Austin City Council candidate Mike Owen on verge of becoming a voter 9/21/2014 5:00 am UTC
District 2 Austin City Council candidate Mike Owen is on track to become registered to
Tolls on interstates? Never say never 9/21/2014 5:00 am UTC
Putting tolls on existing highway lanes is illegal in Texas. Can’t do it.Federal
Community news: Register to vote at Austin public libraries 9/21/2014 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINVoter registration to take place at librariesVolunteers from the Travis County
Following Davis’ revelation, Dawnna Dukes says she had an abortion 9/21/2014 2:17 am UTC
State Rep. Dawnna Dukes of Austin said Saturday that she has had an abortion, an
A day later, Wendy Davis answers Greg Abbott on President Obama 9/21/2014 1:19 am UTC
State Sen. Wendy Davis on Saturday answered the question that Attorney General Greg Abbott posed
Poverty simulation makes impression on Austin City Council candidates 9/20/2014 11:28 pm UTC
Mandy Dealey has worked as a community advocate for more than 30 years and served
Fire chief has daughters, future son-in-law on taxpayer-funded payroll 9/20/2014 10:47 pm UTC
For Florencio Soliz, his two daughters and his future son-in-law, working for the taxpayer-funded Travis
PolitiFact: Mondays might be meatless, but they still have protein 9/20/2014 10:00 pm UTC
Texas’ agriculture commissioner calls one veggie-based dietary awareness campaign in public schools an activist movement
Human rights groups decry family detention centers 9/20/2014 10:00 pm UTC
Human rights groups last week denounced the detention of immigrant families at two recently opened
Sen. Ted Cruz Again Answers Whether He Will Run for President 9/20/2014 9:03 pm UTC
Texas Senator Ted Cruz predicted a field of Republican candidates vying for the GOP position in the 2016 Presidential election could be set as early as January, 2015.“I think it is likely that we w
Boy’s photos raise questions of possible reporting delay 9/20/2014 9:02 pm UTC
Colton Turner had been dead for more than two months before pictures of the badly
GM Recalls 221,558 Sedans For Fire Risk 9/20/2014 8:20 pm UTC
General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.The recall
Funeral Services For Sheriff Deputy Jessica Hollis Set 9/20/2014 7:07 pm UTC
Funeral services have been set for the Travis County Sheriff Senior Deputy that was swept away in Thursday’s floodwaters.According to Cook Walden / City Park Funeral Home, visitation will be held o
John Cornyn: Dysfunctional Congress a ‘miserable experience’ 9/20/2014 6:43 pm UTC
Acknowledging that Congress is dysfunctional, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn laid a large measure of
TribFest: Sen Cruz Talks About Handling Of ISIS 9/20/2014 6:28 pm UTC
AUSTINTexas Senator Ted Cruz said Saturday that President Obama's foreign policy approach in dealing with the terrorist group ISIS was more “photo op” than real policy. “One of the real challenges
Report Of Gunman Prompts SWAT Search Of NB Hospital 9/20/2014 5:18 pm UTC
A report of a gunman in a New Braunfels hospital caused some tense moments Saturday morning.According to New Braunfels Police Chief John McDonald, a call was received at approximately 11:15 a.m. of
Second Man Arrested Trying To Enter White House 9/20/2014 4:53 pm UTC
The Secret Service says a man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper made it all the way into the building.Secret Service spokesma
Fire Captain Injured In Ice Bucket Challenge Dies 9/20/2014 3:30 pm UTC
A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an “ice bucket challenge” has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider
Barton Creek, Lady Bird Lake reopen to boats at noon 9/20/2014 3:24 pm UTC
The boat ban on Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek will expire at noon today
Pistol-Packing Pastor Stops Thief 9/20/2014 2:16 pm UTC
A pistol-packing pastor in Baytown, TX, got tired of having his packages stolen from his front porch, so he did something about it.He used a surveillance camera and waited for the thief to strike a
Rainy Saturday, clear Sunday expected 9/20/2014 2:11 pm UTC
A fog advisory remains in effect for the Austin area Saturday morning until 11 a
Turkey: 49 ISIS Hostages Have Been Freed 9/20/2014 1:00 pm UTC
Turkey hasn't elaborated on what it did to secure the release of 49 hostages by the Islamic State militant group.The state-run Anadolu Agency reports no ransom had been paid and “no conditions were
Chrysler Recalling Nearly 189,000 SUVs 9/20/2014 12:19 pm UTC
Chrysler is recalling nearly 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.The recall covers some 2011 models with 3.6-lite
New Indictment Against Ex-BP Exec 9/20/2014 11:19 am UTC
A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Friday's superseding ind
Copperas Cove Man Reported To Be White House Intruder 9/20/2014 10:39 am UTC
Secret Service agents have been walking shoulder to shoulder across the North Lawn of the White House this morning, apparently combing the turf for anything that may have been dropped by a man who
Kelso: Texas-sized shovel worth the road trip to San Antonio 9/20/2014 5:09 am UTC
This bulletin is just in, if you can dig it: Texas is now the home
PolitiFact: Recaps of recent fact checks 9/20/2014 5:00 am UTC
TED CRUZStatement: The Islamic State group is “right now crucifying Christians in Iraq, literally
Community news: School for Deaf hosts public events 9/20/2014 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINSchool for Deaf hosts public eventsThe Texas School for the Deaf
Achievements: Teens earn Eagle Scout rank 9/20/2014 5:00 am UTC
Students earn Eagle Scout awardThe following students have earned the rank of Eagle Scout
Average Hays County tax bill to rise $45 9/20/2014 5:00 am UTC
The Hays County Commissioners Court last week adopted a $157 million budget, up 2.6
Former UT men’s athletic director DeLoss Dodds savoring retirement 9/20/2014 5:00 am UTC
After more than 30 years as University of Texas men’s athletic director, DeLoss Dodds
Domestic Violence Hotline to benefit from NFL partnership 9/20/2014 3:12 am UTC
At a press conference on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a multimillion dollar partnership with the Austin-based National Domestic Violence Hotline which will help the organization
Man charged with attempted rape of 13-year-old girl 9/20/2014 2:47 am UTC
A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday after a 13-year-old girl told police he tried to
More than $10,000 raised for Colton Turner's funeral 9/20/2014 2:42 am UTC
An online campaign to fund Colton Turner's funeral has raised more than $10,000. Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home tells FOX 7 that local business are covering those expenses and that Colton's family
Few fireworks in first Texas governor's debate 9/20/2014 1:30 am UTC
Democrat Wendy Davis went after Republican Greg Abbott over defending deep classroom spending cuts and his record on women in the first governor's debate in Texas in nearly a decade.
Rollingwood police officer swept into flood waters released from hospital 9/19/2014 11:25 pm UTC
A Rollingwood police officer swept into flood waters has been released from the hospital.
Big Tex put in place in Fair Park 9/19/2014 11:08 pm UTC
Texas is preparing for the State Fair next week and it's not complete without its biggest icon.
Deputy Jessica Hollis' body recovered in Lake Austin 9/19/2014 11:07 pm UTC
Search crews found the body of Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis Friday afternoon in Lake Austin. She was swept away by flood waters while checking on a low water crossing just before 2 a.
New charges for man arrested for attempted kidnapping 9/19/2014 10:57 pm UTC
There are new charges for a man arrested Thursday for attempted kidnapping. Rodolfo Martinez is now charged with attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Austin Couple Escapes Hurricane Odile's Aftermath 9/19/2014 10:35 pm UTC
An Austin couple is home after being stranded in Mexico. The two were vacationing in Mexico when Hurricane Odile slammed their beachfront resort.The first five days of Dan Baker and Sue Umbarger's
APD arrests serial cell phone thief 9/19/2014 10:34 pm UTC
The Austin Police Department has arrested a man suspected of stealing cell phones at various clubs in the 6th Street area. The suspect has been identified as Freedom Machado.
New Details In Death Of TCSO Senior Deputy 9/19/2014 9:56 pm UTC
It was a touching tribute to a woman who went to work Wednesday night
Few Fireworks In First Texas Governor's Debate 9/19/2014 9:10 pm UTC
Democrat Wendy Davis went after Republican Greg Abbott over defending deep classroom spending cuts and his record on women in the first governor's debate in Texas in nearly a decade.Abbott on Frida
Man Searches For Hero Who Saved His Son 9/19/2014 9:00 pm UTC
There's a hero among us. A man wants to tell her thank you, the problem is he doesn't know who she is.
Texas backs off sales of alcohol at some gun shows 9/19/2014 8:28 pm UTC
After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions such as a ban on sale
Long lines for new iPhone 9/19/2014 5:56 pm UTC
Rain didn't keep hundreds of Apple fans from lining up to get their hands on the new iPhone. At the Apple Store at The Domain the line stretched for several blocks for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.
APD: Man Stole Cell Phones At Downtown Austin Nightclubs 9/19/2014 5:49 pm UTC
Police say they've arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly stealing cell phones at various nightclubs in Downtown Austin.Freedom Machado, 27, is charged with possession of a controlled substance,
Baylor student board OKs concealed guns on campus 9/19/2014 2:21 pm UTC
Baylor University's student senate has approved a resolution that would allow students and others who have concealed handgun permits to carry their guns on the Waco campus.
GOP's Abbott, Democrats' Davis Face Off In Debate 9/19/2014 11:18 am UTC
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas governor will debate their positions in a South Texas setting. On Friday, Republican Greg Abb
Sheriff: Body Of Missing Travis Co. Deputy Found 9/19/2014 7:49 am UTC
4 p.m. UPDATE: Sheriff Greg Hamilton at the scene said they have recovered the body of 35-year-old Jessica Hollis.Police say Hollis' body was found in Lake Austin, not too far from the mouth of the
Rain comes with fear for Onion Creek flood victims 9/19/2014 3:50 am UTC
Many of those who experienced last year's devastating Halloween floods are still rebuilding their lives and with rain comes fear.
Driver rescued off of Platt Lane 9/19/2014 3:11 am UTC
A driver had to be rescued off of Platt Lane Thursday afternoon. Emergency responders were called to the scene just before 3 p.m.
Contempt case reopened against Perry prosecutor 9/19/2014 2:47 am UTC
The special prosecutor handling the felony indictment against Gov. Rick Perry is himself facing legal trouble after a court ruling cleared the way for a criminal case to be filed against him.
Travis County deputy missing in western Travis County 9/19/2014 1:32 am UTC
The Travis County Sheriff's Office says it has suspended the search for a missing deputy because of weather and crews will return at 7 a.m. The Sheriff's Office says security will remain in the area.
Austin-bound JetBlue flight makes emergency landing 9/19/2014 1:03 am UTC
An Austin-bound JetBlue flight makes an emergency landing at Long Beach Airport this morning.
No one hurt in hazmat incident in Round Rock 9/18/2014 11:39 pm UTC
A gas leak in Round Rock off Double Creek Drive. The leak was eventually contained. No one was hurt.
Ground breaking at special Texas A&M medical complex 9/18/2014 10:49 pm UTC
If a viral pandemic outbreak happens or a bio terrorism attack takes place, lifesaving vaccines will soon be made at a special medical complex at Texas A&M.
15-year-old boy stabbed at Bastrop High School 9/18/2014 8:02 pm UTC
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed at Bastrop High School Thursday morning. The school was placed on lockdown for hours while police searched for the suspect.
Heavy rain pounds Austin 9/18/2014 5:36 pm UTC
Thursday morning the rain was heavy and relentless. It poured throughout central Texas, flooding roads and closing them. Lightning strikes hit several different homes in Austin, which started fires.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Staples to resign 9/18/2014 3:32 pm UTC
State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says he's leaving office to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association.
Details revealed about Meagan Work's home life 9/18/2014 4:05 am UTC
A 17-page report paints a disturbing picture of Meagan Work's childhood.
Del Valle cheerleader raising money for London parade performance 9/18/2014 3:30 am UTC
A Del Valle High School cheerleader says she earned a major honor and the opportunity to travel to London but she's asking for a little help to get there.
Historic drought far from over 9/18/2014 3:24 am UTC
We may have some rain in the forecast but the historic drought is far from over. Some say by December, this could be the worst drought ever while others say we're already there.
Concerns after Wimberley student bitten by bat 9/18/2014 3:06 am UTC
There are some health concerns in Wimberley after a junior high student was bitten by a bat. FOX 7 has learned it's believed the bat tested positive for rabies.
Texas Disability Issues Forum 9/18/2014 2:33 am UTC
A group of Texans with disabilities and their allies say this November's election is very important to people with disabilities. Several groups are organizing a forum for next Wednesday where candi
Another judge recuses self from Greg Kelley case 9/18/2014 2:25 am UTC
Another judge has recused himself from the Greg Kelley case. In July, Kelley was convicted of forcing a four-year-old boy to perform a lewd act.
Police tase Stony Point High student 9/18/2014 2:24 am UTC
Police say they were forced to tase a Stony Point High School student Tuesday because he became “out of control.”
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals throws out improper photography law 9/18/2014 2:24 am UTC
If a person take a picture of someone in public and uses it for their own sexual gratification, it's legal. The state's highest criminal court says that behavior is protected under the constitution.
Local choir teacher arrested 9/18/2014 2:09 am UTC
Former Hendrickson High School choir teacher Steven Anderson was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Anderson is facing a charge of solicitation to commit sexual assault.
Troopers identify woman killed in Bastrop County crash 9/17/2014 11:01 pm UTC
State troopers have identified the woman killed in Tuesday's crash in Bastrop County as another woman who was traveling on the road at the same time as the accident talks about what happened.
Exclusive interview with Meagan Work 9/17/2014 10:52 pm UTC
FOX 7's Noelle Newton describes the exclusive interview she was able to get with the mother of two-year-old Colton Turner.
Police still looking for Greenbelt attacker 9/17/2014 10:52 pm UTC
Austin police are still searching for two suspects who stabbed a man in Southwest Austin.
**UPDATE** "Sunglasses Robber" arrested 9/17/2014 10:38 pm UTC
Arthur Earls Jr., a.k.a the "Sunglasses Robber", was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
*UPDATE* Additional information in North Travis County officer involved shooting case 9/17/2014 9:38 pm UTC
The Travis County Sheriff's Office has released additional information in the North Travis County officer involved shooting on September 8th. FOX 7 reported last week and now Sheriff's Detectives s
Governor Perry criticizes Mexico border "failure" 9/17/2014 5:28 pm UTC
In a sharp criticism of Mexico's "failure" on immigration and crime policies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts o
Groups want military grade weapons out of schools 9/17/2014 3:42 am UTC
Schools armed with military grade weapons. It's happening right here in Texas and a coalition of advocacy groups want it stopped.
Elementary school put on lockdown 9/17/2014 2:48 am UTC
Sunset Valley Elementary School was put on lockdown this afternoon, as police searched for a suspected gunman. Police were finally able to locate the suspect and the school's operations returned to
Police on lookout for drainage tunnel assault suspect 9/17/2014 2:48 am UTC
Austin police are searching for the suspect in an assault Monday night in some drainage tunnels on Barton Springs Road. It happened around 11 p.m.
New information about CPS case history involving Colton Turner 9/17/2014 2:48 am UTC
According to the Cedar Park Police Chief, CPS had four cases involving the two-year-old, two of which were open when officers found Colton's body in a shallow grave last week. The agency speaks out
Capital Area Food Bank gets check from H-E-B 9/17/2014 2:48 am UTC
If you made a donation to H-E-B's Help End Hunger Campaign when you were buying your groceries this summer, you helped provide more than half a million meals to Austin residents. Today the Capital
Travis County grand jury clears APD officers in shooting 9/17/2014 2:48 am UTC
A Travis County grand jury has cleared four APD officers in the shooting death of an Austin man last year. 54-year-old Dennis Babelay was shot and killed by police on April 23, 2013.
One person killed in collision on Hwy 290 just east of Hwy 21 9/17/2014 2:32 am UTC
?One person was killed after a rock flew straight through a windshield and another person is in the hospital. DPS says the driver who caused the crash wasn't paying attention.?
State school board battle over new Texas textbooks 9/17/2014 2:19 am UTC
The state has not approved new history textbooks for school districts to purchase since 2002. But some of the books under consideration are being described as propaganda that exaggerates the influe
Darrell K Royal Research Fund event raises more than $1 million for Alzheimer’s research 9/16/2014 9:03 pm UTC
“Links Lyrics” was held at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. It featured Vince Gill and raised $1,050,000.
$5,000 reward offered for Most Wanted fugitive 9/16/2014 9:03 pm UTC
The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arr
Red Band Society strikes a chord with local cancer patients 9/16/2014 5:17 pm UTC
The new FOX show Red Band Society is about a group of teens who become friends while they're patients at a hospital. Some FOX 7 viewers, along with a few teens who have spent time in the hospital,
UPDATE: Police Seek Man Wanted In Storm Drain Assault 9/16/2014 5:12 am UTC
UPDATE: September 19The Austin Police Department is seeking the public's help to locate a suspect who assaulted a 45-year-old man.Police say the assault happened on Monday September 15 in the 800 b
Cats thrown from cars 9/16/2014 3:55 am UTC
Two cats were thrown from two different cars within days of each other. Both cats were rescued and taken to an animal shelter.
New form of marijuana hitting streets of Austin 9/16/2014 3:26 am UTC
There is a new form of marijuana hitting the streets of Austin and it has federal and local authorities worried. It may become a bigger problem than what lawmen faced when meth hit the streets.
Text bubble anxiety 9/16/2014 3:24 am UTC
Your cellphone is causing you anxiety at least according to some mental health experts. Apparently the time in-between text messages can have both physical and mental effects.
Friend of Colton Turner's mother speaks out 9/16/2014 2:59 am UTC
Brianna Spieldenner says she was Colton's godmother and the first person to hold Colton. She considered Colton's mother, Meagan Work, to be her best friend.
Peterson case raising questions about corporal punishment 9/16/2014 1:29 am UTC
Corporal punishment is now coming under fire after Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring one of his children. This case is being seen as a double standard to many.
Texas regents exclude lawmakers from inquiry 9/16/2014 1:18 am UTC
University of Texas System regents have rejected attempts by two state lawmakers to monitor all interviews during an independent investigation into school admissions.
Colton Turner vigil draws hundreds, despite the rain and cool air 9/16/2014 12:31 am UTC
The air was chilly and the rain was fallingbut the crowd only grew.Varsha Megha is a Cedar Park mother of 8.
Home videos show Colton Turner spending time with parents 9/16/2014 12:30 am UTC
Home movies, released to FOX 7 by Colton Turner's family members, show the 2-year-old spending time with his parents.
Austin kicks off weird homes tour 9/16/2014 12:28 am UTC
Austin is known for being weird, now our city is embracing it even more.It's been a year in progress but Saturday the first Austin weird homes tour kicked off.
Local Texas Tech students laid to rest 9/16/2014 12:28 am UTC
Two local Texas Tech students killed in a car crash were remembered today at their funeral service. Siblings Kylie and Ryan Murphy died in the crash last week in Burnet county.
I-35 fatal crash 9/16/2014 12:25 am UTC
A man is dead after an SUV rear ended a semi-truck on I-35 this morning. It happened around 3:30 on Southbound I-35 between Riverside and Woodward.
New details in the death of two-year-old Colton Turner 9/15/2014 11:30 pm UTC
Austin Police want access to Meagan Work's Facebook account. On Monday a judge signed off on a search warrant where police say Work has pictures that show alleged abuse. It's part of the ongoing in
City Council candidate's ride share proposal 9/15/2014 11:03 pm UTC
Councilman Chris Riley pitched a plan Monday that he claims will allow companies like Uber and Lyft to move out of the shadows and into the mainstream.