AUSTIN (KXAN) - There is a summertime stomach bug going around especially north of Austin. In Round Rock Dr. Clarence Williams at Scott and White Urgent Care at Hester's Crossing reports an uptick in gastroenteritis. He says it may be caused by a stomach virus or by a person eating contaminated food, especially in the warmer weather. Doctors also are seeing more rashes from things like poison ivy and poison oak and bug bites.
Dr. Johnathan Conner, Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. David's Georgetown Hospital, also is seeing a gastrointestinal bug. He says patients are coming in with vomiting, diarrhea and cramping that last about three to four days. Physicians there are also treating a lot of heat-related illnesses and sunburns.
Now to southwest Austin where Dr. Nick Wagner at Southwest Pediatrics says he is seeing a lot of children with walking pneumonia and viral throat infections.
Other things going around
St. David's Emergency Center
Dr. Edward Lee
* Insect bites
Heart Hospital of Austin
Dr. Whitney Bludworth
* Cellulitis (skin infection)
* Chest pain
Austin Regional Clinic
Dr. Steven Rasmussen
* Sunscreen reminder
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.