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Hit the brakes: Austin puts pause on new licenses for dockless scooters, bikes

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Transportation Department announced Thursday it has hit the brakes on issuing new licenses to dockless mobility companies. Austin Transportation said their staff will investigate the level of demand for currently licensed scooters, bikes and vehicles.


City of Austin Utilities prepared to help customers impacted by government shutdown

AUSTIN, Texas — City of Austin Utilities sent out a press release on Thursday stating they are prepared to assist customers who are impacted by the federal government shutdown.


Where to catch a concert in The Woodlands this month

Live music can be found in and around The Woodlands area. The ’90s pop-rock band, featuring country singer Darius Rucker, reunites for their first formal tour in nearly a decade. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$129.50.


Missing 83-year-old man in Cedar Park found

CEDAR PARK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - UPDATE: Luther has been found, according to CPPD. Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing man named Luther in Texas. According to the Cedar Park Police Department, the 83-year-old was last seen walking away from Sagebrook Health Center, in the 9


Court fines Austin for violating state handgun laws

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The City of Austin has failed to comply with state handgun laws. That's the ruling of a district court that sided with the Texas Attorney General.


Breaking down the Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin case: How Cedric Marks fits in

TEMPLE, Texas — The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner identified the bodies found in a rural part of the state Thursday as Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin. The two had not been seen since 3 a.m. on Jan. 4.


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


SXSW Wrist­bands Go on Sale for Austin Residents Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas — South by Southwest music wristbands for Austin-area residents go on sale Tuesday at 11 a.m. The wristbands cost $169 over the internet. Only people who live in the Austin area may purchase wristbands at this price. The purchase requires the credit card holder to have a Greater Austin


Popular Austin restaurant Komé reports car break-in increase

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The popular Austin sushi restaurant Komé is reporting an increase of car break-ins in its area and while the restaurant has asked Austin police to step up patrols, the restaurant says the department isn't helping.


APD arrests man who ran away after crashing car with kids inside

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department arrested a man Tuesday who is accused of crashing a car with two children inside and fleeing the scene. According to an arrest warrant, at the 6000 block of E. Highway 290 service road, Luis Medina-Narciso, 24, crashed the car belonging to the mother of t


WATCH: Austin Police Department releases full DPS audit of rape cases

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department has released the full Department of Public Safety audit into their rape case investigations Wednesday afternoon. APD earlier released highlights of the report in January.


Concordia University Texas is offering thousands of dollars in video gaming scholarships

AUSTIN, Texas — The idea of the student-athlete is changing. A new scholarship sport at Concordia University Texas doesn't require any running or throwing. Instead, it puts the player behind a video game controller.


Annual Austin March, Rally Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Set

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The 25th annual community march and rally honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at The University of Texas at Austin and proceed to the Huston-Tillotson University campus, where events and entertainment will continue until 3 p.m., organizers said Thursday.


Thousands commit to 'drinking wine from a Pringles can' in an Austin parking lot

AUSTIN, Texas — Inspired by a Wichita Falls woman who was recently banned from a Walmart for riding an electric shopping cart in the parking lot for several hours while drinking wine out of a Pringles can, a group in Austin started a Facebook event at a North Austin Walmart appropriately called: “Dr


Austin unlawfully blocked gun holders from City Hall, judge rules

A Travis County judge has ruled that the city of Austin violated state open carry gun laws for blocking a licensed firearms holder from entering City Hall on multiple days in 2016.


Shooting suspect from San Angelo may have ties to Austin

SAN ANGELO, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - San Angelo police are searching for an aggravated assault suspect in connection to a shooting that happened on Sunday. Police believe the suspect has ties to Austin and San Antonio.


SXSW seeking volunteers for 2019 Austin festival in exchange for free badges

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin's largest music festival is still months away, but if you want to get into some South by Southwest events for free, now is your chance. The festival is looking for volunteers to help with parking, registration and stage operations.If you volunteer for 24 hours, you get badges


Walmart-Banned, Pringles/Wine Swilling Texas Woman Earns Fans

NORTH AUSTIN, TEXAS — It's one thing to commit to drinking wine out of a Pringles can at Walmart while on an electric shopping cart in solidarity with a Wichita Falls, Texas, woman who was banned recently from her neighborhood superstore for doing just that.


Shutdown freezes some federal court cases in Austin

Citing the partial shutdown of the federal government, a U.S. judge issued an order Thursday postponing action on all civil cases in the Western District of Texas that involve lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office.


Woman pronounced dead on scene of reported vehicle rescue on William Cannon

AUSTIN, Texas — A woman has been pronounced dead at the scene of a reported vehicle rescue in the 6000 block of West William Cannon Drive. Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) responded to the vehicle rescue at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday.