Austin Local News

Austin-area police have arrested a man who they say assaulted his ex-wife and set a house fire that killed his daughter's dog. Manor police have charged 61-year-old Olen Gist with first-degree felony arson, cruelty to animals and assaulting a family member. He was being held...
Federal prosecutors won't seek criminal charges against two Central Texas sheriff deputies involved in a stun gun shooting that left a 17-year-old student with a severe brain injury. A U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division official sent a letter to the mother of Noe...
Todays hearing was likely the last time a judge would hear summary evidence that would lead to exonerating Dan and Fran Keller declaring them innocent. In 1991, the Oak Hill couple was sentenced to 48 years in prison for the sexual assault of a child in their daycare. They...
After a lengthy investigation Da Ryan Tarrell Simms and Lindsay Taylor Hanks were arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Jerrod Stanford, 33, of Round Rock. During the investigation it was determined that Hanks arranged to meet with Stanford at his residence,...
The study reflects rapid growth. Mark Madrid, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber says currently Hispanic businesses number between 25 and 29-thousand, but in a few years that's expected to change dramatically. “Through the study, we have a projection,...
(from ABoR) According to the October 2014 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales soared 16 percent year-over year to 2,403 single-family home sales, the largest year-over-year increase in home sales to...
Almost two years ago, the New Braunfels Police Department received a report that a girl was being touched inappropriately by an adult man acquaintance during a two year period. The victim identified the suspect as Jody Ray Herry, 48, of New Braunfels. After the initial incident...
The Human Rights Commission will hear more about a plan to create a municipal I.D. card. Greg Casar with 'Recognize Austin', the group pushing the idea of creating the card, says it could be used by anyone regardless of their immigration or gender status to identify themselves...
The Austin City Council has adopted a controversial new policy for dealing with nuisance coyotes. Residents near Blund Creek were worried coyotes were being punished for exhibiting normal coyote behavior. David Lundstead and Larry Tucker with the city's Animal Advisory...