Austin Local News

The biking community has its own thoughts on the report on distracted driving to be sent to the Austin City Council. Some drivers are balking at the thought of it being illegal to hold their mobile devices. The Distracted Drivers Study Group is recommending a hands-free...
A Central Texas reporter has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a man in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night near Bastrop. DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera says 28-year-old Suzanne Hodgson, a reporter for the Smithville Times, was driving drunk and speeding...
The faith community in Austin continues their efforts to advocate for helping the flood of unaccompanied migrants at the Texas border. Jacob Cortez with Austin Interfaith says efforts are already underway to find housing for the kids and families here, "We'll be communicating a...
After one man dies and another is taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning, the city of San Marcos has issued the following statement: San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell has issued a warning about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide in confined spaces suspected in two...
Residents of southwest Austin got to have their say last night on the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest. The proposed tollway would run from FM 1626 in Hays County to the end if southern end of Mopac over some of the most environmentally sensitive land in the area. The Texas...
According to Detective Jarrett Crippen, someone is tossing large rocks onto cars on northbound I-35, between 2:00 and 4:30 a.m. He says the first serious case was back on June 14 and it looks like the person was on the upper deck or the frontage road, throwing rocks onto the...
If you’re trying to sell a house in Austin, you’ll find a buyer faster than you will anywhere else in the country. That’s according to a study by California-based Zip Realty. The company’s Stacey Corso says of the 23 metro areas surveyed, when it comes to selling a home, Austin...
Travis County's budget for next year may end up being $45 million more than the last one, and i t looks like taxpayers may pay an additional $46.00 a month in taxes. The 2015 budget totals $901.7 million, more than a 5 percent increase from 2014. It’s part of preliminary budget...
A Central Texas family is one of more than 800 American families caught in an international adoption struggle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Smetana's have been fighting to bring home their son, Henry, who is stuck in Limbo after the DRC halted all international...