Austin Local News

Police are investigating the death of a 53-year-old Austin choir director who was found slain in her home. Austin police say Kathy Blair died Saturday from unspecified trauma. They say the killer knew Blair and that there isn't a risk to the public. A family member called police...
A 45-year-old woman is dead following an early Monday morning fire at a North Austin duplex, fire officials said. About 12:40 a.m., firefighters received a call of a fire at a duplex in the 9200 block of Georgian Drive, near East Rundberg Lane and Interstate 35, a spokesman with...
Tesla passed on Texas as the site of its new $5 billion battery factory. But the automaker still hopes to sell its electric cars directly to Texans over the Internet, instead of through dealerships, and it is dangling the carrot of future investment projects as an incentive...
An Oklahoma company has announced it will build a $33 million drone complex at Fort Bliss. Oklahoma City-based contractor SGS says it will build the 150-acre unmanned aircraft launch and recovery complex. It will include a 50,000-square-foot unmanned aircraft maintenance hangar...
Austin police are investigating after a man was killed by a train in south Austin. Officers say the white male in his 30s was hit shortly after 6 a.m. on Tredwell and South Lamar. Austin/Travis County EMS pronounced him dead on the scene. It's unclear why he was on the tracks...
It's a trip of a lifetime for more than a dozen Pearl Harbor survivors. They made their way to Washington D.C. Saturday morning with Honor Flight Austin. FOX 7 was there as they took off. It's a significant day in history. For these men, it means more than that. It's a day that...
East View High School English teacher Jacki James stood in front of more than 1,000 students in Georgetown and asked them a question. “How many of you have ever been called a nerd, a geek or a loser?” Several hundred students sitting in the bleachers at the school’s stadium in...
Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the order in a federal district court in...
A unique group founded by local college students is doing what they can to send a part of home to American troops deployed overseas. Often times when the FOX 7 Care Force profiles veterans service groups they usually have some connection to the military be it through family or...