Austin Local News

On Friday, January 22, 2016, at approximately 3:01 a.m. Austin Police Officers responded to the 300 block of East Powell Lane in reference to a shooting/stabbing call. Officers arrived and found the victim lying on the ground with apparent trauma. Austin/Travis County EMS...
A South Austin road rage incident on YouTube is breaking the internet. The fight shows two unidentified Austin drivers on Slaughter and I-35 going after each other with a baseball bat and metal rod. The viral video showing road rage in South Austin has Austin police looking for...
A ground breaking ceremony for a new Hyatt Place Hotel at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 12 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the future site of the hotel, on undeveloped land located adjacent to planned retail development,...
Seventeen miilion dollars too much. That's how much money Austin Energy is making every year and now there's a movement by the Utility to cut revenue by that much. Austin Energy officials tell City Council they want to make power cheaper for business and industrial customers but...
Austin was selected as one of 10 leading cities to participate in a new national program announced today to advance Vision Zero, the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users. The new Vision Zero Focus Cities program, launched today by the...
It's called the Rather Prize, a $10,000 educational grant awarded to any student, teacher, or administrator who submits the most unique idea for improving Texas schools. It's the first year for the program, but the Rathers both say they hope to be able to continue to award the...
The 620 corridor through Lakeway and Bee Cave has long been a festering nightmare for drivers. A commute that would once take you several minutes has now morphed into countless hours being wasted each year. But all of that could change if the Bee Cave City Council votes to...
Austin City Council prepares to sit down and talk some more about RideSharing regulations now that a big citizen petition to overturn recently passed rules is being processed by the Clerk's office. District 6 Councilmember Don Zimmerman says he's pressing for Council to debate...
Cell phone video captures the moment two men got out of their vehicles and began fighting with a stick and a bat near Slaughter Land and I-35 on Monday. Both men reportedly got back into their vehicles and drove away after the confrontation and no police arrived on the scene.