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Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs 8/21/2014 3:21 pm UTC
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.
Another day of 100-degree temps for Central Texas on Thursday 8/21/2014 2:39 pm UTC
9:22 a.m. update: The National Weather Service is warning about dangerous heat index
Project delay could cause problems for school traffic 8/21/2014 12:19 pm UTC
Next week, kids in the Round Rock School District will be heading back to school. But for some students and their parents, it might be a little harder to get there this year due to the Martin Hill
Potential financial aid scam 8/21/2014 12:19 pm UTC
College students are coming in to town to get the school year started and the Better Business Bureau is warning that the need for extra money could cause students to get their identity stolen.
Perry Campaign Funds To Cover Future Legal Costs 8/21/2014 11:37 am UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.  Perry has s
Doctor: No Health Risks From Two Ebola Patients 8/21/2014 11:24 am UTC
ATLANTA (AP) -- A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.  Officials a
Texas Doctor Released From Hospital After Being Treated For Ebola 8/21/2014 10:55 am UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spo
Residents not excited about festival set to boost San Marcos economy 8/21/2014 10:51 am UTC
Float Fest is being talked about as one of the biggest events to hit San Marcos. It is expected to boost the city's economy but it has others worried for their safety.
Perry Will Tap Campaign Account To Pay Attorneys 8/21/2014 9:15 am UTC
by Jay Root, The Texas TribuneAugust 20, 2014Updated Aug. 20, 10 p.m.:  Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay his defense lawyers, will tap campaign funds from now on to compe
Smartphone App Becomes Teacher's Assistant 8/21/2014 9:07 am UTC
Every teacher knows the daily struggle of staying on schedule.  Kristi Hull, a K-1 Teacher with NYOS Charter School in North Austin says, “I think a lot of teachers struggle with it especially in
Investigation Continues Into Man Accused Of Georgetown Church Sexual Assault 8/21/2014 8:35 am UTC
Disturbing allegations of sexual assault at a Georgetown church. Williamson County Sheriff's Office says Marcos Azael Herrera, 23, who they're calling a "preacher", sexually assaulted a four-year-o
Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients 8/21/2014 8:16 am UTC
ATLANTA (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Alison Geist told The Associated Press sh
Uber, Lyft Drivers Still Cited And Impounded In Austin 8/21/2014 4:39 am UTC
The Austin Transportation Department steps up enforcement on Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft. So far in August, more drivers have been cited for operating without the prop
Grassroot effort launched to expand Urban Rail 8/21/2014 3:06 am UTC
Some Austin city leaders started a grassroots effort Wednesday, to try and convince Austinites to vote for a $1 billion transportation bond package this November.
Central Health endorses $270.8 million budget 8/21/2014 2:24 am UTC
The Central Health board Wednesday night approved a proposed $270.8 million budget for 2015
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge 8/21/2014 2:15 am UTC
Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
Constable’s son charged in double slaying near Burnet 8/21/2014 1:50 am UTC
The man charged Tuesday with a double homicide in Burnet County is the son of
Float Fest to bring thousands of tubers to San Marcos River 8/21/2014 1:24 am UTC
On any given weekend during the summer, the San Marcos River is full of people
Officials seek 6-year-old exposed to rabid bat 8/21/2014 12:33 am UTC
Officials are searching for a 6-year-old boy who came into contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies.
Community news: LBJ’s birthday celebrated at library, UT 8/21/2014 12:05 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINPro-rail group kicks off raceLet’s Go Austin, the group formed
Austin school district to decrease tax rate, but bills to go up 8/21/2014 12:01 am UTC
While the majority of Central Texas school districts will keep their tax rates flat, increasing
Rick Perry formally pleads not guilty to felony charges 8/20/2014 11:52 pm UTC
Gov. Rick Perry pleaded not guilty to two felony counts against him and waived his
Liability insurance hinders Cedar Park Band transportation plan 8/20/2014 11:51 pm UTC
High school football without the band? That's the concern for at least one school district.
H-E-B robbery suspect sought 8/20/2014 11:33 pm UTC
Austin police are searching for a man they said robbed a Northwest Austin H-E-B.
Austin fracking disposal firm calls Ohio billboards defamatory 8/20/2014 11:22 pm UTC
An Austin-based company that disposes of contaminated wastewater associated with fracking is suing an Ohio
Kobin's Birthday Wish: Sticker books for children in Texas hospitals 8/20/2014 10:26 pm UTC
An Austin boy has a unique and selfless request this year for his 7th birthday.
Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college 8/20/2014 10:24 pm UTC
The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is
Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration 8/20/2014 10:23 pm UTC
President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.
Sneak Peek Inside Austin's New Homeless Village 8/20/2014 10:20 pm UTC
The 27 acre field in East Austin will soon house many of Austin's chronically homeless.The non-profit Mobile Loaves & Fishes raised about $7 million to fund the project called Community First! Vill
Plan for UT System’s downtown Austin offices grows to $133.1 million 8/20/2014 10:14 pm UTC
The University of Texas System’s once-stalled plan to build a new headquarters in downtown
Child Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted At Georgetown Church 8/20/2014 10:01 pm UTC
Sexually assaulted in a place of worship, that's the allegation that has a man from Georgetown locked up in jail.The Iglesia Evangelical Cristiana Espiritual church sits on a quiet road just outsid
County constable's son charged with capital murder in Burnet County 8/20/2014 9:22 pm UTC
We're learning more details about a double murder in Burnet County Tuesday.
Local law enforcement attends 2014 Texas Robbery Conference 8/20/2014 9:15 pm UTC
Law enforcement from across the country met in Austin Wednesday to learn how to better tackle robbery investigations.
Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea 8/20/2014 8:54 pm UTC
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.
How Central Texas school tax rates will affect your bill 8/20/2014 8:46 pm UTC
Operating budgets and tax rates among Central Texas school districts (listed alphabetically):Austin2013-14 operating
AFD seeks arson suspect 8/20/2014 8:35 pm UTC
The Austin Fire Department is asking for your help to find a suspect who intentionally set a fire in Northwest Austin.
Austin City Council race pits brother against sister in District 3 8/20/2014 8:34 pm UTC
Driving east on Seventh Street, it’s impossible to miss the white-and-green Susana Almanza signs
APD Releases Statement On Viral Facebook Video 8/20/2014 8:29 pm UTC
***Warning: video contains graphic language. You may not be able to view the video on a mobile device.***The Austin Police Department has released a statement regarding a Facebook video that has go
Boy Possibly Exposed To Rabid Bat In Downtown Austin 8/20/2014 7:42 pm UTC
City of Austin health officials say they are looking for an approximately six-year-old boy that came in contact with a bat under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Downtown Austin that has
Media Coverage Of Ferguson, Missouri Becomes Its Own Story 8/20/2014 6:43 pm UTC
Turn on any 24 hour news station and you're going to hear about
APD Seeks Suspect In HEB Robbery 8/20/2014 6:08 pm UTC
Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man wanted in connection to a robbery at a Northwest Austin HEB.
Three injured in Pflugerville crash 8/20/2014 5:51 pm UTC
Two women and a boy were injured in a two-car collision in Pflugerville on Tuesday
Austin Cat Disfigured In Neighbor's Steel Trap 8/20/2014 5:25 pm UTC
His name is Pizza.  The two-year old cat is settling into life as an indoor cat.  It's a big change considering the curious boy likes to roam the great outdoors."So it was normal for him to be out
Singer Sara Hickman Talks Of Past Suicide Attempt 8/20/2014 5:25 pm UTC
When comic actor Robin Williams committed suicide recently, local singer-songwriter Sarah Hickman jumped to his defense and in the process outed herself.
Wimberley Man, 68, Killed In Crash 8/20/2014 5:02 pm UTC
A 68-year-old man from Wimberley was killed in a crash on Wednesday morning. DPS officials say the crash happened around 12:19 a.m. on County Road 1492 one mile south of the city of Wimberley. Offi
Search On For NW Austin Arson Suspect 8/20/2014 4:32 pm UTC
Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify a Northwest Austin arson suspect.The Austin Fire Department says on Saturday, Aug. 16, between 3-4 a.m., the suspect set a fire a 4800 Spi
AFD on lookout for arson suspect 8/20/2014 3:14 pm UTC
The Austin Fire Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who intentionally set a fire in northwest Austin.
Constable’s son Garrett Ballard charged in double homicide in Burnet 8/20/2014 3:06 pm UTC
The man charged Tuesday with a double homicide in Burnet County is the son of
Texas Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea 8/20/2014 2:35 pm UTC
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 pres
Father Of 'Affluenza' Teen Arrested In North Texas 8/20/2014 2:29 pm UTC
The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has been arrested for impersonating an officer.North Richland Hills police say Frederick Anthony Couch is faci
Gov. Perry booked on charges of abuse of power 8/20/2014 1:25 pm UTC
Our state's longest serving governor was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken Tuesday afternoon.
Hot and partly cloudy Wednesday ahead for Central Texas 8/20/2014 11:13 am UTC
Central Texas should see partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday and a high near 97
Man who sued Round Rock police dies 8/20/2014 4:03 am UTC
A Florence man who sued the Round Rock Police Department after his lawyers say he
ADP Chief Acevedo takes ALS ice bucket challenge 8/20/2014 2:52 am UTC
No doubt lately you've seen a number of people you know pouring ice water over their heads in the name of ALS research.
Rick Perry is booked, calls charges ‘baseless’ 8/20/2014 2:42 am UTC
His head held high amid cheers, Gov. Rick Perry was booked into the Travis County
TABC holds public input sessions on sale of alcohol at gun shows 8/20/2014 1:59 am UTC
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is getting an earful about proposed changes that would allow the sale of alcohol during gun shows.A 30 day public input period starts Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Perry arrives for booking on charges 8/20/2014 1:47 am UTC
Governor Rick Perry surrendered himself to county authorities after being indicted last week by a grand jury.
Opponent bows out as Round Rock trustee raises $16,000 for campaign 8/20/2014 12:58 am UTC
Round Rock school board member Terri Romere, publicly censured four times in her first term
Who’s on the Austin City Council ballot for Nov. 4? 8/20/2014 12:42 am UTC
Austin City Council candidatesThe following candidates have qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot:MAYOR
Commissioner Gómez, former Cap Met board chief, joins anti-rail fold 8/20/2014 12:22 am UTC
The city of Austin’s light rail bond proposition has picked up an unexpected foe
Blotter: Austin man charged in fatal Hays County wreck 8/20/2014 12:16 am UTC
HAYS COUNTYAustin man charged in fatal wreckAn Austin man has been charged with
Trader Joe’s recalls almond butter 8/19/2014 9:40 pm UTC
Trader Joe's has recalled its Raw Almond Butters due to the possibility of Salmonella.
Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire 8/19/2014 8:49 pm UTC
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state this weekend after his indictment on charges he abused the power of his office.
LIVESTRONG pledges $50 million to UT for cancer institutes 8/19/2014 8:42 pm UTC
The University of Texas and the LIVESTRONG Foundation are teaming up in the name of cancer care.
78 candidates file to run for Austin City Council 8/19/2014 8:26 pm UTC
The deadline to file to run for Austin City Council has passed. The city reports 78 people have filed to secure a place on the ballot.
Back to school safety: road rules 8/19/2014 7:50 pm UTC
Most Central Texas schools start back next week, August 25th and FOX 7 wants to help keep your kids safe and make sure you know the rules of the road.
Man crashes car into home 8/19/2014 5:30 pm UTC
Police believe a medical condition may have caused a man to crash his car into a North Austin home.
App 'forces' children to answer phone 8/19/2014 3:13 am UTC
A Texas mom has developed a new app that is gaining a lot of attention with parents.
Local law enforcement looks into body cameras following Missouri shooting 8/19/2014 2:37 am UTC
Local law enforcement agencies are paying close attention to what's happening in Ferguson, Missouri especially when it comes to body cameras for police.
CrimeWatch: APD Criminal Interdiction Unit 8/19/2014 2:33 am UTC
Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputies as we've shown you is known for taking down drug traffickers on a big scale. Austin police are doing the same thing
Round Rock PD: Man robs ice cream store 8/19/2014 2:33 am UTC
Round Rock police are looking for a man who robbed an ice cream store Sunday night.
Deficiencies cited in drowning deaths of 2 foster children 8/19/2014 1:33 am UTC
Deficiencies have been cited in the drowning deaths of two foster children at Lake Georgetown.
Date set for Perry’s arraignment hearing 8/19/2014 1:32 am UTC
A court date has been set for Governor Rick Perry.
Coroner identifies Texas woman killed by stray bullet 8/18/2014 9:13 pm UTC
Authorities in northeast Georgia have identified a Texas woman who was fatally struck by a stray bullet.
Police: Woman stole so she could see boyfriend in jail 8/18/2014 7:01 pm UTC
Police say a Cedar Park woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a $3.99 bottle of wine because she wanted to see her boyfriend in jail.
Attorneys to set up time for Perry to be arraigned 8/18/2014 11:38 am UTC
Governor Perry could turn himself in today after being indicted for abusing his powers. The special prosecutor in the case plans to meet with the governor's attorney and the judge later today to ar
Road closures in Leander as police recreate deadly accident 8/18/2014 11:05 am UTC
Expect road closures in Leander today while police recreate the scene of a deadly accident. The intersection of CR 2243 and the northbound 183 frontage road will be closed starting at 6:45 a.m.
A breakdown of the charges filed against Gov. Rick Perry 8/18/2014 2:39 am UTC
Travis county criminal defense attorneys said the wording of the indictment filed against Gov. Rick Perry can say a lot about the case.
City of Taylor find time capsule in old building 8/17/2014 3:33 am UTC
Taylor City officials find a piece of history while rebuilding their city offices.
AISD Back to School Bash 8/17/2014 12:27 am UTC
The start of school is right around the corner, thousands of people got together to prepare. Austin ISD and the City of Austin hosted the 9th annual Back to School Bash Celebration and Safety Fair.
Davis and Abbott react to Perry's indictment 8/17/2014 12:25 am UTC
Two candidates for Texas governor are weighing in on the indictment against current Governor Rick Perry.Democratic candidate Wendy Davis spoke out about the charges Perry is facing while campaignin
McDonald on Perry's indictment 8/17/2014 12:24 am UTC
The indictment of Governor Perry has sent shockwaves through the Lone Star state. Last June, the director of Texans for Political Justice -- Craig McDonald filed the complaint in court.
Governor Rick Perry calls his indictment 'abuse of power' 8/17/2014 12:23 am UTC
Governor Rick Perry said Saturday that he will fight Friday's indictment and expects to win.
Can Rick Perry's political future survive his indictment? 8/16/2014 5:38 pm UTC
Governor Rick Perry has been indicted on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Fox 7 heard from both parties on what this means for Perry's political future.
Two count indictment against Governor Perry 8/16/2014 2:36 am UTC
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption
Greg Kelley’s attorney files another round of motions 8/16/2014 1:56 am UTC
The attorney representing Greg Kelley has filed another round of motions.
Plan to help with Onion Creek buyouts falls through 8/16/2014 1:56 am UTC
A plan to let Austin voters decide if bond money should be used to buy out more homes in a notorious flood zone fell through late Friday.
Appeal denied for convicted killer Mark Norwood 8/16/2014 1:56 am UTC
An appeal has been denied for convicted killer Mark Norwood.
AFD studying use of UAV's for rescues, firefighting 8/16/2014 1:28 am UTC
Those who consider themselves experts in UAV technology say the possibilities are endless when it comes to law enforcement and fire fighting.
Former Travis County Constable charged with official oppression 8/15/2014 9:23 pm UTC
A Travis County Grand Jury has indicted a former Travis County Constable. The case involves an encounter with three women back in March at a Travis County Motel.
Texas State student lived in car freshman year 8/15/2014 8:49 pm UTC
A Texas State student is gaining national attention for his determination to get an education no matter the odds.Without any money for a dorm room, Elgin High School graduate Colin Ashby, lived in
APD, AFD host back to school safety fair 8/15/2014 8:46 pm UTC
Some Austin cops and firefighters were out at the Burlington Coat Factory on Middle Fiskville Road for a back to school safety fair Friday.
Group gathers at Capitol to speak out against police brutality 8/15/2014 5:32 pm UTC
The crowd just kept getting bigger Thursday night at the State Capitol, many with signs that said things like "Murder is not law enforcement" while some were more personal.
City donates over 500 backpacks to select AISD schools 8/15/2014 4:49 pm UTC
Central Texas kids are getting ready to go back to school soon and the city of Austin is helping out.
Nine bats have tested positive for rabies in Central Texas 8/15/2014 4:47 pm UTC
Austin's Animal Services Office, the Rabies Control Authority for Austin and Travis County, reports that several people have recently come into contact with bats near the Ann Richards Congress Aven
Back-To-School Brigade 8/15/2014 2:37 pm UTC
As students get ready for the new school year to start up, so is the organization Operation Homefront. It's hosting a Back-To-School Brigade to make sure kids from military families have the school
Construction worker safety 8/15/2014 2:31 pm UTC
If you drive down Mopac or I-35 late at night or early in the morning, you've probably noticed the construction sites. Workers are putting their lives at risk every day because of the possibility o
Man killed in motorcycle crash 8/15/2014 12:08 pm UTC
A man is dead after a motorcycle accident near East 7th and Pedernales.
Leander, Lakeway Police start Labor Day DWI enforcement early 8/15/2014 12:44 am UTC
Labor Day isn't for another two weeks, but two Central Texas police departments are starting patrols on Friday.
PACs prepare for $1 Billion transportation bond 8/14/2014 11:14 pm UTC
Political action committees are raising money and organizing ahead of the November election.

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