Austin Local News

Austin Police say the man they suspect of trying to inappropriately touch a little girl at a south Austin book store is in custody. Police in Masachusetts arrest 35-year-old Seth Davidson Hilliker on an arrest warrant filed here in connection with the June fifth episode at a...
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...
Less than two weeks away from the start of a new school year and Austin School Board want to do something about a growing problem at schools, "Racism". Board member Cheryl Bradley is concerned about which kids facing suspension or who are disciplined. She says it was...
Austin religious communities meet with law enforcement today to talk about security for their sanctuaries and their worshipers. The Austin chapter of the Anti-Defamation League organizes the conference to help make members of all religious groups aware of the lurking possibility...
Rescue workers are getting set in southern Texas in advance of a tropical depression expected to hit tomorrow as a tropical storm. It's now less than 400 miles from Brownsville. Mexico has also issued a tropical storm watch along part of its Gulf shore.
The 830,000 Texans who served in World War II -- now have a memorial to them in Austin. Ceremonies were held today for the new monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. The memorial was dedicated on VJ Day, 62 years after Japan was defeated. Governor Rick Perry, whose father...
A Dallas man is in custody after Customs officers in Hidalgo found close to 30 pounds of heroin and eleven pounds of cocaine. The items were in a vehicle the 47-year-old man was driving into Texas. Glasford Adolfo Barnaby-Gill was arrested after officers detected something odd...
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...