Austin Local News

Work that was scheduled for last night did not happen because of the rain. TXDOT crews will attempt to perform the bridge work tonight, beginning at 8 pm, weather permitting.. Beginning at 8 p.m.: Southbound Loop 1 traffic will be reduced to one lane at Loop 360 Southbound Loop...
Capital Metro plans to reveal its preliminary findings from the major transit study it has been conducting since the fall of 2015. The agency will also be seeking public feedback about the findings at a series of open houses beginning tomorrow. Called Connections 2025, the study...
Pastor Jordan Brown, who accused Whole Foods of writing an anti-gay slur on a cake he bought, has dropped his lawsuit. Brown released a statement to the public: "Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue...
Austin Police Officer Carlos Lopez was awarded the National Association Of Police Organization's "Top Cop" award last night in Washington DC. Officer Lopez shot and killed Michael Holt at the Omni hotel last July, after the gunman started shooting at the hotel. Holt did shoot...
Jana Almendarez, the wife of the Round Rock Express team president, died Saturday nearly a year after she was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. In a statement from the Express, CEO Reese Ryan said "this is a devastating loss for our Rock Rock Express family." The Express...
A detour will be put in place on Saturday, May 14 , for SH 130 traffic wishing to access eastbound SH 71. The detour is in purple on the map below. North and southbound SH 130 traffic wishing to go eastbound on SH 71 will be detoured to westbound SH 71 before taking a U-turn at...
Bastrop County Sheriff's officials said the body found yesterday in a wooded area near Berdoll Pecan Candy and Gift Company is that of a female. The body was so badly decomposed yesterday, officials couldn't tell the sex immediately. After an autopsy by the Travis County Medical...
Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that, despite the imperfections of the current school finance system, it meets minimum constitutional requirements. The ruling was in response to a suit brought by Texas school districts, including Austin ISD, regarding the public school...
A suspect in the attempt on Judge Julie Kocurek's life has murder charges in Houston against him dropped. That means in the next few days Chimeyne Onieri will be extradited to Austin, where he will face a hearing to revoke his probation on a 2012 Travis County larceny charge...