North Austin entertainment district, Rock Rose, to open soon 10/9/2015 4:07 am UTC
Rooftop patio bars and restaurants will line Rock Rose Avenue, on the Domain property
FOX 7 Friday Football, final scores Week 7 10/9/2015 3:33 am UTC
It's week 7 of FOX 7 Friday Football! Here are your highlights and final scores. FINAL SCORES: Westwood: 7 McNeil: 24 Crockett: 31 Travis: 27 LBJ: 27 McCallum: 6
Austin shelter tries to keep dog from being euthanized 10/9/2015 3:12 am UTC
A municipal court judge issued an order that the dog be killed.
Round Rock votes to expand Brushy Creek Trail 10/9/2015 3:06 am UTC
The 7-mile trail will be extended from its eastern terminus to the planned Bathing Beach Park, adding approximately 2.7 miles to the trail.
Father's beautiful reaction to surprise tickets 10/9/2015 3:05 am UTC
LOS ANGELES— A California father received the surprise of his life Wednesday, and his sweet reaction has gone viral.Twitter user sailormoonprincess. posted a video on Twitter showing her father o
Judge rules rescue dog that bit child must be euthanized 10/9/2015 2:45 am UTC
A few weeks after a dog bit a toddler at Austin Pets Alive, a judge ruled the APA must euthanize the dog.
CRIME WATCH: APD inspecting big rigs 10/9/2015 2:40 am UTC
Big rigs are driving around without properly working brake lights or blinkers. Some are inches away from losing tires or steering control, and you are driving right next to them.In this week's Cr
City working to house homeless veterans 10/9/2015 2:40 am UTC
About half of Austin's homeless veteran population now has a place to call home, according to the mayor. That's thanks to the mayor's initiative to house all homeless veterans in the city by Vetera
Bevo XIV to miss OU/Texas game 10/9/2015 2:40 am UTC
It appears the search for a new Bevo may soon begin. The current Bevo has a life-threatening condition that will keep him from traveling with the team to Dallas this weekend. In 2004, Bevo XIV took
Round Rock to end red light cameras 10/9/2015 2:39 am UTC
The council voted 7-0 in favor of removing the cameras during their meeting Thursday night.
Austin one step closer to having Sobriety Center 10/9/2015 2:33 am UTC
On Thursday, the Austin City Council voted unanimously to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Travis County for the creation of a "Sobriety Center." Mayor Pro-Tem Kathie Tovo says in addition to
Cedar Park police investigating home burglary 10/9/2015 2:30 am UTC
Cedar Park police are searching for a man they say broke into an apartment early Thursday morning.
City council approves booking facility, sobriety center contracts 10/9/2015 1:37 am UTC
The Austin City Council voted Thursday to move forward with creating a sobriety center.
Lt. Governor wants religious liberty to be a priority 10/9/2015 12:41 am UTC
Such proposals stalled in Texas last session, despite GOP-control of the Legislature.
Kevin McCarthy drops out of Speaker's race 10/9/2015 12:23 am UTC
With Rep. Kevin McCarthy out, House Republicans have postponed their Speaker of the House vote. FOX 7 speaks to Jason Stanford, an author and Democratic consultant, about the Speaker race.
UT professor to leave because of campus carry law 10/9/2015 12:02 am UTC
A University of Texas professor says he is leaving the school before the new campus carry law takes effect next fall.Daniel Hamermesh is an economics professor. He retired back in 2014 but has si
Man charged in South Austin psychedelic mushroom grow operation 10/8/2015 11:39 pm UTC
More than a month after authorities discovered an illegal psychedelic mushroom growing operation in South
Police stop wife as husband has heart attack 10/8/2015 11:34 pm UTC
When you're having a heart attack, you need medical help as quick as possible. When 66-year-old Stanley Christmas had a heart attack, his wife was racing to get him that help. She was pulled over
UT economics professor quits over campus carry concerns 10/8/2015 11:25 pm UTC
Economics professor emeritus quits over concerns about campus carry
Evening weather forecast for October 8, 2015 10/8/2015 10:59 pm UTC
Chelsea Andrews has your weather forecast.
Acevedo testifies in shooting lawsuit deposition 10/8/2015 10:54 pm UTC
Austin's police chief faced questions Thursday about the deadly shooting of a man by one of his former detectives in 2013.
Perk of being on Austin City Council or parks board: Free ACL passes 10/8/2015 10:51 pm UTC
Tom Donovan plans on attending Austin City Limits this weekend, but he hasn’t looked
Yik Yak post leads to felony charge 10/8/2015 10:50 pm UTC
AUSTINYik Yak post leads to chargeAn Austin man faces a felony charge of
Officials: 91 pounds of pot found in car in Jarrell 10/8/2015 10:34 pm UTC
A man and a woman from South Texas have been accused of carrying 91 pounds
Holdup and serial robber prompt alert 10/8/2015 10:26 pm UTC
A search continues for two gunmen who held up employees of a popular restaurant early Thursday morning. It's the latest in a series of daring robberies that have put central Texas business owners o
Search continues for Georgetown Applebee's robbers 10/8/2015 10:23 pm UTC
Search continues for Georgetown Applebee's robbers
Chelsea Clinton touts leadership, activism at Austin all-girls school 10/8/2015 10:19 pm UTC
After receiving an earsplitting cheer from students as she walked into the packed gymnasium of
Emergency water restrictions will take time to lift 10/8/2015 10:19 pm UTC
The Public Utility Agency has put parts of Travis and Hays County on an emergency water restriction due to a pipe break.
Survey produces list of Austin mobility ideas, but don’t call it a poll 10/8/2015 10:05 pm UTC
So, is spending $151.7 million installing almost 250 miles of Austin bike lanes and
Waco Police search for missing 31-year-old man 10/8/2015 9:59 pm UTC
WACO, Texas— The Waco Police Department is searching for a 31-year-old man who has been reported missing since September. Joseph Hilderbrand, 31, was reported missing by his wife on Sept. 29, who r
Two charged in Lake LBJ sexual assault 10/8/2015 9:51 pm UTC
Authorities have arrested two men in connection to a reported sexual assault that occurred in a boat on Lake LBJ over Labor Day weekend.
Herman: West Texan took unlikely path to become ex-cop’s prosecutor 10/8/2015 9:43 pm UTC
I’m often interested in the paths that bring people together, especially for brief, consequential
Yik Yak post, perceived as threat by police, leads to felony charge 10/8/2015 9:38 pm UTC
An Austin man has been charged with a felony for a post he made on
UT professor quits post, citing safety concerns with campus carry law 10/8/2015 9:35 pm UTC
A tenured professor at the University of Texas says he will not return to teaching
Elon students surprise woman with trip to Disney 10/8/2015 9:05 pm UTC
Two Elon University students surprised an older on campus coffee Shop employee with the trip of a lifetime.
Threats against police lead to arrest of 'anonymous' app user 10/8/2015 9:02 pm UTC
Austin police arrested James Wofford for allegedly making a terroristic threat at police officers on the anonymous app, Yik Yak.
Memorial service for Westlake HS coach moved to larger venue 10/8/2015 8:52 pm UTC
Due to an "overwhelming show of support," the service has been moved to a larger church.
Man found guilty of trying to kidnap Pflugerville girls 10/8/2015 8:22 pm UTC
Justin Johnson was convicted on two counts of attempted aggravated kidnapping. In 2013, police said he grabbed a girl as she was walking to …
Woman arrested on drug charge, officer allegedly pricked by needle 10/8/2015 7:40 pm UTC
An Austin woman was arrested Monday on drug charges after she was allegedly found with methamphetamine and other drugs and a responding officer was pricked with a syringe filled with heroin.
Whole Foods recalls cheese over listeria concerns 10/8/2015 7:33 pm UTC
The recall only applies to Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese that was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels.
Naked man charged with Arson 10/8/2015 7:32 pm UTC
David Marquez Solis was charged arson after police found him near a grass fire in possession of a white disposable lighter, several ID cards that did not belong to him and a pair of panties.
Look back at notable ACL Fests where headline act was Mother Nature 10/8/2015 7:17 pm UTC
The people who book the acts at what’s now two weekends of the Austin
Watch out for aggressive meat salesman, police tell Dripping Springs 10/8/2015 6:55 pm UTC
Let the police know if you encounter an aggressive or threatening door-to-door meat salesman in
Study: No link between CHLs and crime rates 10/8/2015 6:55 pm UTC
The study out of Texas A&M University examined four states: Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Acevedo to answer questions in Kleinert police shooting case 10/8/2015 6:42 pm UTC
Austin police Chief Art Acevedo faced questions Thursday as part of a wrongful death lawsuit
Texas drying up, despite historic rainfall 10/8/2015 6:34 pm UTC
Nearly half the state is in moderate drought, and 25 percent is in severe drought.
Hillary returning to Texas in mid-October 10/8/2015 6:29 pm UTC
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returns to Texas in October to attend a grassroots event in San Antonio.
Leander power outage caused by crash into transformer 10/8/2015 6:12 pm UTC
A collision with a transformer in Leander has caused a power outage across the area.
New report shows popular solutions to fix Austin transportation problems 10/8/2015 5:52 pm UTC
The top solutions resulting from both in-person and online since the April 2015 launch include policy initiatives, infrastructure improvemen…
Strong and Sumlin in Top 10 of highest paid coaches in the country 10/8/2015 5:40 pm UTC
If the pay of college coaches shows you where the power in the game resides, it's firmly in the Southeastern Conference.
Governor Abbott makes Red River Rivalry... 10/8/2015 5:36 pm UTC
The Texas Longhorns take on the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday and Governor Greg Abbott has challenged Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to a UT-OU barbecue wager.
Man found guilty in attempted kidnapping of Pflugerville girls 10/8/2015 5:35 pm UTC
A Travis County jury on Thursday found a man guilty of two counts of attempted
Lamar Goodwill back in business after Memorial Day floods 10/8/2015 5:25 pm UTC
More than four months after floodwaters damaged several businesses along North Lamar Boulevard, one of them is reopening.
Abbott places BBQ bet with Oklahoma Governor on OU vs. Texas 10/8/2015 5:09 pm UTC
The governors of Texas and Oklahoma have placed a friendly wager on Saturday's annual Red River Rivalry game.
Chelsea Clinton visits Austin school for young women leaders 10/8/2015 5:04 pm UTC
Chelsea Clinton visits an Austin school to discuss her new book "It's Your World."
Community news: Seminar to focus on elderly driving 10/8/2015 4:56 pm UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYCENTRAL AUSTINSeminar focuses on elderly drivingThe nonprofit AGE of Central Texas
APD reacts to Yik Yak post threatening officers 10/8/2015 4:52 pm UTC
An Austin man is accused of posting a message stating: "Bout to put wings on pigs y'all."
Details released in huge mushroom operation bust 10/8/2015 4:42 pm UTC
Austin police have issued an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old man they believe to be the ring-leader for the large psychedelic mushroom grow…
Southwest reports passenger traffic up 8.4 percent in September 10/8/2015 4:25 pm UTC
Southwest Airlines said Thursday its total passenger traffic jumped 8.4 percent in September.
Police arrest man who barricaded himself inside Northwest Austin home 10/8/2015 4:08 pm UTC
11:10 a.m. update: Police have a man in custody who had barricaded himself
Austin City Council tackles light agenda thanks to postponements 10/8/2015 3:46 pm UTC
It’s another light agenda day at the Austin City Council, with most controversial items
Report: Dell negotiating purchase of data storage company EMC 10/8/2015 3:43 pm UTC
Dell Inc. is negotiating a plan for either a partial or full takeover of EMC Corp, according to the Wall Street Journal.
SWAT situation in North Austin ends peacefully 10/8/2015 3:35 pm UTC
Austin police said the person wouldn't come out of their home for several hours.
UT ROTC team running game ball to Red River Showdown 10/8/2015 2:26 pm UTC
While University of Texas fans gear up for the big game against Oklahoma University, a key pre-grame tradition is underway.
Cedar Park searching for burglary suspect 10/8/2015 2:26 pm UTC
Cedar Park police are looking for a burglary suspect Thursday morning, after getting a report
Austin hotel voted 2nd most haunted in America 10/8/2015 2:09 pm UTC
With Halloween just weeks away, a downtown Austin landmark is getting national recognition.
Town hall meeting lays out plan for I-35 improvements 10/8/2015 3:16 am UTC
Interstate 35 may be considered the main street of Texas and one of the most dreaded, but relief is on the way for drivers who travel I-35.
Affidavit: ‘Grab-and-run’ crew committed thefts along I-35 corridor 10/8/2015 1:48 am UTC
Two Waco men are accused of being part of a larger “grab-and-run” crew of people
Austin, Uber, Lyft debate fees, background checks 10/8/2015 1:15 am UTC
Austin's Mobility Committee made recommendations Wednesday about how ride-booking companies like Uber will work in the city, and their decisions could end up costing their customers.
Child care investigators looking for ways to keep kids safe 10/8/2015 1:13 am UTC
Investigators from around the state converged in Williamson County trying to find answers on how to protect children in the state’s day cares.
Health officials working to change stigma on mental illness 10/8/2015 12:42 am UTC
Health officials in Travis County hosted a forum Wednesday about a national mental health initiative.
'Street Stories' puts a face on Austin's homeless problem 10/8/2015 12:25 am UTC
An art exhibit titled 'Street Stories' is putting a face on Austin's homeless problem.
Austin’s property appraisal lawsuit has first day in court 10/7/2015 11:56 pm UTC
Should the lawsuit filed by the city of Austin seeking the reappraisal of thousands of
Austin Police Department wants full-time 'no refusal' 10/7/2015 11:48 pm UTC
The Austin Police Department is moving forward with its plans to expand its "no refusal" program from certain weekends to every day.
Border Patrol agents find man hiding inside suitcase 10/7/2015 11:46 pm UTC
U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday their agents found a man hiding inside a suitcase in a vehicle attempting to drive through the Falfurrias checkpoint on Tuesday.
Construction underway on Kyle avenue extension 10/7/2015 10:37 pm UTC
City leaders showed off the progress Wednesday on an extension which will link the Kyle Crossing shopping center to North Burleson Street.
Portion of Burleson Street to close Oct. 10-12 in Kyle 10/7/2015 10:01 pm UTC
The City of Kyle is reminding motorists that part of North Burleson Street will be closed Oct. 10-12 for road work.
AISD adding food truck at Anderson High 10/7/2015 8:57 pm UTC
The Austin Independent School District announced Wednesday it will open a food truck at Anderson High before the end of October.
Couple charged after children left in hot car 10/7/2015 8:19 pm UTC
Two people are facing felony endangering a child charges after they allegedly left two children inside a pickup truck at the Barton Creek Mall in July.
Austin committee calls for new fees, fingerprint checks for Uber, Lyft 10/7/2015 5:13 pm UTC
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft would have to pay substantial fees to the city
Court of Criminal Appeals to review charges against Perry 10/7/2015 5:02 pm UTC
The Court of Criminal Appeals granted review to appeals by fmr. Governor Rick Perry in his fighat against a felony charge.