Austin Local News

UPDATE: This morning's wreck on I-35 near Jarrell leaves one person dead, three taken to the hospital. And, now DPS says an off duty El Paso police officer charged with DWI in connection to the crash. Alan Eduardo Dieguez, 26, was arrested and booked into the Williamson County...
Last night, Austin ISD's board approved a $1.2 billion budget. The majority of AISD's budget, 87%, goes to fund staff. Two areas prioritized in the 2016-17 budget are: Enhanced literacy and dyslexia training for teachers will help them address and resolve performance gaps; and A...
The Texas Department of Transportation is making progress on its plans to improve I-35 in the Austin area as part of the Mobility35 Program. The program was launched in 2011 by TxDOT, in partnership with the city of Austin, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization,...
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) and the Austin Police Department (APD) are asking consumers who purchased a used vehicle from Discount Auto Sales located at 1198 Airport Boulevard or 1124 Airport Boulevard in Austin between January 2014 and April 2016 but never...
Austin Public Library representatives are expected to made a plea to the city council Thursday for a lot more money to finish up construction of the massive new central library. The project is behind by about $1.3 million, and much of that extra money is needed just to pay...
The city's transportation department is now considering changes to the way it operates traffic lights during the night at some of Austin's intersections. The changes are, in part, a response to a letter from the group 'Walk Austin,' which sent a letter to city officials urging...
14-year-old Alexei Baureis died earlier this month as he walked his bike across the street at about 10:15 p.m. As he made his way across Spicewood Springs at Rustic Rock, a car blew through and killed the teen. In the wake of his death, the group 'Walk Austin' has pressed the...
Facebook-based Arcade City is a different breed of ridesharing company. Unlike Uber and Lyft, the group has found a way to operate outside of the boundaries of Austin's ridesharing ordinance by setting up online as a Facebook group of people who need rides, and those willing to...
Northbound I-35 in Jarrell is completely shutdown this morning following a crash that saw a car lose control and an 18-wheeler catch fire. A second 18-wheeler hit some debris and suffered damage, but the Department of Public Safety is not considering that a crash. It happened...