Austin Local News

The City of Austin's Park and Recreation Department endorsed a contract this week to keep the Kinser family running the popular and lucrative South Austin park for another five years. The Kinsers started the Pitch and Putt over 50 years ago and have kept running it, but time has...
Last night the Austin Parks and Recreation board listened to prominent Austinites including former Mayor Bruce Todd and former councilmember Betty Dunkerly laud the achievements of Vic Mathias, the beloved former CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the...
Neighbors near where Deputy Hollis was swept away are already working making sure she is remembered. Neighbors that live along Fritz Hughes Park Road where Deputy Jessica Hollis was swept away say she lost her life trying to protect theirs. Tom Sepio says she was doing her job...
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Republican is making a mockery of the criminal justice system by asking to skip a pretrial hearing. Michael McCrum says Perry is asking for "special favors" to which he shouldn't be...
Peace officers from across Central Texas are expected to gather in tribute to a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who drowned by a flash flood while on duty. The funeral for Travis County sheriff's Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis will be Wednesday at Hill Country Bible Church in...
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Republican is making a mockery of the criminal justice system by asking to skip a pretrial hearing. Michael McCrum tells the San Antonio Express News ( http://bit.ly/1ypVn5T ) that...
Not everyone will be held liable to the new hands-free ordinance that goes into effect in January. Assistant Chief Brian Manley says it will not apply to authorized emergency personnel using portable electronic devices while acting in an official capacity--like law enforcement,...
A teenager was murdered in South Austin last night. Austin Police say 19-year-old Joe Montemayor died at the Travis Park Apartments on Oltorf Street, east of I-35. Officer Surei Scanlon says the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office has determined his cause of death to be a...
The San Marcos Police Department has identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7, 2014 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl. An arrest warrant for attempted kidnapping has been issued for Tenencio Moraga III (DOB 01/07/1983)...