Austin Local News

Last night at 11:23 p.m. Hays County deputies were dispatched to Brookmeadow Drive in Wimberley for a “Verbal Disturbance in Progress”. Upon arrival, deputies were advised by a homeowner that her husband and son were arguing near the rear of the residence. Deputies responded and...
As the LGBT community continues to reel from the slaughter of 50 people in Orlando, one pro-gun group is offering its services. Open Carry Texas says no one should feel unsafe, and therefore is willing to act as an armed chaperone. "It's a standing offer that's open for us to...
FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES Haz-mat crews have contained a chlorine leak from a 250 gallon tank. Williamson County Emergency officials give the all-clear. Earlier: ALERT: A Shelter in Place notice is in effect for the City of Florence up to the 500 block of FM 970...
FROM AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT The ban on Lake Austin (from Oyster Landing to Mansfield Dam) will expire today at noon and will subsequently be open during daylight hours ONLY; the portion of that waterway from Oyster Landing to Tom Miller Dam will remain closed until missing...
Austin-based Whole Foods is cited by the Food and Drug Administration over what it calls "serious health violations" found at one of its stores in Massachusetts. A letter sent to the grocer says those violations may have led to food items being contaminated with filth...
Austin police have released surveillance footage of a man they believe could be behind a series of sexual assaults in the area. More than 15 have been reported since November of 2015, and APD hopes releasing the grainy footage may bring them closer to making an arrest. In the...
Last night, at approximately 9:47 p.m., Austin Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 8500 block of Wellington Dr. Upon arrival, officers located a woman lying on her back with obvious trauma to her head. Maria Ferrer-Mena, 38, was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m. An...
The Austin Police Department continues to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred today. Charges will be filed at a later date. The suspect has been identified as Ray Barbosa Ojeda, 19. The officer involved in this shooting is James Harvel. He is currently...
On Monday, June 14, 2016, Hutto ISD Executive Director of Facilities and Operations, Thomas Bloxham, was arrested on warrants issued out of Comal County. Mr. Bloxham’s arrest is not related to his employment with Hutto ISD. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay...