Austin Local News

The UIL orders all Texas high schools to have an automatic external defibrillator on campus by August 1st of 2007, but Doctor Charles Breithaupt with the UIL says having one of those life-saving devices is just the first step. Breithaupt says they’re encouraging school districts...
Council members are looking for ways to delay the construction of a new water treatment plant and one way to do that is to conserve water. Dan strub with the city’s Conservation program says getting home-owners to install newer, more efficient low-flush toilets is one easy way...
Congressmen in Washington have been working diligently to find possible solutions on how to properly secure the U.S./Mexico border, and now that congress recently approved a Homeland Appropriations bill, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul is releasing a report highlighting some...
Governor Rick Perry today touted state efforts to tighten security along the Texas-Mexico border as a success. He says ``Operation Rio Grande'' has demonstrated that the addition of manpower, vehicles and technological resources along the border can and has cut down on crime...
Austin fire fighters arrive at 5303 Medford drive this morning after flames are reported to be shooting out of the roof of a family home in northeast Austin. AFD officials say that the fire started in the attic and that everyone did make it out safely, but the family will not be...
A local animals' rights group is joined by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to get Austin city officials to protect elephants that come to Austin. Ernest Samudio with Action for Animals says his group and PETA have contacted the Austin City Council. He says the groups...
Her attorney says Altovise Williams will never be able to walk normally again after a drunk driver crashed into her in Cedar Park in June of 2003. Marc Rosenthal says the settlement with driver Eric Strawbridge and the former owners of Sam's Boat in north Austin should send a...
Tracking down eight non-resident people convicted of crimes in Central Texas leads immigration officials to an additional 36 arrests. Rudy Rodriguez with Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Operation "Return to Sender" wasn't a raid looking specifically for people in the...
The Austin police monitor's office is looking into complaints of excessive force in the Sixth street entertainment district. Acting police monitor Susan Hutson tells "Fox 7 news" she's disturbed by a videotape shot on 6th street this summer, in which an officer can be seen using...