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Austin's Public Safety Commission meets in a special called meeting today to hear recommendations about how to handle safety issues at South by Southwest 2015. The event brought $315 million to Austin last year despite the tragic crash kill four festival goers. The city is...
CATO Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole discuss and answer questions regarding Austin’s $1.4 billion light rail initiative, proposed by Project Connect which is an organization formed by the City, Cap Metro and Lone Star Rail. The light rail project seeks to build a 9.5 mile route...
The pictures below provided by the father of Colton Turner. Brandon Pelfrey is looking for his son. Mom is Megan Work, is locked up in Ceder Park and is not cooperating with police. The pictures below is what lead police to investigate mom. She was found earlier this week,...
An Austin man is under arrest after authorities say he led police on a 160-mile chase in a tractor-trailer up I-35 from a Border Patrol Checkpoint near Laredo. The suspect has been identified as Lorane Jones Jr. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol: U On September 11...
Figures released today show SXSW 2014 was extremely profitable. Hugh Forrest, director of the yearly event, says South-by continues to be an international success and that's reflected by the latest numbers. “The economic impact number to the City of Austin from SXSW for the...
San Marcos police are trying to track down a man they believed tried to kidnap two kids at Walmart. According to SMPD: San Marcos police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred Sunday evening at a local store and are asking the public’s assistance in identifying...
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...