Austin Local News

John Patrick "Jack" Herrera would have been starting the 7th grade at Canyon vista middle school in just a few weeks. But Wednesday he died at the Dell Children's hospital after battling amoebic meningitis for over a week. Doctors think he became infected while swimming in Lake...
The senior pastor of the Fellowship at Forest Creek Church in Round Rock has been arrested. According to Eric Poteet with the Round Rock police, a senior staff executive from the church reported a significant amount of money missing from church accounts. Donald "Roddy" Clyde is...
Jobs are on the line as Dell announced it will reduce more than four years worth of earnings by up to 150 million dollars. An internal probe found the Round Rock-based computer company misled its auditors and manipulated results for performance goals. Dell will restate all of...
A published report says red tape is keeping about 150 youths in state juvenile custody. The Austin American-Statesman says the youths remain fenced in as officials wrestle with bureaucracy, public safety concerns and a new law. Texas Youth Commission spokesman Jim Hurley says he...
Members of the group suing to block the construction of a new Wal-mart at Northcross mall don't know when they will be back in court. Both 'Responsible Growth for Northcross' and the 'Allendale Neighborhood Association' sued the city of Austin over its permits for the new store...
Fire investigators say a nine-year-old child is responsible for the fire that damaged six apartments in a complex on Clayton Lane just before 10:00 this morning. AFD Battalion Chief Dawn Clopton says the child was also responsible for a fire that damaged a home on Yorkshire...
Forty-one-year-old Phill Raije Rian was sentenced to a total of twenty three years in prison by a Williamson County Jury last night for three counts of sexual assault. The victim in the case was sixteen years old at the time of the offenses last summer. The boy lived across the...
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for the Texas Gulf coast from Freeport to the Rio Grande. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warned area within the next 24 hours. That means winds of 39 miles per hour or more. The fifth tropical...
A 71-year-old registered sex offender is charged sexually molesting a little girl, and Austin Police think the list of his victims is a long one. Norman Leroy Sharp was convicted in 2005 of sexual assault against his own granddaughters. Now police are investigating another 2005...