Amanda Ruiz, FOX 7 Austin

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FOX 7 Austin

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Amanda:

Dripping Springs teen wins gold in soccer at 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil

Faith Wylie says winning gold is a dream come true, a dream she's had since she was 12. → Read More

Judge recuses herself from 4 APD officer cases

Court documents obtained by FOX 7 Austin say the judge felt the officer indictments were “politically motivated." → Read More

Judge recuses herself from 4 Austin Police Department officer cases

Court documents obtained by FOX 7 Austin say the judge felt the officer indictments were “politically motivated." → Read More

Buda Wiener Dog Races return after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19

Even though there only could be one winner, many were just there for fun and saw all dogs as ‘wieners'. → Read More

Homeless encampments continue to pop up around Austin, despite law

When the ban was reinstated, Austin implemented a four-phase plan to clean up homeless camps. Within a few months of that plan, many public encampments were cleaned up, but, almost one year later, the tents are back and the city says it is a resource issue. → Read More

Austin 2nd in nation when it comes to rising rents

According to Redfin, between January 2021 and January 2022, rents in Austin surged by an average of 35% percent. That's second only to Portland, Oregon which saw a 39% increase. → Read More

Owner of Austin business 'The Russian House' shortens name in solidarity with Ukraine

Austin restaurant 'The Russian House' shortens name to 'The House' to stand in solidarity with Ukraine. → Read More

Austin man's phone, money stolen after night out on Sixth Street

An Austin man believes he was drugged and robbed after a night out at one of Austin’s entertainment districts. → Read More

Austin Habitat for Humanity helps 7 families become new homeowners

There are some new homeowners in the area thanks to Austin Habitat for Humanity. → Read More

AFD responds to over 100 calls within first two hours of 2022

FOX 7 Austin's Amanda Ruiz checks in with the Austin Fire Department about their already busy 2022. → Read More

Williamson County Tax Office to be closed to the public Wednesday

The Williamson County tax office in Georgetown will reopen for regular business hours Thursday. → Read More

COTA blames GPS app issues for traffic trouble at Rolling Stones concert

Fans say they were stuck on the roads around COTA such as Elroy Road and Pearce Lane for hours trying to make it to the venue. → Read More

ABIA expecting around 30K passengers per day for Thanksgiving holiday

If you plan to travel these next few days, ABIA officials say plan ahead and have your mask ready. → Read More

Austin's first Latino Art WKND showcases local artists

Sunday was Austin's first Latino Art WKND, and the organizers intend for it not to be the last. → Read More

Austin high school still recovering from Winter Storm Uri

The winter storm may have been 8 months ago, but it's still taking a toll on one local high school. → Read More

Bars on Sixth Street gear up for busy Halloween night

Bars up and down the Sixth Street strip are gearing up for a busy night because of Halloween weekend. → Read More

House from SWAT situation in SW Austin catches on fire, avoid the area

Residents are being asked to avoid a neighborhood in southwest Austin while police continue to respond to the situation in the area. → Read More

Only 4% of Travis County voters have cast a ballot so far

According to the Travis County Clerk’s Office, around 36,000 people have taken part in early voting this year. → Read More

Austin’s homeless left with nowhere to go amid camping crackdown

Austin doesn’t have enough housing or shelter space for the estimated 3,000 residents experiencing homelessness. → Read More

Austin police investigating 2 early morning Sunday homicides

Police say they do believe they have potential suspects in mind. However, they are not yet in custody. → Read More