Austin Local News

The preliminary investigation of a car wreck around 1 am on Sunday, February 15th, shows that a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound near the 5800 block of Loyola Lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and hit a tree. A passenger...
A Hays County jury has assessed three life sentences and $30,000 in fines against James Robert Montoya, who was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. The evidence at trial showed that James Montoya abducted a young woman on February 8,...
Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the...
Activists from around the state will descend on Austin tomorrow to speak out for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed - whose execution date of March 5 is less than two weeks away. This is despite the ongoing appeal for extensive DNA testing and the need to examine much of the...
The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order blocking gay couples from obtaining marriage licenses after a lesbian couple wed in Austin. Thursday's ruling doesn't invalidate the marriage of the two women who were allowed to marry hours earlier based on a one-time court...
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state's highest civil court to swiftly halt an order that allowed an Austin same-sex couple to marry. Paxton on Thursday requested that the Texas Supreme Court act on his emergency motion "within the hour." The filing...
Police have arrested the boyfriend of 24-year-old Katie Eager Wednesday night at his family's San Antonio home. In a update to their release Wednesday night, Cedar Park police said Adam Richard Solis was arrested "just before 9:30 p.m." A spokesperson for the Cedar Park Police...
John Hoffman, the LCRA Vice President for Water says the famous 1947 to 1957 drought is no longer the worst on record -- this one is. "This drought has gone on long enough and been severe enough to where it has become the new standard by which we judge drought in Central Texas...
UPDATE: The Cedar Park Police Department is continuing to follow up on additional leads. The deceased woman has been identified as Katie Lanell Eager, 24. Original Information The Cedar Park Police Department responded to a call for service at 12:29 p.m. on February 17, 2015...