Austin Local News

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who attempted to charge over $1700 at Target on Ben White to a stolen credit card on June 11, 2016. If you have any information about this suspect, please call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-...
On Tuesday, friends and family members of Olman Ramirez said they found the missing man. Ramirez went missing last Friday when he dove into Lake Travis to save a drowning friend, only to never resurface himself. Despite the family's claim of identification, the Travis County...
Several city council members have backed a proposal to pass an ordinance that would give increased protection to renters who, by no fault of their own, are forced out of their homes to make way for new developments. It's an issue many on the council say has gone on too long, and...
Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman (District 6, Northwest Austin) turned in his application for re-election today to the Austin City Clerk’s office with more than enough signatures to qualify for ballot placement. Council Member Zimmerman, elected to represent District 6...
A disciplinary memo from the Austin Police Department says Detective Jason Chiappardi has been suspended for three days following posts to Facbook the department says could be very damaging to its reputation. The comments included one about David Joseph, the naked and unarmed...
FROM AAA TEXAS (Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.97 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as last week and 40 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT On the night of Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Austin Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Elmira Rd. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims with apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims was...
The Buda City Council has set the proposed property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2016-17. The FY 2016-17 Budget is still being finalized. Proposed FY 2016-17 Tax Rate The 2016-17 proposed tax rate is .3704 (2015-16 current tax rate is .3475) 2016 Total Taxable Values are $1,397,589,...
Best Buy, a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions, has selected San Marcos, Texas as the location of an e-commerce sales operation. This is the company’s first and only Texas facility of its kind, which expects to hire 25 employees for sales positions...