Austin Local News

The City of Lakeway urges residents across western Travis County to voice their opinions about traffic congestion and safety at an upcoming open house. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO, will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lake Travis...
According to the Texas Education Agency's preliminary state accountability ratings released today, 113 of the district's schools have Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard—the highest rating schools can earn—on the state's accountability system. Under the state accountability...
Beginning today, a permit is required for the possession or consumption of alcohol at Bull Creek District Park & Greenbelt. After reviewing community concerns, increased litter, and impacts on the parkland, Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley determined that...
From The City of San Marcos The City of San Marcos is seeking comments from residents on an action plan that will guide officials in the allocation of a $25 million federal disaster recovery grant. “Citizen input and comment are vital parts of this process,” said Assistant City...
FROM TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Travis County Commissioners Court is scheduled to receive a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2017 Preliminary Budget at the Hall of Justice in the County Administration Building, located at 700 Lavaca Street, at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. County...
Four U.S. swimmers on the men's Olympic team were robbed in Rio, including superstar Ryan Lochte. But also among them, one current and one former swimmer for the University of Texas. Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigan were two of the four swimmers who were stopped at a traffic light...
Not prepared for the pushback it recieved after proposing an expansion to Austin's smoking ban, Central Health pulls back it's proposal to make it illegal for smokers to light up on the outdoor patios of bars and music venues. Their proposal would also ban vaping, both inside...
Hays County Judge Bert Cobb has lifted the burn ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Hays County, officials say. Despite the lifting of that ban, you're still being urged to use extreme caution when burning anytghi outdoors. Be aware of wind conditions and delay...
Now that Travis County Sheriff Sgt. Craig Hutchinson's death has been ruled a suicide, it could make a tremendous impact on his family financially. If an officer is killed in the line of duty the government can pay a lump sum of up to one million dollars. The state of Texas also...