Austin Local News

After calls from residents to make Austin more affordable, the Austin City Council approves homestead exemptions for property owners. Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eeno explains who qualifies for the new exemption, "To be eligible, the resident must have ownership interest in...
Housing Authority of the City of Austin officials along with new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro cut the ribbon to open the new Henry Flores Education and Resource Center. The South Austin facility is the first new HACA construction in over 20 years. The...
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports the Fayette County Grand Jury was in session and handed down two Capital Murder Indictments in two Fayette County Cases. The first Indictment for Capital Murder was on Derek Jamal McKenzie, 18, for the Murder of Sandra Pfeiffer which...
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports the Fayette County Grand Jury was in session and handed down two Capital Murder Indictments in two Fayette County Cases. The first Indictment for Capital Murder was on Derek Jamal McKenzie, 18, for the Murder of Sandra Pfeiffer which...
In conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, The Salvation Army is conducting a diaper drive for families who are experiencing homelessness. The Salvation Army is the only emergency shelter option in Austin for families, and we need a lot of diapers...
Austin Police have a man behind bars they say held up two Burger King Restaurants in two weeks. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Leandre Morris III at a Motel 6 in North Austin yesterday and charged him with two first degree felony counts of aggravated robbery...
Austin City leaders voted unanimously Thursday to start the process of placing a commemorative marker along Auditorium Shores in honor of President Barack Obama. On February 23, 2007 then Senator Obama held a large rally at Auditorium Shores with thousands of people...
AISD is confirming tonight that an employee is under investigation at Kocuerk Elementary. They say it's an isolated incident. That employee is on administrative leave. A spokesperson with AISD told FOX 7 that's the policy when there is an active investigation. Officals won't...
(from ACC) The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees voted November 17 to expand the college’s smoke-free policy to also prohibit nicotine vapor products and devices (such as electronic cigarettes) and smokeless tobacco products. The policy is effective January 5,...