Austin Local News

The remains of Tropical Depression Bill roll through the Austin area and dump more dangerous flooding rains. The national weather service reports seven inches of rain fell in just two and a half hours in Eastern Travis County yesterday afternoon. A few low water crossings near...
The Austin City Council will discuss whether or not they want to push millions more towards fixing problems with the Waller Creek Tunnel project. The project has had it's share of problems, first finding out one of the features violates city ordinances blocking views of the...
NAACP leaders said they will increase efforts to fight racial profiling and excessive force, adding that more dialogue is needed between police departments and communities across the state and country. At the annual state conference, NAACP leadership called attention to what it...
Starting next school year, the Lake Travis district will randomly drug test high school students whose parents have given permission. District officials said the voluntary testing program — part of a larger districtwide drug prevention effort — is an opportunity for students to...
Seven Texas counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration following deadly May storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday urged affected individuals in Cooke, Dallas, Fannin, Grayson, Liberty, Nueces and Walker counties to seek assistance. Overall...
Some Austin City Council members aren't happy with a 3 million dollar project designed to put new signage meant to help tourists make their way through downtown Austin. Council Member Ora Houston says that's a lot of money for signs, "This may be already too far along to stop,...
Austin's Code department is starting to send out teams of inspectors to short term rentals in residential neighborhoods in an effort to clamp down on rowdy renters. Director Carl Smart says other agencies may come on some of those visits, "We're putting together a PACE team, (...
A Travis County Grand Jury has declined to issue any indictments against Austin Police Department (APD) officers Adrien Chopin and Leonardo Cardenas for their actions in shooting at Gene Vela in his apartment in the 2900th block of Cole Street on November 10, 2013. That night,...
Environmental groups are praising the State's latest business success. A renewable energy manufacturer is bringing about 300 new jobs and a substantial investment to Amarillo. On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott touted the tax and regulatory benefits of the State 24hrs later...