Austin Local News

A proposed tollway on U.S. 183 in East Austin got a $200 million shot in the arm Thursday when the Texas Transportation Commission gave preliminary approval to a package of cash and loans for the roughly $875 million project. Assuming that state cash infusion gets final approval...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging county clerks to not immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal. His recommendation Thursday comes a day before the court potentially hands down the long-...
The Web series is becoming more popular as an entertainment medium...and a festival is going on now to celebrate. The second annual Austin Webfest is screening web series which are short films found on the internet....and filmmakers hope they can convince TV networks and movie...
A community vigil will be held at 7 pm, Thursday, June 25 in honor of fallen Officer Sgt. Christopher Kelley. The event is open to all and will be held at Fritz Park, 306 E. Live Oak St., Hutto. This event has been organized by Hutto community members.
The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is investigating an outbreak of cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite. As of today, the department has 31 confirmed and probable cases and 11 new cases that are currently under...
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is looking for fugitive Frank William. He’s wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant is out for his arrest. He was last seen in the area of Airport Boulevard and MLK, 2000 Palo Pinto Dr. in Austin. His criminal history...
Despite laws against it, distracted driving remains a problem in Austin and throughout Texas. Austin Police and TxDOT are tagging up to help reduce and eliminate distracted driving crashes. Talk Text Crash is the message they're spreading, and APD Lt. Robert Richman of Highway...
Even with all the construction you see around Austin, rent prices continue to rise. In the next year, around 12,000 new apartment units will open up, according to Austin Investor Interests. All of the new construction has dotted Austin's skyline with cranes and buildings under...
A Hutto Police Officer is dead and a suspect is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the officer was run over by a police vehicle during a traffic stop. Dead is Hutto police Sgt. Christopher Kelley. Booked into the Williamson County Jail without bond is 26-...