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Breaking News: Williamson County approves incentives package for Apple
Williamson County leaders unanimously approved a taxpayer-funded incentive package for Apple, solidifying the tech giant’s plan to invest $1 billion in a new campus in North Austin and add up to 5,000 jobs.
Williamson County Sheriff's office and FBI working on mystery dig
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The FBI and Williamson County Sheriff's Office are working together on a mystery dig east of Georgetown. Earlier Monday, a viewer alerted KXAN to a scene near SH 130 and FM 971.
Things to do in Leander and Cedar Park from December to January
DEC. 23-26 Families can temporarily foster dogs for holidays. Texas Humane Heroes wants dogs to spend the holidays in a home, so residents may take home a dog temporarily. Various times. Free. Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-260-2602. www.facebook.com/texashumaneher
Williamson County officials investigating scene in northeast Georgetown
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the FBI were spotted investigating an area in Georgetown on Monday. The sheriff's office confirmed an investigation is ongoing but could not provide any details about what sparked the investigation. They were seen in the area of F
Grinch No Match For Williamson County Do-Gooders
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS — The grinch met its match in Pflugerville after altruists replaced pet food and supplies recently stolen from the local animal shelter. Instead of staging their traditional Christmas luncheon as they do every year, staffers at the Williamson County Clerk's Office instead st
Cedar Park-Leander: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market
CEDAR PARK-LEANDER, TX — On the hunt for a new house, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some assistance finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Fear not! To keep you in the game, we've compiled a fresh batch of five new listings nearby.
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Fire decimates home Friday in Williamson County
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A Williamson County home is completely destroyed Friday morning after a fire ripped through the structure, officials wrote in a tweet. The fire was reported around 8 a.m. at a home on the 1200 block of Live Oak Road. The fire is not considered suspicious.
Memphis' Peabody hotel eyes North Texas for expansion
The Peabody, a historic Memphis hotel famous for its Southern hospitality and marching ducks, is planning to branch out to North Texas, starting with a 300-room hotel in Roanoke near the Texas Motor Speedway.
Williamson County to vote on 15-year incentive deal for Apple campus
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) -- Williamson County commissioners are set to vote Tuesday on an incentive deal that would pay back 65 percent of property taxes to Apple over 15 years so that the tech giant could expand its operations in north Austin.
Texas police encourage young women to find a future in crime fighting
CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — Police departments around the state of Texas are on the hunt for new officers, tapping schools and social media to recruit young people to the force.
Woman shot in shoulder at north Austin Jack in the Box
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A woman was shot early Monday at a fast food restaurant in north Austin. Just before 3:30 a.m., police received reports of a woman shot in the shoulder at a Jack in the Box restaurant located at 6419 Airport Blvd, according to the Austin police command center.
Round Rock teen decks home with 75K lights to raise money for charity
ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) -- A Round Rock high school senior is raising money for a local dog rescue by lighting up his house with 75,000 lights at his house near Dell Diamond. Cole Gedwillo, a student at Stony Point High School, has constructed the display the last few years, and this is the third y
Pflugerville Police Department in need of volunteers for victim services
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The Pflugerville Police Department is accepting applications for victim services volunteers. The volunteers work to assist victims of family violence, sexual assault, child victims, elderly victims, survivors of suicide and homicide and victims of other violent crimes.
Friends, family of teen killed in crash petition to name Leander school after him
CEDAR PARK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The memorial alongside Brushy Creek Road continues to grow marking the spot where 17-year-old Myles Hutcheson lost his life behind the wheel on December 3rd. Hutcheson's passing has weighed heavily on Vista Ridge High School and his varsity basketball team.
Woman Dead After Being Set On Fire: Austin EMS
AUSTIN, TEXAS — A woman is dead after being set on fire early Monday, according to medics. Austin-Travis County EMS medics reported the incident occurred just past midnight on Monday along the 7800 block of Epping Lane. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fire destroys Leander home, kills two pets
Two pets died in a house fire Friday morning in Leander. The Leander Fire Department responded to the incident at around 8:00 a.m. at the 1200 block of Live Oak Road. Officials said that when firefighter arrived on scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames.
Stacy Danielson selected as namesake for new Leander ISD middle school; upcoming elementary to be called Larkspur
Leander ISD’s upcoming ninth middle school will be named in honor of Stacy Danielson, who spent her entire teaching career at Cedar Park High School and was the school’s dance director.
Police: Congress Bridge shut down to traffic, pedestrians
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Congress Bridge was shut down on Sunday while police officers responded to a disturbance. According to the Austin Police Department, police officers were responding to reports of a subject who was threatening to jump off the bridge. Police are asking the public to avoi