Austin Local News

Anthony Urbanski and his partner Jimmy Butler have lived in a house on FM 972 in Georgetown for 4 years now. When Fox 7 first told their story earlier this month, their barnyard was full of horses, pigs, chickens and ducks. Now it's nearly vacant...Urbanski says they've given...
An Austin police sergeant was hit with a Taser about 10 a.m. Saturday after a struggle with a man knocked the weapon loose, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Justin Scott, 22, was charged with a third-degree felony of taking a weapon from a peace officer. A police...
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department's Aquatic’s Division employees over 750 lifeguards each year and operates 50 aquatic facilities throughout Austin. The Aquatic Division is passionate about the safety of its staff, the public and its pools. Lifeguarding is a...
The preliminary investigation of a car wreck around 1 am on Sunday, February 15th, shows that a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound near the 5800 block of Loyola Lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and hit a tree. A passenger...
A Hays County jury has assessed three life sentences and $30,000 in fines against James Robert Montoya, who was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. The evidence at trial showed that James Montoya abducted a young woman on February 8,...
Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the...
Activists from around the state will descend on Austin tomorrow to speak out for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed - whose execution date of March 5 is less than two weeks away. This is despite the ongoing appeal for extensive DNA testing and the need to examine much of the...
The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order blocking gay couples from obtaining marriage licenses after a lesbian couple wed in Austin. Thursday's ruling doesn't invalidate the marriage of the two women who were allowed to marry hours earlier based on a one-time court...
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state's highest civil court to swiftly halt an order that allowed an Austin same-sex couple to marry. Paxton on Thursday requested that the Texas Supreme Court act on his emergency motion "within the hour." The filing...