Austin Local News

Travis County officials give the greenlight on allowing you to burn legally this week. Travis County Fire Marshall Tony Calloway says rains from the weekend have sufficiently moistened the county. "We feel comfortable that we would be able to get through until next Tuesday and...
The latest gauge reading just moments ago at Barton Creek and Loop 360 read 2250CFS, so effective immediately, we are closing Barton Creek until further notice. Please share this information, as we need to get everyone off the water as quickly as possible. We are also deploying...
Travis County emergency officials are keeping an anxious eye to the sky. More thunderstorms are moving into the Austin area and Travis County officials are keeping a close eye on potential flood conditions. Blake Clampffer with Travis County Office of Emergency Services says...
Lakeway's hands-free ordinance took effect in April of 2015. When signed into law, it contained a provision for first-time offenders which put a cap on the maximum fine they could receive at $100. But city staffers say that was never meant to be a part of the law, so the issue...
Williamson County District Attorney Jana Duty has filed a motion to have a lawsuit filed against her dismissed. That suit, filed by County Attorney Dee Hobbs and supported by numerous business owners in the county, says Duty is unfit for office based on a litany of issues,...
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...