Austin Local News

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from...
Austin police have arrested 54 people on charges of driving while intoxicated since a no-refusal policy for Labor Day weekend began 6 p.m. Friday. During last year’s Labor Day weekend, police arrested 95 people in the Austin area for driving while intoxicated. The no-refusal...
Over the weekend, the United States carried out five more airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, bringing the total number of strikes to 115. The group Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS, is expanding and it's name change is part of that. "Their reasoning for doing...
A woman is in critical condition after reportedly slamming her car into a Capital Metro bus. It happened this Sunday morning at the intersection of Riverside and Grove. Capital Metro says the bus was stopped at a red light when a car came speeding and crashed into the back. When...
A man is his 30s was pronounced dead after falling approximately 120 feet at Mount Bonnell Sunday. Austin Travis County EMS got the call around 4:30 p.m.. Witnesses saw the man holding onto a branch before falling. When medics arrived and rappelled over the edge, they found the...
A Travis County Official is hoping the city will approve a proposal to give city property owners a homestead exemption. Precinct 4 Commissioner Margaret Gomez says it's not just the poor who are complaining that they can't afford to live in Austin anymore, "Young professionals...
Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Spokesman Ltc. Lee Peters says the U.S. Army post has closed some entry gates to non-Defense Department personnel, and increased random vehicle searches through Tuesday. He said Sunday that the added...
The Austin Police Department wants to build a new booking facility in Northwest Austin, but it's facing some scrutiny from the people who live in a neighborhood nearby. The proposed site is on city owned land at the intersection of Rutherford Lane and Cameron Road. Less than a...
FOX 7's Ann Wyatt Little reports that a Travis County jury has found Linda Woodman guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault. The jury reached the verdict in less than an hour. This is an update to a developing story. The original version is as follows: Closing arguments are...