Austin Local News

Thursday, June 16, the Manor Police Department responded to a call in reference to a report of harassment. It was found that Matthew Burton, a former Manor ISD teacher, was tweeting and texting threats. Burton had previously been arrested by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office...
Crews began work Sunday night on new construction on Mopac. Continuing each night through Thursday, crews will be closing down lanes on Mopac as they install everything from new LED lights to paving. In some cases there will be multiple lane closures, so making sure you're...
Another charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is brought upon accused Austin rock thrower Patrick Johnson. Johnson was arrested last week and police have said they believe he is the person responsible for the "lion's share" of rock attacks that have haunted I-35...
Austin's Type-2 short-term rental ordinance prompts a lawsuit from the Texas Public Policy Foundation. TPPF says it has found as many as a half-dozen violations of both the U.S. and Texas Constitutions. That lawsuit, filed Monday, states: The STR Ordinance prohibits short-term...
A call to 911 about a potentially suicidal family member leads to a standoff in the Oaklands subdivision near Brushy Creek. Police were cautious because the family members who called them also said the man may have guns inside. Shortly before 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, police arrived...
Austin-Travis County EMS responds to a frightening situation near Mansfield Dam. A 9-year-old boy swimming near his family's boat is hit by the propeller. It happened Sunday as the boy's father attempted to move the boat. The father, believing the coast was clear and unaware his...
The Hutto City Council unanimously votes to rename a portion of FM 685 through the city after fallen police sergeant Chris Kelley. The 7-year veteran was killed when a suspect, identified as Colby Ray Williamson, ran Kelly down with his own patrol car after a struggle. The...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler's long road of building consensus on his $720 million dollar tranportation bond package will have to start on the City Council Dais. Adler will have a hard time getting his council to agree on how much money should be in a bond package for transportation...
FROM BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDA, TX – An off-duty Austin Police Officer traveling westbound on FM 967 in Buda this morning (around 6:20 a.m.) observed a suspect driving recklessly in the eastbound lanes. The off-duty officer activated his lights, turned his vehicle around and...