Austin Local News

A detour will be put in place on Saturday, May 14 , for SH 130 traffic wishing to access eastbound SH 71. The detour is in purple on the map below. North and southbound SH 130 traffic wishing to go eastbound on SH 71 will be detoured to westbound SH 71 before taking a U-turn at...
Bastrop County Sheriff's officials said the body found yesterday in a wooded area near Berdoll Pecan Candy and Gift Company is that of a female. The body was so badly decomposed yesterday, officials couldn't tell the sex immediately. After an autopsy by the Travis County Medical...
Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that, despite the imperfections of the current school finance system, it meets minimum constitutional requirements. The ruling was in response to a suit brought by Texas school districts, including Austin ISD, regarding the public school...
A suspect in the attempt on Judge Julie Kocurek's life has murder charges in Houston against him dropped. That means in the next few days Chimeyne Onieri will be extradited to Austin, where he will face a hearing to revoke his probation on a 2012 Travis County larceny charge...
Total price tag for the Waller Creek Tunnel project is right around $163 million now, up 9% from the original price tag of $150 million. Less than a year ago the city council approved more than $6 million for the project. On Thursday, council approved an additional $7.5 million...
A special education teacher resigns the same day a student gives the Austin school district copies of messages he sent to her on social media, but O. Henry Middle School Principal Pete Price reportedly opted to not tell police until nearly a week's time had passed. The lawsuit,...
So what's really keeping Uber from operating in Austin with its fingerprinting requirements? Uber's David Plouffe says fingerprinting drivers isn't good for their business and it's problematic for drivers. “Three quarters of our drivers drive ten hours a week or less; a lot of...
Yesterday, May 11, at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Joe Dimaggio Boulevard, in reference to an assault in progress call where a female reported her ex-boyfriend had attacked her with a hammer. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’...
Yesterday, May 11, at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Joe Dimaggio Boulevard, in reference to an assault in progress call where a female reported her ex-boyfriend had attacked her with a hammer. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’...