Austin Local News

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has struck down a rule that would have barred chambered rounds in concealed semi-automatic handguns on the flagship UT-Austin campus. But the board has rejected efforts to overturn other rules adopted by the university to limit the...
All four of the previous DWI charges against Kevin Lampkin stuck, and he was convicted each time. Now he's facing another charge of driving drunk, this time after police say he crashed into a car outside of a liquor store off of Montopolis. The other driver told police Lampkin...
In an hour, marchers will meet at the Historic Victory Grill, on 11th street to observe the first anniversary of Sandra Bland’s death. Bland died while in custody at the Waller County Jail. An autopsy ruled her death a suicide. The march will start at 7:45 and end at the Texas...
Travis County Medical Examiners determine 14-month-old Daisy Lynn Torres, died in March as a result of anesthesia administered for the treatment of tooth decay. Austin Children’s Dentistry reportedly sedates young patients frequently. They told her mother there were more...
Austin Police Department's preliminary investigation shows that at 6:40 am on Sunday, July 10, a gray 2006 Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Steck Avenue at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached Mesa Drive, it veered to the right across Mesa Drive and struck the...
At 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 9, a suspect entered the Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union at 315 W. Slaughter Ln. and demanded money from the teller. The suspect left the scene on foot heading eastbound on Slaughter Ln. with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was...
A recent report, “10 Best Cities To Use Public Schools,” has ranked Austin public schools as the third best in the U.S., with LASA listed as the best magnet high school in the Austin area. The report's rankings are based on data from several key areas, noting, "All aspects of...
Austin Police arrest a man who robbed someone playing Pokemon Go at a Southeast Austin bus stop. Police say it happened overnight Tuesday when 30-year-old Corey Charleton demanded the victim's wallet at gunpoint. Charleton fled but police apprehended him a short time later. He's...
Recent events in Baton Rouge, LA, Minneapolis, MN, and Dallas, TX, have shaken community members in Travis County. People in the community have shared their concerns through social media and through personal conversations with other community members. Now, organizers said we...