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Achievement: Student earns Eagle Scout rank 2/1/2015 6:00 am UTC
Kealing journalism teacher receives national awardKristen Scott, a journalism teacher at Kealing Middle School
Group will raise funds for social workers in high-needs schools 2/1/2015 6:00 am UTC
At Decker Middle School in East Austin, a majority of its 925 students receive free
'UT LEGO Guy' builds LEGO Darrell K. Royal Stadium 2/1/2015 4:38 am UTC
Drew Finkel has been lovingly dubbed 'The UT LEGO Guy.' The native Austinite and 2008 UT grad now lives in Chicago working in sales for a software company.
Retired Marine honored with mortgage-free home 2/1/2015 4:37 am UTC
Saturday, Operation Finally Home presented Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ray Coffey and his family with a brand new house.Friends, family and members of the military welcomed the Coffey family at their n
Areas of fog coming to Central Texas early Sunday 2/1/2015 3:09 am UTC
A weather system moving northeast across Central Texas overnight could cause areas of fog to
North Austin fire displaces 4, causes $75k in damage 2/1/2015 1:47 am UTC
A fire at a North Austin home on Saturday has displaced four people and caused
7-year-old girl dies in rollover crash in Manor 2/1/2015 1:20 am UTC
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday after a rollover crash near Manor that sent three other
Veteran’s children seeking return of stolen heirlooms 1/31/2015 11:04 pm UTC
In early December, thieves broke into a unit at a Public Storage facility in North
A portrait of two men police say are linked to recent killings 1/31/2015 11:02 pm UTC
Last summer, Shawn Gant-Benalcazar’s sister met a man on a dating website, and after
After a long delay, students move in to apartment complex 1/31/2015 10:32 pm UTC
The wait is over for students wanting to move in to an apartment complex that’s seen months of delays.The Pointe on Rio apartment complex opened its doors Saturday to residents who have been waitin
Bouncers going too far? 1/31/2015 10:31 pm UTC
Nearly three months ago, 24-year-old Joey O’Hare was at Kung Fu Saloon on Rio
Traffic delays on FM 973 as authorities investigate rollover crash 1/31/2015 10:30 pm UTC
7 p.m. update: A 7-year-old girl died from her injuries in the rollover crash
North Austin Fourplex Fire Displaces Four 1/31/2015 10:24 pm UTC
AUSTIN - Austin firefighters say four people were displaced Saturday, after an HVAC/Heating system accidentally sparked a fire in their North Austin fourplex.Firefighters responded to reports of fi
Texas health agency has spent $632 million since 2010 on technology 1/31/2015 10:18 pm UTC
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, buffeted in recent months for its bungling of
FM 973 Rollover Collision 1/31/2015 4:36 pm UTC
UPDATE:Authorities are still on the scene of a rollover collision that involved six total people.
After tragedy, couple won reforms for parents of the stillborn 1/31/2015 3:34 pm UTC
Madeleine never lived outside her mother’s womb, but she forever changed the lives of
Rain expected on Saturday 1/31/2015 3:11 pm UTC
The National Weather Service is expecting rain in the Austin area on Saturday and possibly
Round Rock ISD Giving Away Office 365 1/31/2015 2:34 pm UTC
All students grades 2-12 enrolled in a Round Rock ISD schools and all district employees now get Office 365 free for their home and personal computers and tablets by visiting RoundRockISD.org/GetOf
Win a Mazda Miata and Help Homeless Pets 1/31/2015 2:00 pm UTC
Roger Beasley Mazda Donates Sports Car to Support Austin Humane Society (Austin, TX) – The Austin Humane Society is holding its 10th Annual Car Raffle to raise money for homeless pets. Roger Beasle
Project Connect: Gateway Planning 1/31/2015 1:09 pm UTC
The public was invited to the first public workshop of the new Project Connect: Gateway project this Saturday, January 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop included a walking tour of the current
It's January - Time To Clear Out Your Clutter! 1/31/2015 11:37 am UTC
In Honor of National Get Organized Month, the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers is hosting the 9th annual Clear Your Clutter Day Austin, TX. Austin Chapter will
Texas Monkey Bites Bank Worker 1/31/2015 10:01 am UTC
KENS - A mind-blowing story about a monkey in San Antonio gets the attention of Animal Care Services, after the monkey bit a woman working at a Northside bank.Animal Care Services tells Eyewitness
Herman: State high school champs should be high school students 1/31/2015 6:00 am UTC
Call me crazy but it seems to me that the Texas high school tennis champion
Community News: Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Winter Games 1/31/2015 6:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINAdoption fees drop in FebruaryBeginning Sunday and lasting throughout the month
Groups offer info, warn of scams in advance of immigration change 1/31/2015 6:00 am UTC
Starting Feb. 18, undocumented immigrants will be able to apply to work and live in
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 1/31/2015 6:00 am UTC
MONDAYTrustees give Cruz 3-year contract: Austin school board members, who short-circuited a national search
Kelso: Cosmic tale of the travels of Kinky Friedman’s campaign hat 1/31/2015 6:00 am UTC
As they say, what goes around, comes around. And what made the loop this time
Rally at Capitol wraps up School Choice Week 1/31/2015 3:58 am UTC
Students, parents and teachers are rallying at the State Capitol for school choice. Today's rally in Austin wraps up a week of events held across the country. Organizers say it was just one of 11,0
Austin doctors are warning parents to vaccinate against the measles 1/31/2015 3:56 am UTC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents everywhere to vaccinate their children against the measles virus.
State Rep. Molly White defends "anti-Muslim" remarks 1/31/2015 3:52 am UTC
Republican State Representative Molly White is now fighting back against widespread criticism accusing her of being anti-Muslim.
"Push for your cause but don’t be so pushy," says Governor Abbott 1/31/2015 3:52 am UTC
Governor Abbott weighed in Friday on recent ugly confrontations at the state capitol during rallies for gun rights and the Muslim community.
Teen burglar arrested after bragging about crime on Facebook 1/31/2015 3:52 am UTC
18-year-old Juan Pablo Fresquez is charged with burglary of a residence.
Travis Co. Constable's Deputy shoots dog while serving papers 1/31/2015 3:09 am UTC
Dash camera video shows the moments leading up to a Constable shooting a dog in North Austin.?
Greg Abbott appoints economic development head 1/31/2015 2:02 am UTC
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday the appointment of Bryan Daniel as director of economic development
Police looking for suspects in Central Austin bank robbery 1/31/2015 2:00 am UTC
CENTRAL AUSTINPolice looking for bank robbery suspectsPolice are looking for two men after
Two lanes closed on east Texas 71 near airport 1/31/2015 1:52 am UTC
Police have closed two lanes on eastbound Texas 71 after a collision.Injuries from the
Nearly 1,500 lbs marijuana found in portable-toilet truck 1/30/2015 11:52 pm UTC
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office has a reputation for hauling in big loads of drugs but when an unusual truck rolled into the back parking lot, the deputies were less than enthusiastic.
McKinney Falls State Park drowning victim identified 1/30/2015 10:21 pm UTC
The man who drowned at McKinney Falls State Park has been identified.The body of 29-year-old Andrew Yoon was recovered from the upper falls area of the park after being in the water about 50 minute
Arrest made in Tasha Morrison murder 1/30/2015 10:21 pm UTC
Austin police have arrested Robert Sanders, Jr. in connection with the murder of Tasha Morrison.
Defeated District 4 Candidate Files Election Contest Lawsuit 1/30/2015 9:33 pm UTC
Laura Pressley is not satisfied with the results of the vote count and the recount in the Austin City Council District 4 race.  "I don't know, I don't know if I lost, I don't know if I won, we can'
NFL 'Making A Difference' With Domestic Violence 1/30/2015 9:22 pm UTC
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to fight against domestic violence.  Friday he said he's had a rough year but has learned a lot from it.  He's crediting his visit to Austin for a large par
Police investigating bank robbery 1/30/2015 8:10 pm UTC
The Austin Police Department is investigating a bank robbery at the Public Employee Credit Union at 1200 W. 42nd Street. Police are asking people to avoid the area as the investigation goes on.
Central Austin Neighborhood Worried About Speeders 1/30/2015 7:11 pm UTC
Avenue F in Central Austin between Koenig and North Loop has become a busy cut-through with major speeding troubles.A resident reached out to KEYE TV after his family dog was run over.Erik George h
New In Town: Finding A Gym 1/30/2015 6:38 pm UTC
If you're new in town, finding the right gym can be somewhat tricky. Especially if you're not the weight-lifting type. There's a new program here in Austin that will help you select the right fitne
Rick Perry's attorneys again seek dismissal of felony case 1/30/2015 5:36 pm UTC
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team for the third time is seeking to have felony abuse-of-power charges against him quashed.
U.S. Marshals Search For Fugitive With Lengthy Criminal Record 1/30/2015 5:33 pm UTC
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force needs your help finding 35-year old LaCharles Williams.  He has a lengthy criminal record that includes burglary, resisting arrest and multiple assaults."He does h
APD Prepares To Ticket Hands Free Violators 1/30/2015 5:05 pm UTC
Austin's new hands-free ordinance is getting some teeth.  This weekend police will start writing tickets for people caught illegally using their phones while driving.  We went downtown looking for
San Marcos Returning To Stage 2 Drought Restrictions 1/30/2015 4:12 pm UTC
San Marcos officials say the city is returning to Stage 2 water restrictions starting February 1, citing recent rainfall and lower winter-time water demands.San Marcos has been in drought restricti
Muslims and protestors gather for Texas Muslim Capitol Day 1/30/2015 3:46 pm UTC
Thursday, hundreds from all over the state visited Austin for "Muslim Day at the Capitol," but anti-Muslim protestors did whatever they could to interrupt the event. Less than one minute into Musli
Man Arrested For Woman's Murder In North Austin 1/30/2015 3:26 pm UTC
Police say they've arrested a man for the murder of a woman
Texas Rep. Responds To Backlash Over Facebook Post About Muslims 1/30/2015 3:22 pm UTC
Texas Representative Molly White is speaking out on camera for the first time following backlash over a
Officials: Cigarette cause of early morning apartment fire 1/30/2015 3:05 pm UTC
Six people are without a place to live after a fire tears through their apartment Friday morning. It happened at a duplex at Chimney Creek Apartments in Northeast Austin.
Ticketing set to begin for violators of hands-free ordinance 1/30/2015 2:13 pm UTC
On February 1, Austin police will start ticketing anyone violating the city's new hands-free ordinance. The ordinance went into effect on January 1st but there was a month-long grace period when po
TxDOT urges football fans to make sober rides part of Super Bowl plans 1/30/2015 2:13 pm UTC
There will be plenty of parties this weekend for the Super Bowl and the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding football fans to drive sober or not at all.
UPDATE: Police Investigating Credit Union Robbery In Central Austin 1/30/2015 12:49 pm UTC
Austin Police are investigating a robbery at the Public Employee Credit Union in the 1200 block of West 42nd Street. Police say 2 men went into the credit union and demanded money. One of the men h
Doctors say smartphone obsession can be a real pain in the neck and back 1/30/2015 4:33 am UTC
Doctors are warning smartphone obsession can be a real pain in the neck and back. They say the mobile device addiction is now to blame for a whole host of health problems.
Debate over recess continues 1/30/2015 4:09 am UTC
Some school districts across the country are eliminating recess, physical education, art and music all in an effort to get more "learning time" in the classroom.
Great Dane honored by APD for crime-fighting 1/30/2015 4:00 am UTC
A Great Dane has just been named an honorary Austin police K-9.
Efforts to regulate who can use E-cigarettes are moving forward at the State Capitol 1/29/2015 11:38 pm UTC
Efforts to regulate who can use E-cigarettes are moving forward at the State Capitol.Thursday a major player in the vapor industry came out in support of most of the proposed regulations but not all.
Man recovered after search at McKinney Falls State Park 1/29/2015 11:15 pm UTC
Multiple crews are searching for an adult male at McKinney Falls State Park.
Abbott calls to end Perry's pet fund for Texas startups 1/29/2015 11:07 pm UTC
Governor Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry's program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups and was beset by bankruptcies and transparency issues.
Two young children wander away from South Austin daycare 1/29/2015 11:07 pm UTC
Two children were nearly hit Thursday morning on West Stassney Lane after wandering away from their day care.
New 10-1 Austin City Council meets for first time 1/29/2015 10:44 pm UTC
The new 10-1 Austin City Council is officially meeting for the first time today.
Austin Energy offering discount on LED bulbs 1/29/2015 7:33 pm UTC
Austin Energy is working with The Home Depot and lighting manufacturer Cree, Inc. to offer a $3 discount on six different types of Cree LED Bulbs.
About 1,500 pounds of marijuana found in tank of toilet vacuum service truck 1/29/2015 6:11 pm UTC
A traffic violation stop in Fayette County leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old Laredo man who had nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana in several bundles in the tank of his toilet vacuum service truck.
Paramount Theatre turns 100 1/29/2015 5:48 pm UTC
Austin's iconic Paramount Theatre turns 100 years old. Some big names have graced the Paramount's stage including Katherine Hepburn, Woody Allen and the Marx brothers. Even Harry Houdini left his m
McKinney Falls State Park Drowning Victim Identified 1/29/2015 2:46 pm UTC
UPDATE: Police have identified Thursday afternoon's drowning victim at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin as Andrew Yoon, 29.---------------------------3:05 p.m. UPDATE: EMS officials sa
Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court 1/29/2015 2:23 pm UTC
An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.
Flu continues to be a problem in Central Texas 1/29/2015 1:26 pm UTC
The CDC says the flu virus continues to be a problem nationwide. In Travis County, 12 people have died from the flu so far this season, including one child. What's more alarming is that we're just
Convicted kidnapper to remain in prison for life after appeals court denies request 1/29/2015 4:05 am UTC
A Texas appeals court has denied a convicted kidnapper his appeal for a shorter sentence.
Is school choice an option for all? 1/29/2015 4:05 am UTC
It's National School Choice week, a celebration of all the educational options students have but is everyone being given a fair shot?
Could there be life on other planets? 1/29/2015 4:05 am UTC
A recent discovery has some once again questioning if there is life on other planets.How radio signals are bringing up questions about extraterrestrials.
Suspected intoxicated driver runs over Rollingwood officer's foot 1/29/2015 3:01 am UTC
Another startling dash camera video shows the dangers officers face when dealing with drunk drivers. How a Rollingwood officer was injured on the job.?
An activist group in Tarrant County is asking their supporters to "hunt down the republicans who don't support the Constitution." 1/29/2015 12:11 am UTC
The Open Carry Tarrant County group created a Facebook page listing the names and numbers of Texas senators who do not plan to vote in favor of an unlicensed open carry bill.
Couple charged in Monday charter bus crash in East Austin 1/28/2015 11:16 pm UTC
Austin Police have charged a couple after they stole a charter bus and rammed it into a Taco Bell drive thru.
APD finds 206 pounds of weed in man's gas tank 1/28/2015 11:16 pm UTC
A man claiming to be an oil field worker was caught trafficking more than 200 pounds of marijuana Monday.
Perry responds to judge's ruling his case should continue 1/28/2015 6:18 pm UTC
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally responded to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed. Perry and his attorney held a press conference and say they wil
Telling stories of Austin's homeless 1/28/2015 5:11 pm UTC
An Austin duo hopes to make a difference when it comes to how people view those living on the streets with a project called "5dollarstories".
Property tax deadline approaching 1/28/2015 3:00 pm UTC
While most people are preparing to file their income taxes, don't forget another tax deadline is approaching. Travis County Assessor/Collector Bruce Elfant talks to Good Day Austin's Dave Froehlich
Deadly crash in North Austin 1/28/2015 2:14 pm UTC
A car crash in North Austin leaves one person dead. It happened just before 10:00 p.m Tuesday at the 8200 block of Research on the exit ramp near Anderson Square.
One person dead after car versus train accident 1/28/2015 2:06 pm UTC
Round Rock police are investigating why a train collided with a car Wednesday morning, killing the driver. It happened at the railroad crossing on S. Burnet Street near the heart of downtown Round
Travis County commissioners approve Deputy Hollis memorial 1/28/2015 2:01 pm UTC
A tangible memorial for Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis, who died in floodwaters last year, will soon become a reality.
City panel says Austin police chief violated ethics rules 1/28/2015 1:34 pm UTC
A city panel has ruled the Austin police chief violated ethics rules by not filing a 2012 personal financial report in a timely manner.
Fight for open carry halted 1/28/2015 4:04 am UTC
The fight for open carry may have just come to a halt. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is now doubting that the bill will pass this legislative session.
Driver injured in CapMetro bus crash 1/28/2015 3:40 am UTC
A Capital Metro bus driver has been injured after a bus crashed into a pole.
Fed up TxTag customers demand answers at customer service center 1/28/2015 3:33 am UTC
Angry TxTag customers converged on a customer service center in Austin Tuesday.They're fed up with billing issues and they demanded some answers.
Drunk driver hits APD patrol car 1/28/2015 3:33 am UTC
A drunk driver slams into an Austin police patrol car on I-35 and we have the video.
Texas Senate unveils first draft of state budget 1/28/2015 3:33 am UTC
The Texas Senate has unveiled its first draft of the state budget.
East Austin fire leaves behind $55,000 worth of damages 1/27/2015 11:13 pm UTC
Austin fire officials believe a plumber sweating pipes caused a fire at an east Austin apartment complex.Around 10:30 Tuesday morning, fire crews were called to the Wilshire West Apartments near I-
Lawmaker files campus carry bill for the second time 1/27/2015 11:12 pm UTC
Campus carry is back. State lawmakers will consider a bill allowing students, faculty and staff with concealed handgun licenses to carry guns on the campus of public universities in Texas.
Smart911 emergency response system launched in Cedar Park 1/27/2015 11:11 pm UTC
A new enhanced 911 system was launched Tuesday in Cedar Park.
Texas Lt. Gov. says open carry not a top Senate priority 1/27/2015 5:48 pm UTC
After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now says it's not a priority and doesn't have the votes to pass.
Donations still needed for Souper Bowl of Caring 1/27/2015 2:35 pm UTC
As people gear up for the Super Bowl, a reminder that the Souper Bowl of Caring is still collecting donations. The community drive aims to tackle hunger in Central Texas and needs help to reach its
*Update* SWAT situation in East Austin ends without incident 1/27/2015 2:14 pm UTC
A couple rams a charter bus through an east Austin drive through. A pursuit and SWAT standoff would follow.
Fire damages two homes in East Austin 1/27/2015 1:46 pm UTC
A fire tears through two homes in East Austin. Firefighters have cleared the scene. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Clifford Avenue, near MLK and Airport.
Some flights out of ATX to Northeast canceled due to winter storm 1/27/2015 12:49 pm UTC
Several flights out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the New York City area, Boston and Philadelphia have been canceled due to the major snow storm in the Northeast.
Amber Alert canceled, missing 11-year-old found safe 1/27/2015 11:41 am UTC
A missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe in Clute. The boy's father has been taken into custody.
New AISD Superintendent named 1/27/2015 3:43 am UTC
The Austin Independent School District has a new superintendent..
More research on medical marijuana 1/27/2015 3:42 am UTC
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for more research on medical marijuana.

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