Austin ISD board calls for assessment on student equity 3/31/2015 4:15 am UTC
The Austin school board on Monday night agreed to perform a comprehensive assessment to determine
AISD considers studying school inequalities 3/31/2015 3:12 am UTC
The Austin school board Monday night was expected to vote on performing a comprehensive assessment
ACL among major music festivals banning selfie sticks 3/31/2015 2:54 am UTC
If you plan to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year, leave the selfie stick at home. ACL is one of many major music festivals across the country banning selfie sticks.
California firefighter in critical condition after roof fall 3/31/2015 2:39 am UTC
A Fresno firefighter remains hospitalized with severe burns after falling through a roof while battling a house fire.KCRA reports the firefighter remains in critical condition Monday morning at Com
Rally Calls for "Life-Saving Legislation" 3/31/2015 2:38 am UTC
Students, lawmakers and safety advocates will rally at the State Capitol Tuesday, throwing their support behind what they call "life-saving legislation."That legislation aims to curb two issues; te
Fatal crashes worry police after spate of motorcycle deaths 3/31/2015 2:21 am UTC
Austin police have responded to almost twice as many fatal crashes than they did at
APD warning motorcyclists and drivers after four motorcycle fatalities in a week's time 3/31/2015 2:20 am UTC
Four motorcycle fatalities in a week's time, Austin police are encouraging drivers and motorcyclists to look out for one another.
Family of man murdered at Don Dario's speaks with FOX 7 3/31/2015 2:20 am UTC
Police are releasing new details about what led to a fatal shooting at a Southeast Austin restaurant. The victim's niece shares the moments before his death with us.
Man witnesses road rage incident 3/31/2015 2:20 am UTC
An Austin man says he witnessed a violent case of road rage unfolding on Highway 71. It ended with a crash and two people being arrested.
BBQ owners warn Austin City Counci's beef with BBQ could ruin business 3/31/2015 2:20 am UTC
Austin is quickly becoming the barbeque capital. With a growing festival and lines out the door, it's hard to deny that the food is drawing tourists from all over the world. Could a new ordinance p
No-bid 21CT deal a ‘policy fiasco,’ Greg Abbott’s strike force concludes 3/31/2015 2:06 am UTC
A team handpicked by Gov. Greg Abbott to investigate the 21CT contract scandal has concluded
Right to film police under debate in Texas, across nation 3/31/2015 1:19 am UTC
Antonio Buehler has been called a passionate advocate for police accountability and an off-his-rocker agitator
Parents of Austin girl hit by car at bus stop push for changes 3/31/2015 12:28 am UTC
After an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car and seriously injured as she crossed
Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death 3/31/2015 12:01 am UTC
Twenty years after Selena was killed in Texas by her fan club president, the "Queen of Tejano" will be remembered with concerts, lookalike contests and a massive festival in April. Her father has m
Police identify suspect in South Austin restaurant killing 3/30/2015 11:46 pm UTC
Austin police have charged a man with murder after a fatal shooting outside a Southeast
Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic returns to Austin 3/30/2015 11:45 pm UTC
Willie Nelson will bring his legendary Fourth of July Picnic back to Austin for the
Leander police: Student charged with state jail felony for alarm prank 3/30/2015 11:35 pm UTC
This story has been updated to reflect new information from Leander police. An 18-year-old student
Community news: Career Fest on April 7 for high school students 3/30/2015 11:19 pm UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYSOUTH AUSTINCareer Fest for youths on April 7The city of Austin
Arrest made in homicide outside of Don Dario's Cantina restaurant 3/30/2015 11:14 pm UTC
Police have made an arrest in this weekend's murder at Don Dario's Cantina.After a short pursuit Saturday night, police apprehended 38-year-old Jacques DeCarlos Garcia. He's charged with murder and
Vietnam veterans honored at the State Capitol 3/30/2015 11:03 pm UTC
There was a special ceremony Monday morning honoring Texas' Vietnam War veterans on the Capitol grounds.
APD puts physical fitness test in place for officers 3/30/2015 11:03 pm UTC
The Austin Police Department is now requiring its officers to pass a physical fitness test.It's a policy the department has not had before.
It’s not a nudge but a 2x4 for code violators in Austin 3/30/2015 10:57 pm UTC
An Austin Code Enforcement inspection team launched a campaign Monday targeting problems at multifamily apartment complexes.The team is targeting repeat offenders.
Judge is innocent, lawyer says after raid 3/30/2015 10:56 pm UTC
Three days after the home of a Williamson County court-at-law judge was raided by federal
Prosecution Rests Its Case Against Boston Marathon Bomber 3/30/2015 10:23 pm UTC
BOSTON -- Prosecutors have rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with gruesome autopsy photos of the people who died in the 2013 terror attack.Tsarnaev's lawyer said in
Concern Over South MoPac Project Slows Down Decision 3/30/2015 9:55 pm UTC
Keeping things moving could cost West Austin residents their beloved skyline. A proposed project would add express lanes on MoPac between Cesar Chavez and Slaughter Lane. There would also be a flyo
Man Arrested For Murder At SE Austin Restaurant 3/30/2015 9:51 pm UTC
A fight in a parking lot ends with
STAAR Testing Underway As Bill Changing Graduation Requirements Advances 3/30/2015 9:22 pm UTC
Across Texas, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing is underway.Right now all high school seniors in the state must pass it in order to graduate, but a bill heading to th
Police charge man in fatal shooting outside restaurant 3/30/2015 9:16 pm UTC
Austin police have charged a man with murder after a fatal shooting outside of a
Police: Mom Told Daughter To Hide In Dallas Trash Bin, Left 3/30/2015 8:51 pm UTC
GARLAND, Texas -- Dallas police say a woman was arrested after telling her 7-year-old daughter to hide in a trash bin outside a spa and then leaving her. The girl was found nearby 10 hours later.Al
Family Shocked, Wants Change after Another Girl Hit in Intersection 3/30/2015 7:24 pm UTC
Family members of a girl hit and killed by a car ten years ago want change after another girl was hit by a car in the same intersection. A girl under the age of ten was hit by a car while she was r
Capital Metro hits record-breaking ridership during SXSW 3/30/2015 6:54 pm UTC
Capital Metro reports is had record-breaking ridership on its buses and trains from March 13-22. The agency offered extended service to accommodate the estimated 70,000 people in attendance for Sou
Police: Driver punched UT student yielding right-of-way 3/30/2015 6:39 pm UTC
In a world where discourteous drivers fail to wave when someone lets them cut in
Staggering Work Hours To Reduce Austin Traffic Congestion 3/30/2015 6:22 pm UTC
Too many people are clocking 9 to 5 hours in Austin. It puts us all on the same roads at the same times. For many drivers one solution seems simple. "If I could either leave earlier or later," sai
Police: Death of person found in Southeast Austin not suspicious 3/30/2015 5:46 pm UTC
1:20 p.m. update: Police do not think the death of the person found
4 Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Prompt APD Warnings 3/30/2015 5:37 pm UTC
Austin police are busy dealing with a string of fatal motorcycle crashes: three over the weekend a fourth just last week. And today police spoke hoping to stop this trend from continuing.Police sa
Working Out To Make A Difference 3/30/2015 5:37 pm UTC
The Wheel to Survive fundraiser is an indoor cycling fundraiser battling ovarian cancer.
Man Charged In Connection To Weekend Homicide In Southeast Austin 3/30/2015 5:01 pm UTC
A man has been arrested in connection to a weekend homicide that happened in the parking lot of Don Dario's Cantina in southeast Austin. On Saturday night, police were called to 8800 block of S. I-
Man dies after South Austin shooting 3/30/2015 4:43 pm UTC
A man is dead after a shooting in South Austin parking lot Saturday night. The person of interest was taken into custody.
Lawyer: Williamson County court-at-law judge Tim Wright is innocent 3/30/2015 4:18 pm UTC
The Williamson County court-at-law judge whose home was raided by federal agents on Friday night
Motorcyclist dies after crash on FM 2222 3/30/2015 4:12 pm UTC
A motorcyclist is dead following a crash this morning in Northwest Austin. This marks the third fatal motorcycle accident over the past 48 hours.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Washington Man Saves Young Boy From Busy Road 3/30/2015 4:12 pm UTC
FEDERAL WAY, WA (KOMO)-- It's both terrifying and amazing to watch. A little boy running towards a busy road, when a good Samaritan jumps out of his car and saves the boy just before he reaches tra
Body Found In Southeast Austin 3/30/2015 2:33 pm UTC
Austin Police are investigating after a body was found in southeast Austin. Police say the body was found in the 7300 block of East Ben White Boulevard. At this time, police say the death is not co
Annual Cesar Chavez march 3/30/2015 1:42 pm UTC
The work of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez lives on and over the weekend an annual march showed how his efforts continue to inspire. The 14th Annual "Si Se Puede" March happened Saturday along
Popular Austin nightclub closes 3/30/2015 1:42 pm UTC
After seven years, popular Austin nightclub Lanai is closed.
One dead after crash on RM 2222 in West Austin 3/30/2015 1:15 pm UTC
10:30 a.m. update: Police have reopened all lanes of RM 2222 near Bell
Motorcycle crashes leave two dead within 12 hours 3/30/2015 1:10 pm UTC
Two people are dead after accidents involving motorcycles over the weekend. The most recent one happened early Sunday morning in the 14100 block of the I-35 service road near Howard Lane and Wells
Cycling fundraiser to help battle ovarian cancer 3/30/2015 1:04 pm UTC
Hundreds of Austinites are hoping their efforts can help save lives and bring awareness to ovarian cancer so that others can catch it early. They're all participating in Wheel to Survive for the sa
Child hurt in car-bike accident in East Austin 3/30/2015 1:02 pm UTC
A little girl is in the hospital after being struck by a car. Witnesses say a woman was driving along Ledesma St. in East Austin, when the girl was coming down Mason and collided with the car.
Efforts To Find, Identify Remains Continue After Germanwings Crash 3/30/2015 12:56 pm UTC
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- As authorities learn more about the mental treatment received by Andreas Lubitz (an-DRAY'-us LOO'-bihtz), they're also continuing the painstaking effort to identify
Special Easter egg hunt caters to all 3/30/2015 12:46 pm UTC
It was perfect weather for Easter egg hunts over the weekend and one such event in Round Rock was extra special. It was made to cater to all children no matter what challenges they may face.
New campaign to educate about mental health of first responders 3/30/2015 12:44 pm UTC
Mental health issues are a big problem facing fire and EMS workers, but a newly founded campaign, named Code Green, is hoping to help by educating first responders about the signs of PTSD, depressi
Rick Barnes out as UT basketball coach 3/30/2015 12:21 pm UTC
The University of Texas Athletic Department says it and Rick Barnes have mutually decided to part ways. Barnes says he has "no regrets" after 17 seasons as the head coach of the Longhorns men's bas
Review: Texas Rarely Prosecutes Adults When Kids Access Guns 3/30/2015 12:01 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A review finds Texas rarely prosecutes people who fail to secure their guns from children. Gun owners can be charged with a misdemeanor in Texas if they fail to secure their f
Weekend route to access Zilker Park parking lots has changed 3/30/2015 11:55 am UTC
Zilker Park staff is trying out a new idea to cut down on weekend traffic on Barton Springs Road.
2 Bodies Found After NYC Building Collapse 3/30/2015 11:37 am UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the recovery of two bodies, focus has shifted to what caused the explosion and fire that leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings. Mayor Bill de Blasio says someone may hav
Cut fiber optic line blamed for AT&T outage 3/30/2015 11:19 am UTC
AT&T customers are able to make calls again after a massive cell phone outage in Central Texas. According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the disruption was caused when a fibe
UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Gate Crashing At Fort Meade 3/30/2015 11:06 am UTC
UPDATE (2): (CBS NEWS)-- At least one person is dead, after suspects rammed their SUV through a gate at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. Officers opened fire killing one person
Partly sunny skies, high near 80 Monday for Central Texas 3/30/2015 11:02 am UTC
Central Texas should see partly sunny skies along with a high of 80 on Monday
Highway Patrol: 8 Dead, 10 Injured When Florida Van Crashes 3/30/2015 10:15 am UTC
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a passenger van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a can
Texas Lawmakers Delay Debate On In-State Tuition Law Repeal 3/30/2015 10:11 am UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Senate subcommittee has pushed back for a week debate on scraping a law that grants in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States il
One Dead In Crash On RM 2222 3/30/2015 9:58 am UTC
One person has died following a crash in the 7200 block of RM 2222.The crash happened early Monday morning near Vaught Ranch Road. Austin Travis County EMS says the crash involved a motorcycle and
Austin woman dies in Hays car crash 3/30/2015 3:58 am UTC
An Austin woman died in a two-car collision on RM 150 in Hays County early
AT&T has service interruption in Central Texas 3/30/2015 12:39 am UTC
AT&T mobile and wireline phone customers in Central Texas had their service interrupted for
ATF federal agents raid home of Williamson County judge 3/28/2015 5:26 pm UTC
The ATF's federal agents are searching the home of a Williamson County judge. All the ATF will tell FOX 7 is that the warrant they are serving at the judge's home pertains to a possible federal fir
Camp Mabry holds honorary enlistment ceremony for eight-year-old battling rare disorder 3/28/2015 3:48 pm UTC
A New Braunfels boy is not letting his rare disorder get in the way of reaching his goals. Friday his family and soldiers at Camp Mabry gave him a surprise he'll never forget.
Funny guys win big in UT student government election 3/28/2015 3:46 pm UTC
Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu write for The Texas Travesty. It's UT's satirical publication -- kind of like "The Onion." Every year The Travesty runs a couple of candidates in the student go
Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court 3/28/2015 3:45 pm UTC
Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case t
Missing Austin 4th grader found safe 3/28/2015 3:44 pm UTC
AISD Police say a Blanton Elementary School 4th grader, who disappeared Friday afternoon, has been found safe.
Rollover on MoPac leaves driver dead 3/28/2015 2:38 pm UTC
A man is dead after a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning.
Thanks to wet weather, experts predict a big year for wildflowers this season 3/28/2015 2:47 am UTC
The wild flower season is underway. Experts at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center say the recent cold spell has not put a damper on what's expected to be a big year for Bluebonnets.
Woman who robbed a church two weeks ago steals again 3/28/2015 2:44 am UTC
She did it again. Church leaders at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Northwest Austin say the same woman who entered their sanctuary two weeks ago and stole a guitar, has made off with another musical i
Elgin police say citizen's arrest shows relationship with community is on the mend 3/28/2015 2:44 am UTC
Elgin police say a citizen helped them catch a suspect this week.And more importantly, they say the act shows progress in their relationship with the public after years of hostility between police
DMV says truck driver didn't have permit for over-height load 3/28/2015 2:42 am UTC
Thousands of I-35 commuters were stuck in traffic Thursday afternoon after a tragedy on the state's busiest highway.
City announces plans to help ease downtown congestion 3/27/2015 10:56 pm UTC
The city of Austin hope a series of new initiatives will help ease congestion downtown.The plan includes short term improvements and long term goals.
Steer lassos in $60,000 at Rodeo Austin Youth Auction 3/27/2015 10:43 pm UTC
Rodeo Austin took over downtown Friday. The best of the animal breeds were on display at the Texas State History Museum and they went for a lot of cash.
All lanes of I-35 in Salado now open, victim identified 3/27/2015 9:54 pm UTC
TxDOT says that all lanes of I-35 in Salado are now open. DPS has also identified the man killed in the crash as 32-year-old Clark Brandon Davis of Arlington.
Texas DMV: Motor carrier that struck bridge didn't have permit to carry over-height load 3/27/2015 9:51 pm UTC
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles says that based on a review of its records, as well as the inspection report issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, it has determined that the motor
Female corporate leaders look to inspire Austin students 3/27/2015 9:42 pm UTC
An organization of the world’s top female corporate leaders hosted a daylong conference for
Abbott stays noncommittal on sending Guard from Texas border 3/27/2015 6:36 pm UTC
Gov. Greg Abbott remains noncommittal on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops.
New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed 3/27/2015 4:06 am UTC
An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday
Big water main break in North Austin damages Metro Rail line 3/27/2015 3:31 am UTC
A water main break near Parmer Lane is impacting MetroRail service according to Capital Metro officials.
APD officer who took down rampage shooter back on the job 3/27/2015 3:05 am UTC
The day after Thanksgiving last year, a man fired more than 100 rounds at multiple downtown buildings including APD headquarters. According to a map found in his car, he had dozens more targets. Th
Police departments in the area looking to gain strength in numbers with growing population 3/27/2015 12:04 am UTC
It's no surprise new census numbers show the Austin area is now the third largest growing metro area in the United States.With more people comes more chances for crime.
Alternate routes suggested due to I-35 bridge crash 3/27/2015 12:04 am UTC
I-35 is the only major interstate that runs through Central Texas and right between Belton and Jarrell it's a big a parking lot.
Body of student found in marshy area of South Padre Island 3/26/2015 11:05 pm UTC
Police have found the body of a college student who was reported missing following a spring break trip to South Texas.
Some street closures downtown for Texas Relays 3/26/2015 6:00 pm UTC
The 88th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays will last through Saturday, March 28 and a large number of people are expected to attend. In an effort to make the traffic flow smoother, APD is closi
Parking changes at Zilker Park for weekends and holidays 3/26/2015 6:00 pm UTC
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has announced that in an effort to help prevent traffic congestion on Barton Springs Road, traffic flow will be changed on weekend and holidays beginning
New passion after leaving Armed Forces 3/26/2015 3:10 pm UTC
Getting out of the Armed Forces can be a difficult time for many but a local Airborne Ranger decided to put all the passion he felt for the Army into a new business. Tania Ortega has more on Ranger
Texas Senate education leaders mull school voucher plan 3/26/2015 12:30 pm UTC
A Texas Senate education panel is considering a sweeping but divisive voucher plan that would let families get state funding to send their children to private and religious schools.
1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas 3/26/2015 2:25 am UTC
Authorities say one person is dead and multiple others are injured after tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Attorney behind racially-charged stickers says race was not the point 3/26/2015 2:20 am UTC
The "Exclusively for White People" stickers posted around Austin last week are still causing quite a stir. Now the Austin attorney who claims responsibility for posting them is speaking with FOX 7.
Councilmembers back bill encouraging truck drivers to get off I-35, use SH-130 3/26/2015 1:38 am UTC
Some members of the Austin City Council are throwing their support behind a bill that would encourage 18-wheelers to get off I-35 and use SH-130 instead.
Texas ban on distracted driving moving forward 3/26/2015 1:37 am UTC
For the second time, Texas representatives have preliminarily passed a statewide texting and driving ban. Last session the ban made it through the House and the Senate, but Governor Rick Perry veto
Firefighters who died in the line of duty honored at the State Capitol 3/25/2015 11:16 pm UTC
They put themselves in harm's way each day to help us get out alive.Firefighters across Texas came together at the Capitol Wednesday to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Gov. Abbott directs DFPS to implement new child safety measures 3/25/2015 6:28 pm UTC
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Governor Abbott sent a letter to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner John Specia directing the agency to imp
$5,000 reward for Most Wanted Sex Offender 3/25/2015 5:17 pm UTC
The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 29-year-old Floyd Montrel Moore to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information lea
Austin/Travis County ranks among healthiest counties in Texas 3/25/2015 5:17 pm UTC
The annual County Health Rankings has been released and Austin/Travis County ranked high on overall health compared to all participating counties in the state. It ranked 9 out of 237 counties.
FOX 7 EXCLUSIVE: Were Colton Turner abuse reports ignored? 3/25/2015 5:03 pm UTC
Did local police miss an opportunity to save two-year-old Colton Turner? New information shows Colton Turner was on local law enforcement's radar.
Texas lawmakers to hear bill banning gay marriage licenses 3/25/2015 2:09 pm UTC
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages, even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorize
Using spring break to help others 3/25/2015 12:27 pm UTC
For many, spring break is now a memory. But not everyone went away on vacation. Some worked overtime to raise money to help others.