Austin Local News

Austin Police could be getting more money for operations during South by Southwest this year, if city council votes to approve the funds Thursday. The Austin City Council will vote on whether to give the department an additional $1.5 million. The majority of the money, $1.1...
The Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized it's 2015 "Austinite of the Year." The award went to Alan Graham,who heads up the "Mobile Loaves and Fishes" program, which helps to feed the city's homeless community. The short walk across a stage at the downtown Hilton hotel was the...
The Austin Police Department is looking for solutions to a growing trend of deadly wrecks involving drivers without a valid license. 2015 was the deadliest year on the books for Austin drivers, and APD says 34% of the fatal wrecks involved someone who was driving illegally...
Austin Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty. Calls came in about kittens being thrown out of a moving vehicle along the 700 block of Southbound MoPac service road. Police do not have a vehicle or suspect description. They need people to call animal cruelty with...
On Monday, February 1, 2016, a Burnet County jury convicted Matthew Wayne Manning of organized retail theft and assessed his punishment at 15 years in prison with a $10,000 fine. Judge J. Allan Garrett of the 33rd Judicial District Court sentenced Manning in accordance with the...
On multiple occasions, the following suspects have entered the CVS pharmacies located at 1604 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville and 2013 Kelly Ln., Pflugerville, and removed merchandise without providing payment for said items. The suspects target cosmetics, conceal them in their pants...
The City has reached its cap on Spring Festival Special Event permit applications and is no longer accepting new requests for Temporary Use, Temporary Change of Use, and 24-hour/96-hour Amplified Music Permits for outdoor temporary events. This year, Austin Center for Events (...
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's board membership is under scrutiny with Travis County Commissioners Court. Commissioner Brigid Shea says most CTRMA board members have real estate backgrounds and that's tantamount to cronyism in her book. "There's only been a...
The Mopac Improvement Project has been plagued by problems since the beginning, most of which have revolved around repeated delays on the part of the contractor, CH2M Hill. The project was designed to improve mobility, manage congestion, and improve emergency response, among...