Austin Local News

South By Southwest No Refusal weekend puts 45 drunk drivers in jail. Austin Police enforced a No-Refusal period for the last weekend of SXSW to combat drunk driving. Saturday night police made 28 arrests and Friday night they got 17 arrests including a Travis County district...
A state district judge from Travis County says she's failed her own standards of conduct with her weekend arrest for driving while intoxicated. Judge Gisela Triana was stopped for speeding early Saturday in Austin, then arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. Her arrest...
The Texas Capitol will be abuzz with talk of gay marriage as three groups hold dueling events both for and against same-sex rights. Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will headline a Monday afternoon rally sponsored by Conservative Republicans of Texas. Staunchly...
They signed up to fight for their country, and the state of Texas promised to pay for their education. For decades, Texas — which has the state second-highest veterans' population in the country — has funded higher education for the enlisted under the Hazlewood Exemption. But in...
Austin and other Central Texas cities are using about 20 percent less water from the Colorado River despite the region's explosive population growth. Officials at the height of the drought in 2011 began telling residents in Austin, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and elsewhere to...
There's a lot of trash at the South By Southwest Festival. Tons of trash are left behind every day in downtown Austin during the South By Southwest Festival. For the festivities, the Austin Resource Recovery's Litter Abatement team ramps up the hours works. Crews work downtown...
Much of Central Texas is now under a flash flood watch. Literally...with five minutes notice Austin Fire Department has a crew prepared to go anywhere in the state where a water rescue is needed. Battalion Chief Matt Cox said as the rain system moves through the state today.....
So far in 2015, the City of Austin has experienced six pedestrian traffic fatalities. With the exception of one case, all have involved pedestrians crossing in areas not designated as pedestrian crossings or attempting to cross when unsafe to do so. All incidents involving...
Animal advocates promoting a proposal to require animal encounter training for police officers are at the Capitol today. Renata Simmons of Liberty Hill talked to lawmakers during a public hearing on the proposal that aims to reduce the number of fatal encounters between law...