Austin Local News

We're learning more frightening details about 28-year-old cyclist Elizabeth English being hit and dragged under a pickup truck for almost half a mile on MLK in March. The driver Artemio Avila fled and was subsequently arrested and charged. Her right leg was amputated and she's...
As a community works to come to grips with the news a local principal has been arrested, officials with the Austin school district held a closed-door meeting inside of the Burnet Middle School cafeteria Tuesday night to discuss that arrest. Burnet Middle School principal David...
The Lost Pines Property Owners Task Force is expected to release the findings of its six-months study detailing all that went wrong with last year's Hidden Pines Fire in Bastrop County. The report is also expected to detail future mitigation efforts,. More than 4500 acres of...
A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin concludes that human activity has been a factor in earthquakes throughout the state for nearly 100 years. The study conclusions are in a paper to be published Wednesday in the journal Seismological Research Letters...
The Austin Police Department weighs in on the grand jury decision to not indict former officer Geoffrey Freeman in the shooting death of naked, unarmed teenager David Joseph: " The Austin Police Department respects the Travis County District Attorney’s Office grand jury process...
On Friday, May 13, 2016 at approximately 5:45 p.m., a suspect entered the Frost Bank located at 111 E. Anderson Lane and demanded money from the teller. The suspect left the scene on foot heading eastbound on Anderson Lane with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was...
San Marcos Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man suspected of three instances of indecent exposure at a San Marcos apartment complex, one instance involved a minor. The first incident happened on April 27 around 9 p.m. at an apartment...
On May 6, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to Central Texas Medical Center for a reported sexual assault victim. Detectives interviewed a 22 year old female who reported that she was at a local bar in San Marcos earlier that morning,...
A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that former Austin Police Department (APD) Geoffrey Freeman will not be indicted for the shooting death of 17 year old David Joseph. Freeman shot and killed the teenager around 10:00 a.m. on the morning of February 8th, 2016. Freeman had...