Austin Local News

Bastrop County Sheriffs have busted up a large central Texas burglary ring. Police raided a home in Bastrop and found a huge stash of stolen property from burglaries in Bastrop, Lee, Fayette and Williamson Counties. Five people were arrested. The stolen loot was mostly ATVs,...
New Braunfels Police make an arrest after a man opens fire from his front porch on a police officer. The suspect, Richard Cantu Vasquez, fled on foot Monday after firing his handgun at a Police Officer three times. NBPD along with the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, were led...
Austin police say they are investigating the death of a man apparently fell off of an overpass and falling to his death after running from police after a car crash. Police say officers were called to the scene of a crash on the ramp from U.S. 183 northbound to SH 45 eastbound in...
After three months of National Guard training, Governor Perry's Operation Strong Safety is now at full strength, helping protect the southern border. State Representative Terry Canales represents the area of Hidalgo County where the guard is focused. He opposes the build-up...
Austin has 167 cold cases that seven detectives are working on. They're hoping people will come forward with more information since the news that an Austin man is the suspect in seven murders in Indiana, and may have committed more crimes during the past 20 years. Austin cold...
On Saturday, October 12, 2014, at approximately 2:35 a.m., a male and female were walking near the intersection of 6th and Lavaca streets when several males walked past them. The victims were walking north on Lavaca and the suspects were walking south on Lavaca. A Black male...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports yesterday at lunch time, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911call reporting a female and child lying on the floor in blood in a residence on US Hwy 290 near the community of Ledbetter. Sheriff Deputies, EMS from Giddings, and Ledbetter...
A former campaign manager to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst pleads guilty to stealing nearly two million dollars from the state and federal campaigns. According to the Department of Justice: In Austin today, 58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield (aka “Buddy Barfield”)...
Yesterday afternoon, a swimmer was reported missing in the water at Mudd Cove, in Pace Bend Park, in Southwest Travis County. A woman reported that her friend was attempting to swim across a cove in Lake Travis when he appeared to become distressed. Despite attempts to rescue...