller Dam) remains in effect and will be re-evaluated at noon tomorrow, June 17. Please...
Home values have increased 9.5% percent in Williamson County, a hot market where housing demand continues to outstrip supply and push prices higher, according to Williamson Chief Appraiser Alvin Lankford. The new figures could underscore concerns over housing affordability in...
Because of the extreme heat the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for south Central Texas that should continue for the next several days. A heat advisory is issued when the "heat index" is expected to exceed 105 degrees during the day and 80 degrees during the...
Last Sunday, June 12, about 1:53 am, Austin Police report that a silver 1999 Toyota Camry and a maroon 1996 Toyota 4-Runner were traveling northbound in the 2400 block of IH-35. It is believed that the driver of the 4-Runner was slowing for traffic when the driver of the Camry,...
The Texas Education Agency has announced that results for the STAAR 3–8 assessments that were due to be published today have been delayed until July 5. AISD will mail the Confidential Student Reports for these results upon their receipt in July. Due to ongoing issues and...
With more than 3,000 employees, Pflugerville ISD is one of the largest employers in the Pflugerville area. Now, area businesses can tap into the buying power of these employees, and provide valuable savings to district employees, with the upcoming launch of “The Pfair.” This new...
Last night at 11:23 p.m. Hays County deputies were dispatched to Brookmeadow Drive in Wimberley for a “Verbal Disturbance in Progress”. Upon arrival, deputies were advised by a homeowner that her husband and son were arguing near the rear of the residence. Deputies responded and...