Child taken to hospital after being hit by car in Southeast Austin 5/30/2015 9:46 pm UTC
A child was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a vehicle hit the
Woman’s body recovered in Hays County 5/30/2015 9:20 pm UTC
A recovery crew found the body of a woman on the banks of the Blanco
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 5/30/2015 8:42 pm UTC
MONDAYStorms slam Central Texas on Memorial Day: A new round of fierce thunderstorms and
Central Texas flood casualties and missing people 5/30/2015 8:10 pm UTC
Nine deaths have been attributed to Central Texas flooding, all but one death occurring in
Power restored to 5,670 Austin Energy customers after substation fire 5/30/2015 6:40 pm UTC
Austin Energy has restored power to the approximately 5,670 customers that lost service after
Three Austin-area men released on bond in connection to Waco shootings 5/30/2015 6:06 pm UTC
Three Austin area residents jailed after the deadly Twin Peaks shooting this month were released
Constitutional Amendment May Pump Billions Into Texas Roads 5/30/2015 5:49 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Legislature has approved a sweeping plan to potentially boost transportation funding by billions of dollars -- hoping to bolster the state's traffic-clogged roads an
Hays County Body Recovered From Flood Area 5/30/2015 4:43 pm UTC
A search team recovered the body of an adult female from the Blanco River banks near Lime Kiln Road and Water Tower Road Saturday morning. No identification has been made pending autopsy. An adult
Searchers push for closure after deadly Central Texas floods 5/30/2015 3:00 pm UTC
Rosie Bankston knows the torment of losing a loved one to a raging river.Twenty-eight
Body of boy identified as Jonathan Andrew McComb; 7 still missing 5/30/2015 2:30 pm UTC
In a news conference Friday evening, Hays County Officials identified the body of a boy found as 6-year-old Jonathan Andrew McComb. According to officials, McComb's body was found Wednesday along t
President Obama signs Disaster Declaration 5/30/2015 2:25 pm UTC
The President's action makes federal funding available to those affected by floods and straight-line winds in Harris, Hays, and Van Zandt counties. FEMA said that damage surveys are continuing in o
OH: Deadly Airport Police Shooting - Surveillance 5/30/2015 2:18 pm UTC
An Ohio grand jury has cleared two airport police officers in the deadly shooting of a knife-wielding attacker in January.Port Columbus international airport Friday release surveillance video of th
Collie family helping neighbors in wake of Wimberley disaster 5/30/2015 1:45 pm UTC
Since the Memorial Day weekend floods that devastated Wimberley and other parts of Central Texas
Parts of Travis County under significant weather advisory 5/30/2015 1:27 pm UTC
5 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for
Powerful Quake Strikes Off Japan; No Tsunami Warning 5/30/2015 12:17 pm UTC
TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore ea
Gay-Rights Activists Clash With Foes In Moscow, 15 Detained 5/30/2015 12:15 pm UTC
MOSCOW (AP) -- Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents. A small group of activists tried to hold an unauthorized dem
WI - Dustin Diamond Found Not Guilty Of Assault 5/30/2015 11:42 am UTC
A Wisconsin jury has convicted 'saved by the bell' star Dustin Diamond, of two misdemeanor charges.The trial began on Friday for Dustin Diamond, who played screech on the TV show saved by the bell.
Flash Flooding Possible Into Sunday 5/30/2015 10:57 am UTC
Flash flooding possible this afternoon into the night hours. Amounts are expected to be more localized than the previous events. Most areas should expect to receive 1/2 to 1 inch of rain, with isol
Texas lawmakers approve new teen abortion restrictions 5/30/2015 2:56 am UTC
Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent.
FOX 7 Viewer hopes to help Taylor flood victim buy furniture 5/30/2015 2:52 am UTC
The Memorial Day storms brought floodwaters and heartache to a housing complex on the southeast side of Taylor this week.
Wimberley library saving muddy photos from flood debris 5/30/2015 2:52 am UTC
Volunteers are helping librarians save thousands of pictures found among the flood debris in Wimberley.
Former Austin man gets life for creating online drug site Silk Road 5/30/2015 1:40 am UTC
A former Austin man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday
Flood-weary residents of Blanco lean on each other for help, humor 5/30/2015 12:47 am UTC
Everyone in Blanco knows someone — a friend, a relative, a co-worker — that has suffered losses
Defense, state tussle over video in Crispin Harmel capital murder case 5/30/2015 12:41 am UTC
On the witness stand Friday, Williamson County District Attorney Jana Duty said it was not
Wastewater spilled into Shoal Creek during flood 5/30/2015 12:31 am UTC
A wastewater line failure during flooding Monday in Austin caused an estimated 360,000 gallons
As the Blanco recedes, officials wonder aloud about a dam 5/30/2015 12:17 am UTC
Fifty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Flood Debris Clogs part of Lake Travis 5/30/2015 12:10 am UTC
A giant debris pile that had formed on Lake Travis has broken apart. Efforts to clean up stepped up Friday.
Wimberley High School seniors walk across the stage, despite a week full of turmoil 5/30/2015 12:10 am UTC
Amidst all the tragedy that has struck Wimberley over the past week, students at Wimbelerley High School are still getting the chance to walk across the stage and get their diplomas Friday night.
Resource Center opens in Wimberley to aid flood victims 5/30/2015 12:09 am UTC
Hays County is opening two resource centers for those affected by the flood.
Texas lawmakers approve open carry 5/29/2015 11:58 pm UTC
Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state.
Child critically injured after being hit by car in Southeast Austin 5/29/2015 11:54 pm UTC
A child was critically injured after being hit by a car in Southeast Austin Friday
Austin-area men arrested after Waco shootings sue for their release 5/29/2015 11:49 pm UTC
In what could be the beginning of a mountain of lawsuits connected to the May
'Austin-bashing' bill on housing vouchers headed to Gov. Greg Abbott 5/29/2015 11:40 pm UTC
Bent on stopping cities from banning plastic bags, regulating tree-cutting and raising taxes to a
Flood news: Abbott expands disaster decree; Taylor families displaced 5/29/2015 11:32 pm UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYMore counties added to disaster declarationGov. Greg Abbott on Friday declared a
Home Values Drop After Floods, Appraisal Protest Deadline Looms 5/29/2015 11:32 pm UTC
The deadline to protest appraised property values is Monday. Across Central Texas, home values have drastically dropped due to flood damage. If your home was clearly damaged by the flood it's likel
Storm-damaged trees targeted for removal at Deep Eddy Pool 5/29/2015 11:15 pm UTC
Two cottonwood trees at Deep Eddy Pool were deemed high risks to public safety and
'Open Carry' Bill Heads To Gov. Abbott 5/29/2015 10:52 pm UTC
by Morgan Smith, The Texas TribuneEditor's note: This story has been updated throughout.A signature from Gov.
Wimberley HS Holds Emotional Graduation Ceremony 5/29/2015 10:03 pm UTC
After a week of tragedy and devastation, the town of Wimberley had something to celebrate. Tonight, the Wimberley High School Class of 2015 graduated and the ceremony was full of emotion. It took
U.S. Marshals: Suspect Killed Victim Over Beer 5/29/2015 9:48 pm UTC
Ronnier Delgado, 41, is accused of manslaughter. Investigators say he killed a man over a can of beer on May 1.It happened in a parking lot off East St. Johns Avenue in North Austin. Police got a c
Volunteers From Across The State Gather In Hays Co. To Help 5/29/2015 9:36 pm UTC
The search for survivors continues, nearly a week after a flood devastated parts of Hays County. Working slow and methodical, search crews are working their way down the banks of the Blanco River."
Tourists Travel To Wimberley Despite Flood Damage 5/29/2015 8:23 pm UTC
The pictures coming out of Wimberley are telling. They show flood damage that will likely take months to clean up. But many Wimberley business owners worry these same images are doing more than dra
Debris Also Filling Up Lake Travis 5/29/2015 7:28 pm UTC
Lake Travis may look beautiful now but there's a lot of debris under the water and bacteria in the water from the recent floods. Especially if more severe weather hits, you need to be extremely car
Three people injured in Capitol Metro bus crash 5/29/2015 7:22 pm UTC
At least three people were hurt Thursday afternoon when a Capital Metro bus hit a vehicle in downtown Austin.
Turn Around Don't Drown Time lapse 5/29/2015 7:17 pm UTC
The City of Austin released this Time Lapse video to illustrate just how important it is to remember "Turn Around. Don't Drown.
Another side by side look at Lakeway City Park 5/29/2015 7:17 pm UTC
Redditor Brett Nemeroff shared another one of his side by side comparison photos with FOX 7.Click here for a full size image.
Catholic Church joins the recovery effort 5/29/2015 6:21 pm UTC
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has boots on the ground to provide a strong response to the disaster situation in the flood-affected communities.
Multi-Agency Resource Centers Opening in Wimberley and San Marcos 5/29/2015 6:07 pm UTC
The American Red Cross, Central Texas VOAD and Hays County are joining forces to open two Multi-Agency Resource Centers for anyone impacted by the severe storms and flooding.
Child's Body Recovered From Hays Co. Flooding Identified 5/29/2015 5:51 pm UTC
Officials say they have identified the body of a child pulled from the banks of the Blanco River in Hays County. Johnathan Andrew McComb, 6, was found near Water Park Road.The number of people from
Texas Lawmakers Approve New Teen Abortion Restrictions 5/29/2015 5:37 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent. The bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday changes the process
Resources for residents of Blanco 5/29/2015 5:27 pm UTC
The City of Blanco recommends following the Blanco County Emergency Management Facebook page for updates. To report power outages to Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), please call 1-888-883-3379.
Silk Road Founder Gets Life For Creating Online Drug Site 5/29/2015 4:24 pm UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison.A judge in Manhattan federal court announced the sentence Friday for 31-y
Gov. Abbott Adds Travis Co. To Disaster Declaration 5/29/2015 4:16 pm UTC
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 24 more counties -- including Travis County -- raising the total to 70 counties with such a designation due to recent storms and flooding
Cuba removed from US terror list 5/29/2015 4:00 pm UTC
The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
Live Anthrax Samples Shipped To Austin Lab 5/29/2015 2:42 pm UTC
Austin-Travis County health officials say live anthrax samples were mistaken shipped to a lab in Austin.Tim Martin, spokesperson for Southwest Research Institute, says Signature Science lab in Aust
Capital Area Food Bank helping flood victims this weekend 5/29/2015 1:16 pm UTC
Many are still cleaning up after losing all their belongings. The Capital Area Food Bank is stepping up to help them with a very basic necessity.
Friends, family focus on finding missing loved ones along Blanco River 5/29/2015 2:58 am UTC
As the search continues in Hays County for the eight still missing in Wimberley, family members say the mission is not over and they remain focused on bringing their loved ones home.
Man's body found on Blanco River bank in San Marcos 5/29/2015 2:55 am UTC
Thursday night, officials announced an adult male's body was found on Blanco River bank in San Marcos.He was found in debris. His name has not been released.
Williamson County Judge pleads guilty to firearms charges 5/29/2015 2:33 am UTC
Williamson County Judge Tim Wright returned to federal court Thursday on firearms charges.
After Miss-Fires, lawmakers reach agreement on open carry 5/29/2015 2:32 am UTC
Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday key education reform that he promised to push through this session. Meanwhile the governor's pen is still waiting to be used on a couple of bills to ex
Pilot injured in small-plane crash on Hill Country highway 5/29/2015 2:29 am UTC
Authorities say the plane caught fire on the highway. Highway 71 was shut down in both directions until nightfall Thursday.
Daugher of first APD Lake Patrol Officer gets surprise 5/28/2015 11:20 pm UTC
The daughter of the first Austin Lake Patrol officer got a touching surprise on what would have been her dad's 100th birthday.
Pop-up store helps provide basic necessities to those who suffered in the floods 5/28/2015 11:13 pm UTC
All the flooding we've seen this week is impacting Austin's homeless population.Thursday, a large advertising agency is taking time to help those in need of the basic necessities after the storm.
UPDATE: 5th Body Recovered From Hays Co. Flooding Identified 5/28/2015 9:56 pm UTC
UPDATE: Hays County authorities have identified the body as Ralph Hugh Carey, 73. He was recovered from a brushy area near the Blanco River at Fox Road in San Marcos on Thursday. His last known loc
Texas House OKs ending Austin residency rule for politicians 5/28/2015 9:43 pm UTC
The Texas House has passed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow statewide officeholders to live somewhere other than Austin.
City of Austin offers mosquito awareness and prevention tips 5/28/2015 9:10 pm UTC
Don't forget to follow the "4 D's." The City of Austin offers some helpful mosquito awareness information and prevention tips on their website.
*Update* Williamson County flooding victim identified 5/28/2015 5:31 pm UTC
Officials have release the name of the person who died as a result of flooding in Williamson County. 55-year-old Jerry D. Booth was traveling to Georgetown on CR 143 from his home in Temple when he
Flood leaves residents without access to the main road in West Bastrop County 5/28/2015 4:42 pm UTC
There are twelve families in West Bastrop County who have no access to the main road. Their homes weren't damaged but on Monday flood waters swallowed the bridge on Wilbarger Creek Drive.
Operation Blessing team heads to Texas for flood relief 5/28/2015 1:15 pm UTC
Operation Blessing International's U.S. Disaster Relief team is deploying to San Marcos, Texas to help following flooding of the Blanco River.
Side by side comparison of Lake Travis before and after the flood 5/28/2015 3:38 am UTC
Amazing photo of side by side comparison of Lake Travis before and after the flood. Photo Credit: Brett Nemeroff
Residents in Martindale not receiving help after floods 5/28/2015 3:31 am UTC
Most of the homes along the San Marcos River in Martindale were completely flooded. But many residents are upset they aren't receiving help like others.
Hays County Judge arrested for DWI 5/28/2015 3:31 am UTC
On Monday, a Hays County Judge was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Bastrop State Park Lake almost dry after dam failure 5/28/2015 3:31 am UTC
Bastrop State Park got about five inches of rain in just a couple of hours on Monday. The additional water on top of an already full lake was too much for the dam to handle and when it failed it dr
Levels at Lake Travis are at their highest since 2011 5/28/2015 3:31 am UTC
There is a bright side to all this rain, Lake Travis.
House rejects Senate's open carry bill after law enforcement raises concerns 5/28/2015 3:03 am UTC
Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas.
Search crews recover body of a boy along the banks of the Blanco River 5/28/2015 2:19 am UTC
Search crews have recovered a boy's body along the banks of the Blanco River, the Hays County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.The child's name has not been released by authorities.
Whole Foods Markets pays it forward to small Shoal Creek businesses cleaning up after flood 5/27/2015 11:10 pm UTC
Whole Foods to offer businesses loans to those affected by Memorial Day flood
Repair work underway on the Blanco River 5/27/2015 11:10 pm UTC
Repair work underway on the Blanco River
Authorities identify two dead in Hays Co. floods, others still missing 5/27/2015 11:02 pm UTC
The body of a missing mother from Wimberley was identified Wednesday. Searchers found 43-year-old Michelle Carey-Charba's body Tuesday around 4 p.m.
Area vets help their own launch small businesses 5/27/2015 6:56 pm UTC
In the FOX 7 Care Force, Mike Warren explores how the military ethic and ethos can survive and thrive in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
What to do before, during and after a tornado 5/27/2015 6:46 pm UTC
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. Check out these useful tips from ready.gov.
Confirmed tornado spotted in Blanco County 5/27/2015 5:32 pm UTC
Earlier today emergency management confirmed that a tornado was spotted on the ground in Blanco County. It was just east of U.S. 281 near Little Blanco Road/Little Blanco River near Twin Sisters.
Heavy rains, some hail hit Austin and Blanco Co. 5/27/2015 4:35 pm UTC
Strong storms passed through Austin and Blanco County bringing with it heavy rains and some hail.
Search for 11 still missing in Hays County continues 5/27/2015 1:50 pm UTC
Three people are confirmed dead from the flooding in Wimberley and the search continues for the 11 people still missing in Hays County.
Austin city official resigns amid probe of training on women 5/27/2015 1:43 pm UTC
An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for staff on how to deal with women in local government.
Four-year-old child dies after being electrocuted 5/27/2015 1:09 pm UTC
Austin police have confirmed that a four-year-old child has died after being electrocuted. It happened after 7 p.m. on May 26 in the 2400 block of Wickersham Lane just off Oltorf.
Police investigating homicide in Manor 5/27/2015 1:09 pm UTC
Police are investigating a homicide in Manor. Officers were called out to the 15000 block of Johnson Road Trail just before 8 p.m. on May 26 where a man was found dead.
Austin Aztex looking for a home after floods 5/27/2015 11:31 am UTC
Tuesday afternoon, the Austin Aztex released a statement saying they are looking for possible venue options after Monday's storms flooded House Park.
Hays County Officials release photos and names of missing people 5/27/2015 9:54 am UTC
Officials are confirming they have found three bodies from the flooding in Wimberley over the weekend. Crews now continue to search for the other missing people presumed swept away in the flooding.
11 missing in Hays County after Memorial weekend flooding 5/27/2015 3:09 am UTC
Tuesday night, Hays County officials announced that 11 people are now missing from the area after two were found safe.
Two drown inside their cars after being swept away 5/27/2015 3:07 am UTC
The flooding from Monday night has claimed two lives in Travis and Williamson counties.They were found in their cars that had been swept away.
RM 12 bridge re-opens in Wimberley following flood 5/27/2015 1:10 am UTC
Tuesday night, the Texas Department of Transportation announced the RM 12 bridge over the Blanco River in Wimberley has re-opened to one way traffic.
Families return to flooded homes in Taylor 5/26/2015 11:54 pm UTC
The Memorial Day storms also caused significant damage Northeast of Austin.
Search and rescue efforts continue in Wimberley 5/26/2015 11:52 pm UTC
Tuesday, officials confirmed there are now 13 people missing over the Memorial Day weekend because of the flooded Blanco River. Crews from several different agencies are searching by helicopter, bo
Residents along Colorado River being warned to take precautions due to flood waters 5/26/2015 11:20 pm UTC
Flood water is now making its way to and through Bastrop and Smithville.
Businesses begin cleanup along Lamar Boulevard 5/26/2015 11:20 pm UTC
Businesses along Lamar Boulevard are cleaning up after parts of it flooded. It's bringing back memories of the 1981 Memorial Day flood.
Hays County food bank holding emergency food distributions 5/26/2015 10:28 pm UTC
The Hays County Food Bank will be holding Emergency Food Distributions for those affected by the recent flooding in Hays County. To donate funds or food please visit haysfoodbank.org
Austin Parks & Rec. list of closures 5/26/2015 9:04 pm UTC
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is currently assessing the status of City of Austin pools, parks and trails impacted by severe weather and flooding over the weekend.
Body found in Northeast Travis County 5/26/2015 9:03 pm UTC
Austin Travis Co. officials say a body was recovered in Northeast Travis County. The person was in a vehicle that was swept away by Monday's floods.
'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108th birthday 5/26/2015 7:53 pm UTC
Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.
Austin Animal Center reopens for adoptions, fosters 5/26/2015 6:49 pm UTC
The Austin Animal Center has reopened for adoptions, those reclaiming pets and anyone wanting to help by fostering a pet from the shelter after temporarily closing to the public on Memorial Day due