Austin Local News

Austin City Council is considering changes to Lamar Beach Park on Ladybird Lake. Council had created a Lamar Beach Master Plan to make the area more efficient for people, including losing the west Cesar Chavez loop by Austin High and putting in new traffic signals for traffic...
Coming off of a year in which Central Texas experienced more than one devastating flood, it might come as a surprise to some that multiple counties are now experiencing a rapid uptick in widlfire danger. On Friday, two brush fires ignited in Bastrop County, and while one was...
In partnership with the White House, the Austin Police Department will use Nextdoor.com to poll verified residents on various topics of importance to their communities and the city. Through Nextdoor, APD will poll more than 550 neighborhoods across Austin and analyze the results...
A man has been arrested after the Texas Department of Public Safety says he was caught climbing on scaffolding outside the Texas State Capitol. Police say 26-year-old Devin Tung Luu was found behind a chain link fence outside the building around 3 a.m. Saturday. According to an...
Protesters surrounded the Williamson County courthouse Saturday night as men and women dressed in Southern garb danced inside for the "Old South Ball." The Williamson County Museum organized a Civil War era themed dance that goes along with other gatherings geared to learning...
If you haven't registered to vote, it's not to late. Monday, February 1st is the last day to register in order to vote in the Primary Election in March. Texas Sec. Of State Carlos Cascos, advises anyone who has yet to register, or needs to update address information should...
Blac Chyna, a former model and current actress, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for public intoxication and possession of drugs, according to Austin police. Officers took her into custody Saturday evening around 6:30p. Blac Chyna, legally known as Angela...
The Junior League of Austin’s FIT, Food In Tummies, program kicks off a healthy 2016 with a pep rally and weekend backpack distribution at Baty Elementary. FIT aims to combat childhood hunger in the Del Valle Independent School District by providing backpacks filled with...
After a day of deliberating, the jury in Crouch v. Linton has reached a verdict. The civil trial of Bobby Crouch versus Patrick Linton closed with the jury awarding Crouch damages in the amount of $865,000 in punitive damages for pain and suffering. Cyclists and motorists now...