Austin Local News

On Monday, Austn Energy announced a settlement had been reached between its largest stakeholders, 18 of which were in support of that settlement. The utility says it will benefit both residential and commercial customers by lowering their base rates for the next five years. The...
FROM SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPT San Marcos Police Department is investigating the drowning death of 4-year-old Dixon Ramirez Valdez (01/07/2012). Officers say two women were working, cleaning apartments at a complex in the 1600 block of Post Rd. on Saturday. They brought their...
The young man rescued from Hamilton Pool Friday August 12, died Saturday Aug. 13, and is identified as Anthony Dorsett, 17 of Harker Heights. On August 12, at approximately 10:20 am Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Hamilton Pool in response to a report of a...
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...