Austin Local News

While obesity is on the rise among all populations, it’s particularly prevalent among African-American and Hispanic children and adolescents. A childhood intervention obesity program run by the YMCA and sponsored by the St. David’s Foundation, seeks to educate children and their...
If you're missing a pet or are thinking of adopting one, now's the time to head to the Austin Animal Center. The center has gotten hundreds of animals in since the storms last week including breeds that people pay for. All the animals that have been brought in did not have tags...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Texas visiting the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence hotline. Goodell and several league officials walked into the Austin office about 7:15 p.m. Saturday for what was expected to be a private two-hour meeting. He and the league...
There was a time during the pre-Civil War hysteria of the mid-1850s when all Mexicans were expelled from Austin. And for more than a century after that, social and political isolation kept Mexican-Americans and other Latinos at a cultural arm’s length from other groups in the...
The Austin Animal Center is hosting 'Austin Pittie Limits' today at it's facility on Levander Loop. The center's Loralie Combs says the event will feature 'Trooper' who waited for over a year to find his forever home. She says right after he was adopted he did something amazing...
Heroin use is on the rise in Central Texas. It's part of a nationwide trend. But the trend doesn't surprise Michael Dadashi. He's probably one of the last people you'd suspect to have a criminal past. He currently runs a successful multi-million dollar company in Austin. Fifteen...
Police say that there is a gang connection to the recent arson and vandalism at St. John Baptist Association. A detective with APD's Gang Unit tells FOX 7 that they're taking over the investigation. "To this day I'm still telling myself, I cannot believe how bad it was," said...
Nine people are injured after a five-car collision Friday night in Central East Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. ATCEMS said the crash happened around 8:15 p.m. on Ed Bluestein Boulevard and Loyola Lane . Six people were taken to University Medical Center...
A California real estate broker has filed a civil lawsuit against Texas-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka, claiming the distillery can’t claim the vodka is “handmade” because of the sheer volume of bottles sold each year. Tito’s sells more than 15 million bottles of vodka a year,...