Austin Local News

Some local vintage store owners are trying to get the word out about a pair of thieves targeting mom-and-pop boutiques. They say pair is not looking for clothes; it's looking to steal identities. Emily Hoover, co-owner of Feather’s Boutique on Congress Avenue, says about two...
Austin police may spend less money on overtime pay next year. The department is spending about $9.5 million on overtime for officers this year. City Manager Toby Futrell's proposed budget for 2006-07 calls for spending $7.1 million on police overtime. The department uses its...
The State is looking to crack down on hundreds of out of state fugitives who came to Texas following Hurricane Katrina. The Texas Interstate Compact office is working with the Governor's office on a proposal which would allow local law enforcement officials to arrest out of...
Austin police are looking for the driver of a grey SUV who reportedly shot a teenager in a southeast Austin drive-by shooting early Sunday morning. There are unconfirmed reports four teenagers were driving in a Mitsubishi while shooting a BB gun at passing cars. It's unclear...
Austin-Travis County MHMR and several non-profit groups begin offering Community Voice Mail. It provides a free, personalized voice-mail account for people without their own phone to use as a point of contact for potential employers. Supporters say the service is especially...
AUSTIN (AP) - A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments today in the fight over whether Tom DeLay should be on the November ballot in Texas. Republicans want to honor the former U-S Representative's June Ninth resignation and replace him with another nominee to...
A Round Rock Police sergeant is asking homeowners associations to let residents know they need to be patient on the roads or not head out this weekend. The notice from Sergeant David Pierce says traffic will be very heavy with the grand opening of the new outlet mall, which...
As monks from a defrocked Russian Orthodox monastery near Blanco sit in jail on organized crime and sexual assault charges, one of their young victims speaks out through his lawyer. Attorney Mark Long tells Fox Seven News the young man was 13 at the time of the alleged sexual...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The memory of 40 years ago tomorrow will always remain fresh with former Austin police officer Ray Martinez. He was 29 and supposed to have the day off when he heard news on T-V that someone was firing a rifle from atop the 307-foot University of Texas tower...