Austin Local News

Police leaders in Austin want to add more than 400 officers to the force over the next five years, which is more than double what city officials anticipated adding just a year ago. Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay tells the Austin American-Statesman a goal is to double the amount...
A local non-profit is helping thousands of needy kids get the things they need to go back-to-school. According to Manos de Cristo: Austin nonprofit agency Manos de Cristo is set to help thousands of Central Texas children, Pre-K through 5th grades with this year’s annual Back-to...
Capital Metro is sitting on about $30 million unspent dollars, thanks to higher than projected sales tax revenues. The agency, according to reports is planning on buying more rail cars, more vans for van pool and more MetroAccess vehicles. Transportation analyst Mike Dahmus says...
LEANDER -- At a park in Leander Sunday, a bench built to resemble a stack of Legos was dedicated to Colton Turner , the two-year-old boy who was found in a shallow grave last year. People gathered to remember Colton by dedicating the Colton Turner Pelfrey Memorial Bench at...
Austin police have quietly introduced a plan to add 410 officers over the next five years – more than double the amount of officers that city officials anticipated adding just one year ago. The rough blueprint for next year’s city budget includes funding for the first 82 of...
Police are investigating whether an 18-year-old Texas pet shop worker who was believed to have been bitten by a cobra took his own life. Austin police Detective Derek Israel says they are investigating Grant Thompson's death as a possible suicide after talking to family members...
State and local health authorities are investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by ingesting contaminated food or water. The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department has confirmed dozens of cases of Cyclospora and is still diagnosing...
Austin Police have started issuing citations in the parks in Greenbelt areas of Austin. From glass containers to off leash dogs, police will be working in pairs to ensure the parks are not only safe but clean as well. However the crackdown is coming with mixed reactions Jorge...
Since July 1, Austin-Travis County EMS has responded to 37 crashes involving pedestrians and automobiles, the service tweeted Saturday. Six of those incidents resulted in fatalities, according to ATCEMS. EMS reminds drivers and pedestrians to remain alert and safe on the...