Austin Local News

FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT The Austin Police Department will be conducting an Extended Labor Day weekend DWI initiative in the Austin metropolitan area. This initiative will be a No Refusal DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from...
They're the words many in Austin have gotten fairly used to hearing: construction on Mopac has been delayed. Seemingly every week a new issue arises, many of which are weather-related, and that's exactly the problem this week, according to the Central Texas Regional Mobility...
Barton Creek, Barton Creek Greenbelt and Barton Springs Pool are closed for safety concerns due to current weather conditions. After reviewing water levels at Barton Creek, and evaluating the safety of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Barton Springs Pool, the Austin Parks and...
UPDATE: A suspect vehicle has been identified in this crash. The vehicle is either a 2009-2011 Mercury Milan, 2009-2015 Ford Fusion or a 2009-2015 Lincoln MKZ. This information was obtained through microscopic paint chips found in the victim’s clothing. The suspect vehicle will...
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,...