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Austin Neighborhoods Council discusses micro-units 4/24/2014 1:26 pm UTC
The Austin City Council recently voted to allow developers to build micro-unit apartments inside the city.
Google Street View lets you travel back in time 4/24/2014 1:11 pm UTC
Now you can look at past Street View images dating back to 2007 on the desktop version of Google Maps.
As Perry visits NY, job funds set for new scrutiny 4/24/2014 12:54 pm UTC
As Gov. Rick Perry visits New York trying to lure more companies to Texas, lawmakers back home are getting ready to again scrutinize his signature job-creating programs.
Dynamic duo jumps from top of world’s tallest building 4/24/2014 12:53 pm UTC
Two base jumpers in Dubai break a world record, jumping from the top of the world’s tallest building: the Burj Khalifa.
77-year-old survives hit by speeding train 4/24/2014 12:38 pm UTC
The 77-year-old retiree is seen walking through a railroad crossing, seemingly unaware of the train which hit him.
'Smack Cam' video under investigation in NE Austin 4/24/2014 12:34 pm UTC
It's a disturbing internet fad that happens all over the world called “Smack Cam,” and now it’s happened in Austin. The victim and the Austin Police Department are not taking it lightly.
Texas House panel meets on Hall impeachment report 4/24/2014 12:31 pm UTC
A group of Texas lawmakers considering whether to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall meets Thursday to review a report on his efforts to oust Austin campus president Bill Powers.
18 UT students arrested, protest possible cutbacks 4/24/2014 11:29 am UTC
At least 18 University of Texas students have been arrested outside the Austin school president's office in a protest against possible staff cutbacks.
Iceberg nearly twice Atlanta’s size breaks away 4/24/2014 11:13 am UTC
It could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter.
City wants ideas on how to save waterfront views 4/24/2014 10:48 am UTC
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Waterfront views in Central Austin demand top dollar, and starting on Thursday the city is hosting an event to make sure … More »
Wearable technology showcased at UT Demo Day 4/24/2014 10:06 am UTC
The Longhorn Startup Program teaches students how create their own business. Thursday students will pitch their invention to dozens of investors.
UT students arrested in sit-in at Powers' office 4/24/2014 9:58 am UTC
Eighteen students have been detained at the University of Texas after staging a sit-in at President Bill Powers' office inside the UT tower.
Candidates for Eanes school board tout extensive volunteer work 4/24/2014 5:00 am UTC
The two candidates for an open seat on the Eanes school board have each done
Five Austin high schools named best in nation 4/24/2014 3:52 am UTC
U.S. News and World Report named five Austin schools on the publication's list of "Best High Schools."
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival kicks off 4/24/2014 3:45 am UTC
There's something funny going on in downtown Austin. On Wednesday the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival kicked-off at the Paramount Theater.
Austin comedian back on stage after attack 4/24/2014 3:44 am UTC
Austin comedian Kat Ramzinski is recovering after she says she was beaten and robbed Sunday.
VA waives $20K debt it claimed widow of WWI survivor owed 4/24/2014 3:36 am UTC
Three weeks ago we told you about a dispute between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the widow of a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Home security systems evolving with technology 4/24/2014 3:16 am UTC
Austin Police will do a security evaluation on your home. You can also go directly to the professionals about the ever-changing ways to make your home safer.
North Austin home burglary caught on camera 4/24/2014 3:04 am UTC
This is surveillance video from inside a home in the Ridge at Scofield Farms neighborhood.
Acevedo interviewed with ICE, staying put in Austin 4/24/2014 2:49 am UTC
On Wednesday evening, an Austin Police Department spokesperson said Chief Art Acevedo interviewed for a position with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the past few weeks.
Ann Richards HBO documentary premieres in Austin 4/24/2014 2:34 am UTC
Ann Richards, only the second female governor in Texas history, was bold and brassy. Bigger than life. Could a movie capture that? HBO thinks they’ve done it with their new documentary.
Parents say STAAR testing puts pressure on students 4/24/2014 2:05 am UTC
Statewide standardized testing is underway and some parents say it's putting too much pressure on younger students.
Veterans group says it was duped by man claiming to be Vietnam vet 4/24/2014 2:00 am UTC
A San Marcos veterans group says they were duped when a man claiming to be a Vietnam veteran came to town last Thursday asking for help.
Former AP reporter shot while covering UT tower shooting dies at age 84 4/24/2014 1:47 am UTC
Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and in
Wendy's employee becomes victim of 'smack cam game' 4/24/2014 1:37 am UTC
A dangerous game that's gaining in popularity with young people is showing up in Austin.
Water still being trucked to Spicewood Beach; construction of well delayed 4/24/2014 1:19 am UTC
The community of Spicewood Beach has had it much worse that most, having no source of water for nearly two years. And they’re still waiting.
Does the Rick Perry grand jury lean Democratic? 4/24/2014 1:10 am UTC
Democrats appear to outnumber Republicans on the grand jury that will consider criminal charges against
Audit: Austin police need clearer policies for evidence disposal 4/24/2014 1:04 am UTC
City auditors have found that the Austin Police Department does not have sufficient controls in
Attorney for Cedar Park candidate questions old warrant from 1997 ticket 4/24/2014 1:01 am UTC
At perhaps a most unfortunate time, Cedar Park City Council candidate “Dr. Mo” Jahadi learned
PISD teacher accused of using racial slur 4/24/2014 12:57 am UTC
A Pflugerville teacher is accused of saying the N-word in the classroom.
Chiropractor challenging five-term incumbent for Cedar Park City Council seat 4/24/2014 12:56 am UTC
Five-term Cedar Park City Council member Lowell Moore says he’s had a front-row seat
Acevedo staying put after interviewing with feds 4/24/2014 12:27 am UTC
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo acknowledged publicly for the first time Wednesday that he recently interviewed to become the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but withdrew his
MoPac construction moving into the fast lane 4/24/2014 12:21 am UTC
Construction on MoPac is about to pick up into high gear. Crews are starting to clear areas so they can install sound walls. They’re also working on bridge expansion at the Enfield exit.
Texas linebacker makes plea to raise funds for mom’s surgery 4/24/2014 12:08 am UTC
Junior linebacker Dalton Santos took to Twitter after finding out Thursday his mother needs open heart surgery. He asked for his followers to help raise money for the surgery.
The Blotter: 18 UT students arrested in protest of job cuts 4/24/2014 12:07 am UTC
18 UT students arrested in protest of job cutsEighteen University of Texas students were
17 students arrested for refusing to leave UT president’s office 4/24/2014 12:04 am UTC
The students were at the office staging a sit-in to protest the shared services proposal, which the university is considering implementing to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
City considers $9M planning contract for new Austin Energy office 4/23/2014 11:56 pm UTC
Austin City leaders will consider a $9 million planning contract next week for a new Austin Energy building.
18 protesters arrested in demonstration against UT’s job-cutting plan 4/23/2014 11:47 pm UTC
Eighteen students were arrested on Wednesday afternoon after they refused to leave the office area
Abbott: Pay teachers bonuses for high exam scores 4/23/2014 11:35 pm UTC
Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.
Man gets five years prison in fatal drunken driving wreck 4/23/2014 11:31 pm UTC
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he killed a
Robert Heard, newsman wounded in UT Tower shooting, dies at 84 4/23/2014 11:23 pm UTC
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo was considered for top ICE job, sources say 4/23/2014 11:16 pm UTC
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo was recently considered to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs
Onion Creek golf club sues insurance company over flood-damaged property 4/23/2014 11:09 pm UTC
Almost six months after the historic flooding in Southeast Austin, owners of the Onion Creek
Shoal Creek to get improved trails, anti-erosion measures 4/23/2014 10:56 pm UTC
Shoal Creek is getting a makeover.An 18-month renovation project will begin Monday on a
Man gets five years prison in deadly drunken driving wreck 4/23/2014 10:45 pm UTC
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he killed a
Special Olympics: Athlete Jordan Svehlak 4/23/2014 10:41 pm UTC
The 2014 Special Olympics USA games are just a few short weeks away, but our local athletes have been training tirelessly for months. Training for this year started back in August, but many of thes
Community Briefing: Austin’s second MetroRapid line gets go-ahead, Georgetown limits lawn sizes for new homes 4/23/2014 10:38 pm UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINSecond MetroRapid line gets go-aheadThe Capital Metro board on Wednesday approved
Special Olympics: Athlete Riley Blatz 4/23/2014 10:38 pm UTC
As a track athlete, you get to love these lanes. Riley Blatz spends hours on this track.
Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease 4/23/2014 10:04 pm UTC
The vast majority of Texas’ commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world.
Georgia law allows weapons in schools, churches and bars 4/23/2014 9:39 pm UTC
Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches,
Officer catches armed robbery suspects as they approach store 4/23/2014 9:16 pm UTC
Two people accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint were arrested by an Austin police officer as they were making their way towards another store, an arrest affidavit said.
Austin City Council explores tiny housing 4/23/2014 8:49 pm UTC
A couple Austin City Council members held a “micro-apartments” discussion Wednesday night.
Police: 10-year-old a suspect in Southeast Austin attempted burglaries 4/23/2014 8:32 pm UTC
Two juveniles, including a 10-year-old, and a 17-year-old have been arrested after police say they
LCRA draws criticism over proposed rate increases 4/23/2014 7:59 pm UTC
The Lower Colorado River Authority wants to increase water rates on cities and farmers.
Officials: Motorcyclist injured in West Austin crash 4/23/2014 7:43 pm UTC
A motorcyclist suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after running into a wall on Bullick Hollow Road
Dog shot by police had animal control history 4/23/2014 3:06 am UTC
The residence of the dog killed by Austin police last week, has a lengthy history of Animal Control calls.
Advocates push for alternatives for non-violent offenders 4/23/2014 3:05 am UTC
Criminal justice advocates are urging state lawmakers to draft new legislation to reduce the number of non-violent criminals sent to prison.
Monsignor wins raffle trip for canonization ceremony 4/23/2014 3:05 am UTC
On April 27, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be granted sainthood by Pope Francis.
San Marcos hotel SWAT situation ends in arrest 4/23/2014 3:04 am UTC
A SWAT situation at a San Marcos hotel ends with one man in custody.
Over a dozen deaths linked to lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons 4/23/2014 3:02 am UTC
More than a dozen deaths are being linked to no air condition inside Texas prisons; something a new report is calling unconstitutional.
Student targeted by "tripping officer" gives her perspective on what happened 4/23/2014 3:00 am UTC
The video has hundreds of thousands of views online. Students charged the field after the Vandegrift High School girls soccer team won state and an officer wasn't too happy about it.
Fate of Jovita’s restaurant in question after heroin bust 4/23/2014 1:19 am UTC
Before the chic cafes and vegan eateries, neon lights and traffic, there stood a one-story
The Blotter: Man arrested following SWAT standoff in San Marcos 4/23/2014 12:42 am UTC
SAN MARCOSMan surrenders after 5-hour SWAT standoffA Canyon Lake man was arrested Tuesday
Jonestown hires new police chief James E. Harrison 4/23/2014 12:38 am UTC
After relying on a couple of interim chiefs, the Jonestown City Council has hired James
Murder trial begins in killing at South Austin motel party 4/23/2014 12:34 am UTC
On the stand Tuesday, Ashli Poole said she was sure she saw Arthur Deon Davis
Looking for KXAN? Time Warner switches channel lineup 4/22/2014 9:45 pm UTC
Time Warner Cable is launching a new theme-based lineup in the Austin area on Wednesday.
Perry making 2nd job-poaching trip to New York 4/22/2014 1:33 pm UTC
Gov. Rick Perry is making a second trip to New York, hoping to convince employers there to move to Texas.
ACL releases 2014 lineup 4/22/2014 1:21 pm UTC
Back for its 13th year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is making a return to Austin's Zilker Park, and this year's lineup features some of the top names in music.
Georgetown city council to vote on limiting lawn size 4/22/2014 2:33 am UTC
Lakes in Central Texas continue to shrink because of the drought. Tuesday members of the Georgetown city council will vote on a plan to reduce the amount of grass that can be used for new homes.
APD responds to criticism over fatal dog shooting 4/22/2014 2:26 am UTC
Austin police are responding to criticism over a fatal dog shooting.
Rash of vandalism in Williamson County under investigation 4/22/2014 2:20 am UTC
There's been a rash of vandalism in Williamson County. Police think its young gang kids. The vandalism is focused in downtown Taylor.
One dead in North Austin apartment fire 4/22/2014 2:15 am UTC
A fire at an apartment complex in North Austin has left one person dead and several residents displaced Monday morning.
Suspected bank robber arrested after carjacking attempt 4/22/2014 1:39 am UTC
Austin police say they've arrested a wanted bank robber, but only after he attempted to carjack a woman in south Austin.
Texas search group sues FAA over drone use 4/22/2014 12:09 am UTC
A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to set aside an order prohibiting the nonprofit organization from employing
Georgetown officer seen in video tripping, pushing students as they rush field 4/22/2014 12:09 am UTC
Video shows a Georgetown police officer tripping and pushing students as they rush the field seconds after a high school state soccer game ends.
Wish comes true for 9-year-old battling MS 4/21/2014 3:18 am UTC
A nine-year-old boy battling a life-threatening disease took his battle to the race track Sunday.His elementary school in Georgetown fulfilled his wish of becoming a racing driver.
Easter in Austin a little different due to flood cleanup 4/21/2014 3:17 am UTC
The devastating Halloween flood in Austin is still having a big impact on our city even though it's been 6 months.
Easter mass at St. Mary 4/21/2014 3:16 am UTC
Hundreds attended a special Easter Mass at Saint Mary Cathedral todayBishop Joe Vasquez took part in today's celebration at the downtown cathedral.
Twin boys fight off carjacker 4/19/2014 2:56 am UTC
Police in San Antonio are crediting twins for stopping a kidnapper. The children were in their car when a random stranger jumped in and drove away with three boys, 7-year-old twins and a 1-year old
After city decision, Austin breweries ready to put 'tasting rooms' to use 4/19/2014 2:13 am UTC
Ben Sabel with Circle Brewing Company in Austin says when they opened up shop three and a half years ago, something was clearly missing. "So we couldn't sell a drop of beer on site so we had to giv
Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg 4/19/2014 12:34 am UTC
Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.
Park closures put damper on Easter tradition 4/18/2014 10:11 pm UTC
Some Austin families will have to do without an Easter tradition this year because of the Halloween flooding in South Austin. It's been six months since the Halloween floods and Richard Moya Park i
First responders serve McDonalds for good cause 4/18/2014 10:10 pm UTC
Many first responders from the Austin area served people Friday but not in their usual way. With the help of the 100 Club, firefighters, police officers and first responders helped serve food at va
More charges added in South By Southwest crash 4/18/2014 8:34 pm UTC
A driver already charged with capital murder now is facing additional charges weeks after he plowed into a late-night crowd during the South By Southwest festival in Austin.
Abbott: Armed school employees OK under Texas law 4/18/2014 8:31 pm UTC
Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren't violating state law.
Rollingwood police bust mail theft ring 4/18/2014 7:57 pm UTC
Rollingwood police say they've taken down a mail theft ring that has been preying on residents in Western Travis County for a year. One of the victims is out $40,000. Officer Joel Martin has a box
Burnet Middle School students return to class after third bomb scare 4/18/2014 7:27 pm UTC
Burnet Middle School students have returned to class after they were evacuated due a bomb threat. It's the third threat the school has received in less than two weeks.
One dead in motorcycle accident 4/18/2014 5:45 pm UTC
One man is dead after an accident involving a motorcycle Friday morning.
UT won't plug maroon bluebonnets after all 4/18/2014 11:58 am UTC
Maroon bluebonnets will be allowed to remain on the University of Texas campus in Austin after mysteriously appearing in the shadow of the UT Tower.
Austin City Council approves voucher resolution 4/18/2014 11:55 am UTC
Leaders of a Central Texas city have adopted a resolution barring landlords from summarily rejecting applicants who want to use federal vouchers to pay the rent.
Reward offered in murder of homeless man 4/18/2014 3:07 am UTC
Austin homicide detectives are asking for your help to try and solve a homicide from earlier this week. The body of 53-year-old Bart Hollis was found in a drainage ditch Monday afternoon off West P
Austinites weigh in on new UT cologne 4/18/2014 3:04 am UTC
How would you describe the way the University of Texas smells? A new set of fragrances is giving UT a signature scent. We sent FOX 7's Noelle Newton to the streets of downtown Austin to see what pe
Teens face arson charges in South Austin house fire 4/18/2014 2:32 am UTC
Two 14-year-old boys are facing felony arson charges for a fire that destroyed a South Austin home.
Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions 4/18/2014 1:25 am UTC
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.
Police seek suspect in bank robbery 4/18/2014 12:55 am UTC
Austin police are looking for a man they believe robbed a bank Monday in South Austin.
Group opposes Eanes ISD $90M bond proposal 4/17/2014 11:28 pm UTC
It's about dollars, not race. That's how a group in Westlake is defending its opposition to a proposed multi-million dollar school bond. The proposal totals almost $90-million and is for Eanes ISD.
Memorial installed where Courtney Griffin was killed in 2011 4/17/2014 10:14 pm UTC
Drivers along Exposition Boulevard in Austin will now pass a white and red cross where Courtney Griffin was killed in 2011. If you'll recall, a jury convicted Gabrielle Nestande of striking Griffin
Study: Helping with homework won’t improve kids' grades 4/17/2014 3:00 am UTC
Every afternoon, when Estela Southard gets home from her teaching job, she helps her own children with homework. She has two boys, Jared--a 7th grader and 3rd grader Tyson. "She's really good with
No fears as Austin runners head back to Boston Marathon 4/17/2014 2:49 am UTC
More than 260 people were injured. Three lost their lives as two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year. Austin runner Talaya Frazier was there. "It's a momen
Burglaries in Austin down but prevention still needed 4/17/2014 2:06 am UTC
Chilling video captures a Houston burglar peering into a crib while the baby is sleeping. What would you do if you discovered someone had been in your home? Many people have an indoor alarm system, or

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