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Investigation underway in plane crash that killed 2 people just outside of Austin

KINGSLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Two people were killed when the small plane they were on board crashed in Kingsland, just northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin said they were notified about the crash around 2:43 p.m. Sunday.


Pedestrian Dies In East Austin Traffic Collision

EAST AUSTIN, TX — A pedestrian trying to cross Interstate 35 was killed on Sunday in East Austin, police said. The southbound lanes along the 5100 block of I-35 at 51st Street were closed for some time in the aftermath of the fatal collision as detectives investigated the scene. Austin-Travis County


Early voting opens Monday for May 4 election

Early in-person voting starts Monday and concludes April 30, five days in advance of the May 4 general election. Here’s what you need to know:. Voters across the Austin area will make their choices in a variety of city council and school board races, and residents of the Hutto and Eanes school distr


Man critically injured in crash near downtown Austin

A man was critically injured Sunday after being involved in a crash near downtown Austin Sunday morning. Austin Police and Austin-Travis County medics responded to the 4500 block of I-35 just after 10:30 a.m.


Fatal auto-pedestrian crash closes all lanes of I-35 SB at 51st Street

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A traffic fatality closed all lanes of I-35 southbound at 51st Street Sunday morning. ATCEMS responded to an auto-pedestrian crash in the 5100 block of I-35 around 10:44 a.m. with reports of a possible fatality.


Firefighters investigating cause behind northwest Austin home fire

Austin fire officials are investigating what caused a northwest Austin home to go up in flames Saturday evening. Firefighters responded to the 10900 block of Buckthorn Drive near U.S. Highway 183. and Spicewood Springs Road around 7:45 p.m.


Man arrested after allegedly chasing someone with a knife in south Austin park

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly chasing someone with a knife at a park in south Austin, according to Austin police. Officers responded to the call at approximately 3 p.m. The caller told them a man was chasing his friend with a knife at Garrison Park on 6001 Manchaca Road.


Woman injured in South Austin wreck Sunday

A woman sustained critical life-threatening injuries after crashing her car in South Austin early Sunday. Austin-Travis County medics responded to the wreck in the 4600 block of South Interstate 35 around 12:30 a.m.


5 New Properties For Sale In The East Austin Area

EAST AUSTIN, TX — When you're looking for some new digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a laborious job. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you.


South Austin Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

SOUTH AUSTIN, TX — Time for your weekly weather report, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Two dead after plane crash in Kingsland, Texas

KINGSLAND (KETK) - Two people are dead after a small plane crashed in Kingsfield, Texas on Sunday, according to DPS officials. The crash occurred outside of Shirley Williams Airport just before 2:45 p.m.


Man dies after being hit by car on I-35

A man in his 40s has died after being hit by a car on I-35. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the incident at the 4500 block of N IH-35 just after 10 a.m. on Sunday. The man was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He later died, police said.


Heavy rain and severe storms possible Wednesday

AUSTIN, Texas — A slow-moving area of low pressure will increase rain chances by Tuesday and allow for a chance of severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Rain chances will increase throughout the day on Wednesday, but the heaviest activity is expected in the afternoon and evening hour


Tiny Tails to You celebrates Easter with Austin community

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Tiny Tails to You traveled across Austin Easter Sunday to celebrate the holiday. Tiny Tails to You is a traveling petting zoo for events like birthday parties or festivals and even corporate events or staff stress relief.


Texas mother reported missing after not picking up son from babysitter

Authorities in Texas are asking for help after a 26-year-old mother was scheduled to pick up her son on Wednesday after work, but never showed up. The Mesquite Police Department said Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing around 9:30 p.m. when she did not pick up her child at the usual ti


Longhorn lights: Fairmont Austin shines in burnt orange

AUSTIN, Texas — Among the bright lights of the Austin city skyline Sunday night, travelers on Interstate Highway 35 spotted something big, bright and burnt orange. Along the facade of the Fairmont hotel in downtown Austin, a giant Longhorn logo could be seen lit up in lights.


Take a look inside some of Austin's 'weirdest' homes

AUSTIN, Texas — Tucked away in the wooded Westlake area sits the distinct white stucco home known as the BloomHouse. It doesn't look like any home you have ever seen. Owner Dave Klaunch said it's not supposed to, per the architect, Charles Harker.


State of Texas: Prediction time on property tax reform

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The Texas Senate passed a bill this week aimed at reining in property taxes. Senate Bill 2 would require local governments to get voter approval to increase tax revenue more than 3.5 percent. For school districts, the limit is 2.5% Right now, the cap is 8-percent.


Methodist Church will continue marrying LGBTQ couples despite ban

AUSTIN, Tx. (KXAN) - It's a debate of how to follow faith as a major Methodist church in Austin, Texas is going against the general vote of the Methodist Church to ban LGBTQ weddings that's even punishing clergy who perform these weddings.


Recent Texas State graduate reaches Top 10 on 'American Idol'

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State graduate Uché Ndubizu is currently vying for America's vote, as he recently made the Top 10 finalists on ABC's "American Idol." His alma mater tweeted support for the singer Sunday afternoon, encouraging supporters to vote him through to the next round.