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Community news: Bee Cave Sculpture Park opens Saturday 10/26/2014 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYTRAVIS COUNTYCentral Health board candidates soughtThe Travis County Commissioners Court is
Wear: Leffingwell presses the case for rail in a Brave New Austin 10/26/2014 5:00 am UTC
Whether or not you support the city’s rail-and-roads ballot measure, or its unlikely chief
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis crisscross state to urge partisans to vote 10/26/2014 2:36 am UTC
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis hop-scotched across Texas on
A billion-dollar decision: Austin urban rail Q&A 10/25/2014 11:51 pm UTC
Austin light rail, kicked around since the 1970s, rejected in 2000 and in active planning
Where Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott draw their fundraising support 10/25/2014 11:51 pm UTC
If the Texas governor’s race were determined by a national election, it might be
Book fest kicks off with lively panels, snazzy boots 10/25/2014 11:09 pm UTC
Martin Amis and the Holocaust, why crime writer James Ellroy hates Archie Bell and the
A third of Latino immigrants underemployed relative to their skills 10/25/2014 10:54 pm UTC
Margarita Foss was a dentist in Colombia for seven years. But after moving to Texas
How much is an F1 track worth? Hard to say for Circuit of the Americas 10/25/2014 10:44 pm UTC
England’s Silverstone Circuit is perhaps the world’s most venerable auto-racing venue, a place
Young entrepreneurs sell their goods at Acton Children’s Business Fair 10/25/2014 10:32 pm UTC
Weston Holtz’s business partner missed a pretty big business meeting on Saturday.You see
Austin Women Get A Chance To Hack 10/25/2014 9:46 pm UTC
Latinitas, a non-profit organization that began here in Austin teamed up with Google and other companies to teach young girls how to code.Girls had the chance to think through projects and carry ou
Anti-Dog Shooting Rally 10/25/2014 9:02 pm UTC
Groups celebrate survivors, remember victims of domestic violence 10/25/2014 8:43 pm UTC
One by one, the two rows of women dressed in purple in front of Austin
Austin Animal Center Holds Free Vaccination Clinic 10/25/2014 8:15 pm UTC
Pets got a chance to get protected for free at the Austin Animal Center Saturday.The free rabies vaccination clinic was held by the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas. Vaccinations w
Boat Accident Leaves 26 Dead In Zambia 10/25/2014 7:05 pm UTC
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Police say at least 26 people have died, most of them children, when a ferry capsized in the southern African country of Zambia. Among the drowned were parents and school chi
18-Year-Old And Teen Arrested In Abduction Hoax 10/25/2014 5:38 pm UTC
SINGER, La. (AP) -- Two people have been arrested in what authorities are calling an abduction hoax involving a 15-year-old Singer girl. Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Joe Toler tells
New Braunfels Overnight Stabbing 10/25/2014 4:45 pm UTC
One person is in custody after an overnight stabbing landed one person in the hospital. New Braunfels PD got the call at 9:00 PM Friday, about a man who had been stabbed. When authorities arrived t
US To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage In 6 New States 10/25/2014 3:10 pm UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Ariz
Iran Hangs Woman For Killing Alleged Rapist 10/25/2014 2:16 pm UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Amnesty International and other hu
Clear and sunny skies expected for most of the weekend 10/25/2014 1:42 pm UTC
Saturday will be clear and sunny with a high near 89 degrees, according to the
Obama: Science, Not Fear, Key To Ebola Response 10/25/2014 1:09 pm UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science -- not fear -- as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give T
Starflight Called Out To Transport Fall Victim 10/25/2014 12:05 pm UTC
There was an accident at 3755 S Cap of TX involving 1 male.Travis County EMS confirms that they got a call about a victim who was "free climbing", that's rock climbing without a safety rope, when h
Across US, Dems Enlist Latinas For Top Of Ballot 10/25/2014 11:18 am UTC
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) -- After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more tha
Overnight North Austin Fatal Wreck 10/25/2014 10:33 am UTC
At 12:50am officers responded to a crash at Kramer and Parkfield. Austin Police say a 20’s male was driving an SUV at a high rate of speed. The SUV lost control, went up onto the curb and grazed a
Kelso: Is David Dewhurst the Paul Revere of the Lone Star State? 10/25/2014 5:11 am UTC
So Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is accusing Muslims of littering. He says they’re leaving
Austin World War II veteran’s screenplay sparks a filmmaker’s interest 10/25/2014 5:00 am UTC
In June, we brought you the story of World War II veteran John Tschirhart, an
Achievements: Twins earn Girl Scout’s Silver Award 10/25/2014 5:00 am UTC
Girl Scouts earn Silver AwardGirl Scout twin sisters Gretchen and Bridget Hartzheim, daughters of
Community News: Georgetown district seeks members for review panel 10/25/2014 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINDoctors to give free lung screeningsDoctors with the American College of
Few Mexican authors translated to English in U.S. 10/25/2014 5:00 am UTC
Among the 280 authors brought to Austin by the Texas Book Festival this weekend, Carmen
Austin becoming key player in digital ad sector 10/25/2014 5:00 am UTC
When Austin ad agency nFusion was born 14 years ago, Internet advertising was still mostly
Satellite built by UT students heads to space 10/25/2014 4:20 am UTC
Students at UT are making history.About three dozen of them built a satellite NASA is launching into space on Monday.
MoPac drivers having hard time 'staying in the lines' 10/25/2014 4:11 am UTC
Have you had a problem making sense of these blurred lines? Temporary lane stripes are confusing drivers on Mopac.
Sen. John Cornyn, David Alameel face off in their only debate 10/25/2014 2:51 am UTC
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic rival David Alameel each portrayed himself Friday night
Teen girl’s family chases off stalker sought by police 10/25/2014 2:10 am UTC
The family of a 16-year-old girl turned the tables on a 53-year-old man who stalked
New charges filed in Colton Turner case 10/25/2014 2:06 am UTC
Police announced that Colton's mother Meagan Work is facing two first degree felony charges and her boyfriend Michael Turner is facing one first degree felony charge.
Leticia Van de Putte is still introducing herself to voters 10/25/2014 2:04 am UTC
The two top contenders for lieutenant governor campaigned Friday in much the same fashion they
Dept. of Defense readies Ebola Medical Support Team 10/25/2014 12:13 am UTC
The Department of Defense is training a medical support team to help U.S. hospitals treat patients with Ebola.The training was requested by the Department of Health and Human Services.
U.S. Marshals: Fugitive On The Run More Than 6-Years 10/24/2014 11:46 pm UTC
Keith Funk is a 61-year old convicted sex offender but he's failed to register since 2007.Officers with the Lone Star Fugitive Task force say he could still be in Central Texas."Keith Funk has an a
No Murder Charge In Colton Turner Case 10/24/2014 11:38 pm UTC
It was news thousands in central Texas who grew to care for Colton Turner wanted to hear. “The homicide case of Colton Turner has resulted in additional charges” announced Austin Police Homicide Co
AT&T U-verse customers report receiving false "emergency" alert 10/24/2014 10:26 pm UTC
If you have ATT U-verse, you may have noticed an emergency alert system on your TV screen this morning.
Suspects arrested after standoff at apartment complex 10/24/2014 10:25 pm UTC
It was a bit of morning chaos for residents in a Travis County apartment complex. Reports of gun shots near Wells Branch Parkway and Thermal drive triggered a search for two people after a man was
DPS hopes new smartphone app will help them fight crime 10/24/2014 10:24 pm UTC
State troopers are putting crime fighting tools in your hands.
APD Files Additional Charges In Death Of 2-Year-Old 10/24/2014 10:09 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin police say additional charges have been filed in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave last month.Authorities say they were waiting for confi
Round Rock Kids Helping Rescue Dogs Recover 10/24/2014 9:50 pm UTC
Sophie is a small ball of energy.  You wouldn't know the little Poodle-Maltese mix was abused unless you took a close look at her snout."She came to us with some rubber bands around her muzzle," sa
RRPD: Alleged Credit Card Thieves Busted While Dumpster Diving 10/24/2014 9:42 pm UTC
Round Rock Police say they've seized nearly 100 credit card numbers and personal information from two thieves. It all started when police noticed two women dumpster diving near hotels.It happened a
Perry's 1st Court Appearance Now Set For Nov. 6 10/24/2014 8:56 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas -- A judge has rescheduled for Nov. 6 in Austin Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse-of-power charges.The Republican originally was to appear at an Oct. 31 pre
Suspect Arrested In Death Of 2 California Deputies 10/24/2014 7:50 pm UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Officials say a second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings.Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin s
Cornyn, Democrat Alameel Meet In Only Debate 10/24/2014 3:36 pm UTC
DALLAS -- Problems with the nation's immigration system have dominated a debate between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel.During Friday's debate, Alameel touted comprehe
Deadly crash in Northwest Austin 10/24/2014 2:30 pm UTC
An elderly man is dead after a four vehicle crash. Police say a woman in her 80s was making a left turn from Jollyville onto Taylor Draper when a pick-up hit her Ford on the passenger side. The wom
Veteran in Leander wins free paint job for her volunteer work 10/24/2014 1:44 pm UTC
A Leander woman won a national contest for a free paint job on her home.
Boot Campaign encourages civilians to lace up their boots to give back 10/24/2014 3:58 am UTC
Civilians wearing combat boots isn't about fashion for the Boot Campaign. The group believes that a civilian wearing a pair is a great way to say you support the men and women of the U.S. military
Activist arrested for filming police goes to trial 10/24/2014 3:35 am UTC
Antonio Buehler, a man known for his involvement with the Peaceful Streets Project, went on trial Thursday.
ACC's plan for nursing degrees aims to end nursing shortage 10/24/2014 3:20 am UTC
Texas is in the middle of a nursing shortage according to a study.
Bastrop Shelter may be forced to euthanize 30 dogs, adoption event this weekend 10/24/2014 2:53 am UTC
The Bastrop County Animal Shelter may be forced to euthanize more than two dozen dogs next week.
F1 medical preparations include protective gear for Ebola 10/24/2014 2:29 am UTC
The medical preparation for the F1 crowd now includes protective gear for Ebola.
Austin Film Festival kicks off 8 days of storytelling 10/24/2014 2:28 am UTC
The historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin is the first stop for those attending the 8-day Austin Film Festival.
Infant shot in Fayette County passes away 10/23/2014 11:08 pm UTC
A 19-month-old girl who was shot in Fayette County earlier this week has passed away.
Infectious disease task force meets at State Capitol 10/23/2014 10:26 pm UTC
The Ebola threat in Texas continues to ease but that's not stopping members of a special task force from developing new ways to respond to future outbreaks of infectious disease.
Bastrop Animal Shelter holding adoption event 10/23/2014 5:44 pm UTC
Bastrop Animal Control and Shelter is asking for help in getting animals adopted so it can make improvements to its building.
Blood Center of Central Texas needs donations 10/23/2014 1:38 pm UTC
The Blood Center of Central Texas is in dire need of donations. Staff there says the stock of O-negative blood has reached a critically low level.
Indiana murder suspect with Austin ties appears in court 10/23/2014 4:12 am UTC
A convicted sex offender in Texas who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana appeared before a judge Wednesday.43-year-old Darren Vann refused to respond to the judge during his init
APD initiative "We Wave" promotes safety among bicyclists and drivers 10/23/2014 4:04 am UTC
Austin police are hoping you'll be part of a new "wave" of behavior that will help keep bicyclists safe in the Capital City.It's as simple as that: waving.The Austin-based branding firm, The Butler
Elementary students fire BB gun on bus 10/23/2014 4:04 am UTC
Backpacks are common at school, what's not so common is finding out there's a BB gun hidden inside.
Austinites react to idea of paying college athletes 10/23/2014 4:04 am UTC
The idea of paying college athletes has been stirred up again. UT has apparently already come up with a plan if it becomes a reality.
Local APD Lieutenant suspended 10/22/2014 10:34 pm UTC
An Austin police officer is suspended indefinitely by Chief Art Acevedo.In a statement from the city, Lieutenant Jason Disher violated retaliation rules and lied on an official statement.
San Antonio tells pro-life protestors they can't use JumboTron at Alamo 10/22/2014 10:26 pm UTC
Pro-life protestors had planned to put a JumboTron outside the Alamo with abortion images on it, but the City of San Antonio shut down the protest Wednesday morning.
Victim in downtown assault: "there was no reason for them to do what they did" 10/22/2014 10:26 pm UTC
Police are asking for the public's help to track down the suspects they believe randomly attacked a man and his fiancé as they were leaving downtown Austin.Police are hoping to get a good picture t
Cedar Park police arrest man in assault case, victim dies from injuries 10/22/2014 10:20 pm UTC
Cedar Park police say a 62-year-old woman who was seriously hurt after being assaulted has died from her injuries. A man has been arrested and is in the Williamson County Jail.
CDC rules out Ebola for Round Rock resident 10/22/2014 8:36 pm UTC
Officials at St. David's Medical Center announced a patient with a suspected case of Ebola has been ruled out by the CDC.
Texas Book Festival 10/22/2014 3:13 pm UTC
Downtown Austin is the scene for book lovers this weekend. Starting Saturday, the Texas Book Festival gets underway.
Man arrested for interfering with officer back in court 10/22/2014 2:05 pm UTC
There's a renewed battle over an arrest in 2012 where police say a man interfered with a DWI traffic stop. Antonio Buehler goes back to court this week and his supporters are taking action.
Police investigating man’s death in Northwest Austin 10/22/2014 1:59 pm UTC
Police are investigating a man's death near Highway 183 and SH 45.
Police say Fayette County homicide linked to Austin SWAT standoff 10/22/2014 4:19 am UTC
A 19-month-old girl is in Dell Children's Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound. She is the lone survivor of what investigators believe is a murder suicide.
Family of missing Rundberg women hopes Vann case could give them leads 10/22/2014 4:12 am UTC
The possibility that suspected serial killer Darren Vann may be responsible for some unsolved crimes in Austin has at least one family feeling a sense of hope.
Governor announces Ebola containment facility to open in North Texas 10/22/2014 3:35 am UTC
An Ebola bio containment facility will open in North Texas in the next 24 hours, that's according to a statement made by Governor Rick Perry Tuesday.
*Update* Authorities identify Lake Travis drowning victim 10/22/2014 3:17 am UTC
The body of 47-year-old Steven Hall was discovered in Lake Travis at Pace Bend Park Monday evening nearly five hours after he went underwater.
Dewhurst advisor pleads guilty 10/22/2014 2:57 am UTC
A former advisor to Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has pleaded guilty to stealing campaign funds.
APD searching for two men believed to be involved in an assault downtown 10/22/2014 2:25 am UTC
Austin police are asking for your help to find the suspects in a downtown assault.Police released surveillance photo of the suspects Tuesday.
State board suspends Fort Worth veterinarian for five years 10/21/2014 10:15 pm UTC
The state board that oversees veterinarians suspended a Fort Worth vet's license for the next five years.
Perry's 1st court appearance delayed until Nov. 7 10/21/2014 8:27 pm UTC
Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.
Suspect in 7 Indiana deaths has Austin ties 10/21/2014 7:21 pm UTC
Authorities say a man suspected of killing seven women in Indiana has Austin ties.Austin police arrested Darren Vann in Austin in 2007 for sexually assaulting a woman.
Paying just got easier for consumers; Apple Pay 10/21/2014 7:20 pm UTC
Paying in stores just got a little bit easier. Using your iPhone is now an option at hundreds of thousands of businesses. But is it safe?
Burnet County man facing charges after authorities find meth and stolen items 10/21/2014 6:20 pm UTC
A Burnet County man is facing seven charges after law enforcement executed a search warrant and found a large quantity of Methamphetamine, stolen firearms and other stolen property.
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record 10/21/2014 3:32 pm UTC
Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold.
New Braunfels PD on lookout for man who shot at officer 10/21/2014 3:32 pm UTC
New Braunfels police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who shot at an officer. It happened Monday night around 8:00 p.m. when officers responded to a family disturbance call.
Defendant's brother testifies in 1980 murder trial 10/21/2014 12:53 pm UTC
The capital murder trial of Steven Thomas began in Williamson County Monday.
Indiana cases lead to questions as to what makes the mind of a serial killer 10/21/2014 3:21 am UTC
As police investigate multiple murders in Indiana, FOX 7 has learned the suspect Darren Vann once lived in Austin.
Wendy Davis casts her ballot early 10/21/2014 2:45 am UTC
Democrat Wendy Davis cast her ballot to be the next governor of Texas in early voting in Dallas Monday.
*Update* One man dead after SWAT incident in East Austin 10/21/2014 2:27 am UTC
SWAT standoff in East Austin ends with one man dead.
Patient isolated at St. David's tests negative for Ebola 10/21/2014 12:59 am UTC
Negative. That's the result from a second test by the CDC of a Round Rock man who arrived Sunday at St. David's hospital with Ebola like symptoms.
Early voting underway for November election 10/20/2014 10:26 pm UTC
Early voting is underway in Texas for the November 4th election.
Rally to get voters to polls 10/20/2014 7:07 pm UTC
Early voting begins October 20th and on October 19th people rallied together to get educated on what's on the ballot.
Indiana mayor: Suspect in 7 deaths convicted of sex crimes in Texas 10/20/2014 5:49 pm UTC
The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas.
18th anniversary of Celtic Festival 10/20/2014 3:17 pm UTC
Austin embraces diversity which is why the Celtic Festival is still going strong here. Sunday marked the 18th anniversary. The festival is known as the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas.
You Decide: ATX Council - District 10 10/20/2014 2:14 pm UTC
District 10 is one of the larger districts covering around 43 square miles. Some of the neighborhoods in the district include 2222, Northwest Hills and Great Hills. The lines of the district cross
Early voting begins 10/20/2014 1:14 pm UTC
Early voting is underway and there's a lot at stake both statewide and locally.
Money being raised to build monument to honor Deputy Hollis 10/20/2014 1:02 pm UTC
Those who live in the neighborhood where Travis County Deputy Jessica Hollis lost her life in September in the line of duty are trying to raise money for a permanent memorial monument so everyone w
'Easy Rider' controversy: Austin man says he has real Fonda bike 10/19/2014 4:01 am UTC
The famous "Captain America" bike from the cult-classic Easy Rider has become the subject of a Hollywood controversy.
APD recruiting more women officers 10/19/2014 3:50 am UTC
The police force has always been a male-driven profession, but Austin Police Assistant Chief Jessica Robledo says that is about to change.
Crash and rollover claims a life on Hwy 71 10/19/2014 3:49 am UTC
The Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal accident in Burnet County. Around one this morning a 32-year-old man lost his life after he crashed into a trailer being pulled by a truck o
Cedar Park woman arrested after stabbing husband 10/18/2014 2:43 am UTC
A Cedar Park woman is facing a felony assault charge after admitting to police that she stabbed her husband.

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