Travis County Newswire

Travis County Newswire

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  1. Watch: Austin woman uses 11 oxygen tanks to keep mom alive during stormRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Austin American-Statesman

    On the night of Feb. 19, 2017, Elizabeth Nance and her partner Megan Hindman used 11 gas tanks to keep Nance's mother, Frances Smith, alive during a 10 hour power outage after a storm. Smith, 70, owns the home, located in Southeast Travis County.

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  2. Steiner Ranch evacuation route up for $2.7 million vote TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    More than five years after the 2011 historical wildfires in Central Texas, Travis County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to fund the construction of an emergency evacuation route in the Steiner Ranch neighborhood, near Lake Travis. "Trying to get out, it was so frightening, because you couldn't.

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  3. West Travis County Public Utility Agency customers asked to limit water usageRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    All customers who get their water from the West Travis County Public Utility Agency are being asked to limit their water usage due to a loss in power at a pump station. The utility district says the Southwest Parkway Pump Station provides drinkings water to all PUA customers in the Highway 290 service area.

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  4. Trump was right about improper voting in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Spero News

    ... should have been rejected and voters should have been told to submit provisional ballots instead. In Travis County, which is home to the state capital, Austin, officials estimate that 70 cases among the approximately 2,300 affidavits submitted. ...

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  5. Associated Press & Austin Media Miss Opportunity To Dig Into Campus Carry StatsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    ... crimes in America since Trump took office," or, "There have been dozens of sexual assaults in Austin since the Travis County sheriff instituted a 'sanctuary city' policy," you'd likely stop to ask yourself how many of those crimes actually had any ...

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  6. Council Wrap Feb. 16 Plaza Saltillo inches forward, Capitol views move East, and tears flowRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Greg Abbott and others that an immigrant accused of sexual assault of a child had nearly been released from Travis County custody, despite an ICE detainer request - although the inmate had not, in fact, been released, and his immigrant status ...

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  7. Woman dies, man seriously injured in west Austin crashRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    A woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Highway 360 and Lakewood Drive around 3:50 a.m. Monday morning. According to Austin/Travis County EMS, at least three cars were involved in the crash.

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  8. Storage business damaged in Elgin on Feb. 20, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... some roof damage. The area of Elgin did see some rotation, but no confirmed tornado was spotted. Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to a couple of damaged homes in the Creedmoor area, but it's not known the extent of ...

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  9. The works of clay artist Mary Fischer are on display in Rockport all monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi

    ... earned a history degree at North Texas State she served in the military and then worked as a cartographer for Travis county, up in Austin. And that's where she and a friend took a pottery class on a whim and Mary got hooked on messing around with ...

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  10. More informationRead the original story

    Saturday | Austin Monthly

    ... our collections, it reveals the shared challenges and contributions among refugee communities in Austin and Travis County. The exhibit opens February 21, 2017 and runs through September 17, 2017. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the ...

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  11. Travis County Sheriffa s investigating suspicious package in North AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Austin police bomb squad and TCSO were called to the McDonald's at the 15900 block of Interstate 35 and Grand Avenue Parkway after 11 a.m. The southbound access road at Interstate 35 is temporarily closed. Round Rock and Pflugerville police will also be redirecting traffic in the area.

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  12. Fired employee accused of shooting ownera s dog in the eyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    A man accused of shooting a dog in the eye and then trying to kill it with a shovel is now facing up to two years in state jail. The District Attorney's Office says Travis County deputies investigated and interviewed witnesses, learning that Williams had become upset over his working conditions and started to become aggressive and damaged property.

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  13. City Immigrant Commission wants a oecrime victima visa policy revisitedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... APD only approves a fraction of the U-Visa requests they receive; some are referred to other agencies like the Travis county District Attorney's office. Some visas are denied because the type of crime does not qualify for protection, applicants ...

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  14. Travis County lifts burn banRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Austin American-Statesman

    The Travis County Judge and Travis County Fire Marshal are lifting the burn ban that was originally set on Tuesday. Conditions have improved and rain is forecast for this weekend, which will lower the potential risk of wildfire.

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  15. Sally Hernandez at her swearing in ceremony as Travis County sheriff, Jan. 4, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    The Travis County Sheriff's Office says they will likely include additional criminal charges, specifically involving children and the elderly, in their Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer policy. Sheriff Sally Hernandez met with District Attorney Margaret Moore on Wednesday to make sure the two offices are sharing information "in a timely and comprehensive manner."

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  16. Burglary suspect arrested after stolen iPad uploads his selfies to iCloudRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Dallas Morning News

    ... and that he called a woman who was in one of the selfies he took with the iPad. Johnson is being held in the Travis County Jail and has been charged with four counts of burglary of a building. Become a Digital Subscriber for unlimited access to all ...

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  17. Police activity at Manor New Tech on Feb. 17, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    A video posted to Facebook showed westbound traffic on the highway blocked by several law enforcement vehicles around 11 a.m. A spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff's Office says one student was detained and the rest of the students were taken by bus back to Manor High School. It is unclear if any other schools were involved or if it were just Manor New Tech.

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  18. Selfies taken by suspected burglar on Dec. 31, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    A 56-year-old Humble man is in the Travis County Jail accused of breaking into various Austin businesses and stealing electronics. According to an arrest warrant, James Johnson, even took selfies of himself with the items he allegedly stole.

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  19. Austin Mayor Steve AdlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Austin has been in the national news as of late when the topic of Sanctuary Cities is brought up. Gov. Greg Abbott has already cut grant funding to Travis County due to Sheriff Sally Hernandez's stance on ICE detainer policies.

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  20. Nationwide a Day Without Immigrantsa shuts down businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | WPMT-TV York

    ... Gonzales said. She eventually earned a master's degree in health care administration and now works for the Travis County government, managing contracts for social service programs. "It's a very controversial issue right now, even between my own ...

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