Austin Local News

Against the advice of his lawyers, death row inmate Brandon Daniel is seeking to waive his appeals, dismiss his counsel and move his execution date closer. The former software engineer, found guilty last year of capital murder in the 2012 killing of Austin police officer Jaime...
Last night's deadly shooting at a historical A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina...left people all across the nation, including Austin, praying for the survivors and the victims' families. More than a couple dozen members of Grant A.M.E. Worship Center in North Austin...
The New Braunfels Police Department continues to investigate the May 21st, 2015, homicide of Samantha Miranda, 23. Detectives continue to follow up on all leads and are still seeking tips from the public. Comal County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for...
Yesterday afternoon just before 2:30, a 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient wandered away from her home on Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. Her caretaker quickly called police to report her disappearance. Following an exhaustive, well coordinated, search by Cedar Park Police, Fire...
Two Williamson County Correctional Officers were arrested late yesterday afternoon for tampering with a government record. Theodore Hodges, 22, and Jose Hodgers-Lizarraga, 23, were placed in the Williamson County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond each. Both have been placed on paid,...
The remains of Tropical Depression Bill roll through the Austin area and dump more dangerous flooding rains. The national weather service reports seven inches of rain fell in just two and a half hours in Eastern Travis County yesterday afternoon. A few low water crossings near...
The Austin City Council will discuss whether or not they want to push millions more towards fixing problems with the Waller Creek Tunnel project. The project has had it's share of problems, first finding out one of the features violates city ordinances blocking views of the...
NAACP leaders said they will increase efforts to fight racial profiling and excessive force, adding that more dialogue is needed between police departments and communities across the state and country. At the annual state conference, NAACP leadership called attention to what it...
Starting next school year, the Lake Travis district will randomly drug test high school students whose parents have given permission. District officials said the voluntary testing program — part of a larger districtwide drug prevention effort — is an opportunity for students to...