Austin Local News

The family of a slain 18-year-old University of Texas student urged mourners at a funeral on Saturday to remember the young woman's joyful life, not just the way it ended. Haruka Weiser's 16-year-old brother Noboru spoke on behalf of the family during the funeral in Beaverton,...
Wednesday morning, a woman was attacked on her way to work at the Driskill hotel. This is the second employee there that has been a victim of an early morning attack in the last two years. “The victim parked her car about 5:15 a.m., started walking towards the hotel,” said...
Texas authorities say a 29-year-old man who charged an officer with knives in his hands was shot and killed by police. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says the Friday night incident appears to be "suicide by cop." Authorities say the male suspect was threatening people with...
UPDATE: This is surveillance video recently obtained from robbery detectives in the Austin Telco FCU case. The video is available for download https://file.ac/uNRTJszuOxY/ On April 22, officers responded to a robbery-in-progress call at the Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, 549...
Effective immediately, the Austin Fire Chief has closed Barton Creek upstream of the Loop 1 (Mopac) bridge due to unsafe conditions in the area from storms that began on April 16. The ban remains in effect through 4 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, and will be re-evaluated at that time.
The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area is announcing our position on Proposition 1, the ride-hailing ballot measure. We join with the advocacy group Our City, Our Safety, Our Choice in opposition to Proposition 1. We urge our members and the public to vote "AGAINST" the...
Helen Tantillo, 59, of Austin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas to serve six months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and pay a $5,000 fine. Tantillo was convicted in January 2016...
Travis County Parks is now taking reservations to visit Hamilton Pool Preserve from May 15, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Historically during this time, visitation exceeds capacity nearly every day and traffic spills out of the Preserve, onto Hamilton Pool Road. This...
The city will hire a consultant to tell the water utility about climate change for their long-range planning. That contract was approved by Austin City Council yesterday. Councilmember Leslie Pool urges her colleagues to pass it. “And if there is even one small piece of this...