Austin Local News

For 105 years a memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers of Bastrop County stood tall in front of the Bastrop County Courthouse, but, if the NAACP in Elgin gets their way, it might not be there much longer. "They need to come down and this country needs to understand what it...
The City of Austin's Watershed Protection Department is currently re-mapping it's flood plains. This means many home owners who didn't buy in a flood plain, now may find that they are indeed in a flood plain. Kevin Shunt, Flood Plain Administrator with Watershed says "Flood...
One man has died in a head-on crash along U.S. 183 near the State Highway 45 and State Highway 130 Toll interchange. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the crash occurred in the 10500 block of South U.S. 183. EMS said one man had died from his injuries before they arrived...
Austin Police believe former officer VonTrey Clark broke departmental policies and disregarded department requirements for him to get permission by leaving for Indonesia. However, under current circumstances, Clark’s trip doesn’t violate the law, according to an Austin attorney...
An Austin fugitive is still at large...and authorities are eager to catch him. Russell “Thor” Roland, was charged with aggravated assault last September. He allegedly beat a man in an underground tunnel near Barton Springs Road. Officials said his actions show his anger and...
Cedar Park City Council Member Donald J. Tracy announced at the Thursday, July 23 City Council meeting that he will be vacating his Place Six seat in order to begin a PhD program in Education at Texas State University. Council Member Tracy says, “The PhD program that I am...
A Pedernales Electric Co-op member is asking a judge's amended sentence giving a convicted executive special treatment in prison vacated. The amended sentence allows former exec Bennie Fuelberg, convicted in 2010 of theft and money laundering to leave prison on holidays and the...
The man accused of murdering his boyfriend near West Campus faces more charges today. Officials added Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals charges against Bryan Michael Canchola in the same incident where he fatally injured his boyfriend 18 year old Stephen Sylvester. Court records...
UPDATE: River Road between Wilson’s Creek and Wayside Drive in Wimberley will be closed SUNDAY, July 26, from 8 a.m. to Noon to remove a large tree. PREVIOUSLY: Travis County DRC stops operations tonight at 6 pm-- Building 1, Rutherford Lane Campus, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Austin...