Austin Local News

Travis County Starflight rescues a woman in her fifties on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Austin Travis County EMS says the woman suffering from an unspecified but non life-threatening medical condition was airlifted from Sculpture Falls to UMC Brackenridge.
An Austin police officer, identified only as Jacob, was a caller Tuesday night on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. The officer was talking about the addiction he sees people having with their cell phones, and eventually the conversation drifted to the mobile phone craze '...
A lawsuit has been filed that could throw a wrench in work on Mopac in Southwest Austin. Two intersections have been called into question: Slaughter at Mopac and La Crosse Avenue at Mopac. The suit claims TxDOT failed to do proper environmental studies, and now the habitat of...
An Austin mother is suing the driver of a car who hit and killed her 2-year-old son in the parking lot of a Walmart off of Parmer and I-35 earlier this month. Eli Vela died in his mother's arms after he was hit by a car that made a wide turn. As the mother loaded items into the...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has removed K-9 Drago from its handler, Sgt. Randy Batten, after the K-9 was discovered with fleas, ticks and skin sores. Drago is two years old and has been with WCSO for three months. He's a German Shepard. Sgt. Batten left on vacation...
The hotel has completed a $15 million renovation of its 448 guestrooms. With the renovation, the rooms reflect a modern urban oasis with music-inspired décor and artwork. The rooms also include new amenities including 55-inch high-definition televisions, ergonomic work stations...
On Monday, July 18, at 11:34 a.m. APD officers were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Park Plaza apartments located at 6200 Loyola Lane. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the victim, identified as Alfred Matthews, 28, on the...
Hays County reinstated a burn ban for unincorporated areas (including extra territorial jurisdictions) of the County effective immediately. Charcoal, wood and gas grills with lids are exempt from the ban, but burning in “burn barrels” (including barrels with screens on the top)...
The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money. Police say the man, described as a 40-50 year old white male with a heavy-set build and white hair, falsely...