Austin Local News

About 60 residents of Zoe’s Place, located at 8007 Burnet Road, were questioned by city, area and state officials for health hazards at the board house. A social worker questioned the conditions after a woman was brought in yesterday with severe bug bites. She had moved to the...
An Austin man has been arrested as part of a sting coordinated out of the Texas Attorney General's office. According to the OAG: The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) today announced the arrest of four suspected child predators following a joint operation between the OAG’s...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is a finalist for the job of police chief in San Antonio. Acevedo released the following statement: In 2007 I arrived in Austin, TX and assumed my current role as Chief of Police. It did not take very long for my family and I to fall in love with...
Austin Firefighters are happy to see new animal oxygen masks on their way to every vehicle in the fleet. The Austin Fire Department's pet oxygen masks are over five years old and need to be replaced. Thanks to a community-wide effort that began earlier this month, enough money...
Two people have died folowing a crash involving at least two vehicles and an 18-wheeler. Austin Travis County EMS reports three people in their 20's were transported to UMC Brackenridge following the crash. Two had CPR in progress. According to Austin police, the 18-wheeler was...
Austin will continue to fluoridate its drinking water after a proposal to end the practice failed before two committees. Members of the Public Utilities Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee took no action Wednesday on the resolution. Councilman Don Zimmerman...
AUSTIN – Presidents and admissions officers at The University of Texas System’s academic institutions will now have a clear set of system-wide guidelines and processes to follow when making undergraduate admissions decisions. The UT System Board of Regents approved an admissions...
With a spike in fatal auto motorcycle crashes in Austin, biking safety experts are calling for bikers and drivers to look out for one another. A biker lost his life on I-35 in Kyle last week and another was killed downtown in July at 4th and Congress when a sedan driver making a...
A man is injured as a Cap Metro train hits an SUV in North Austin last evening. It happened just before 6 last night. A man driving an SUV with a passenger tried to pass the Red Line train by the Howard Station crossing near Mopac, and the train stuck the back end of the vehicle...