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City officials and the Austin Fire Department observe the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks. Assistant Chief Bob Nicks reads quotes from firefighters who were on the ground that day at the twin towers to the crowd gathered at the historic Buford Tower in downtown Austin, "I...
The head of the Department of Public Safety says state law enforcement officers are on high alert. Steve McCraw told FOX 7 that no one is ignoring the significance of the 9/11 anniversary and that the state emergency operations center has already been up and running in order to...
MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports If your child can read, they can attend Acton Academy. The one-room school house mixes 40 elementary-age students downstairs and about 30 middle school-age kids upstairs. Acton Academy was founded in 2008 by parents Jeff...
Capital Metro's system was breached, but officials say no personal or credit card information was taken. CapMetro said the company encrypts all credit card transactions and does not store any credit card information on any of its systems. CapMetro released the following...
South by Southwest is not only one of Austin’s biggest festivals it also has one of the biggest economic impacts on the city. Thursday festival organizers will announce the financial results from this year’s event. While the executives at SXSW won’t release the exact number...
A California rocket company has announced it will move its headquarters to the Austin area. Firefly Space Systems of Hawthorne, California, confirmed the relocation on Wednesday. The company says it's negotiating with Cedar Park officials to make that city its headquarters. It...
The City of San Marcos is investigating the cause of contradictory and elevated lead readings found in five of 12 test samples in the vicinity of the Hays County Government Center. “The water is in full compliance with state and federal regulations regarding lead in drinking...
The number of students enrolled in four-year universities in the state is up 21,000. Higher Education Coordinating Board Assistant Commissioner Susan Brown says that's a 3.7% increase over last year. She says,"Now, we do expect these numbers to drop slightly because students don...
At a time when creating and maintaining jobs is critical, the president of the Texas Association of Business says federal regulations are taking Texas and the rest of the country in the wrong direction. Bill Hammond says regulations from Washington are hitting manufacturers...