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Two inmates at the Travis County Jail, in separate unrelated incidents, were found dead in their cells Saturday, authorities said Monday. A preliminary investigation has found that 50-year-old Donald Coor and 24-year-old Eric Taylor, both of Austin, likely died of natural causes, the Travis County sheriff's ...
Saying they lack a voice in policy decisions, all but one of Travis County's 11 fire departments operated by emergency services districts will split from the medical director they share with the city of Austin by October. The medical director is the physician who oversees the clinical side of an EMS program and ...

Officials who want to build a new women's facility at the Travis County jail have a “more therapeutic, more normalized environment” in mind. Consider the difference between the common areas in the current Travis County jail and the common areas in this San Diego jail, which has cushioned seats, soothing colors and large ...
In this file photo, Bennett Pierce cooks beef stew at the Travis County Correctional Complex. Travis County commissioners Tuesday approved a budget transfer that will use inmate food and grocery money to buy 574 rifle-resistant vests for deputies and other county officers, relying on a more than $200,000 ...
Earlier: More testimony is expected Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of attempting to assassinate Travis County District Judge Julie Kocurek outside of her West Austin home in 2015. The federal government hopes to prove Chimene Onyeri tried to kill Kocurek because he was concerned she ...
Assassination attempt of Travis County judge prompts statewide security changes. A shooter attempted to kill Travis County Judge Julie Kocurek in 2015. Her case has ... TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas -- Chimene Onyeri is accused of trying to kill State District Judge Julie Kocurek to avoid going to prison in 2015.

At least 115 low water crossings throughout Central Texas were closed, including several in the Kyle area in western Hays County, about a dozen throughout eastern Bastrop County and more than 20 in Travis County, mostly near Pflugerville, Manor and Cele. In Williamson County, Round Rock has ...
Sheriff Sally Hernandez and county staff worked to find money elsewhere and Tuesday they announced they found $287,000 for 574 vests. "Officers felt vulnerable out in the community. For years, we've always felt that way," said Travis County Precinct 5 Constable Carlos Lopez. "It could happen to a park ...
AUSTIN -- The jury assigned to the trial for Chimene Onyeri learned Tuesday that he allegedly bragged about his attempt to shoot and kill a Travis County judge after she was hospitalized, according to testimony from an Austin police officer who was assigned to work on the case from 2015 to 2017.
The Travis County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of rifle resistant vests for all its deputies as well as for Constable Precincts One through Five, TNR park rangers, and Travis County fire marshals. In her presentation to commissioners, Sheriff Sally Hernandez stressed the importance of ...

TRAVIS COUNTY -- After a unanimous vote of approval from the Travis County Commissioners Court, the Travis County Sheriff's Office will be purchasing rifle-resistant vests for all of its deputies as well as for Constable Precincts One through Five, TNR Park Rangers, and Travis County Fire Marshals.
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Deputies and other first responders in Travis County will be getting rifle-resistant vests after the county raised $200,000 by selling on-hand food inventory to meal services company Aramark. The Travis County Commissioners Court gave unanimous approval for the purchase of vests for ...
Flu activity remains high and widespread in Travis County. - The percentage of specimens testing positive by rapid antigen tests for influenza in Travis County is 39.4 percent. - Statewide, the number of patient visits due to influenza-like illness is around 14 percent. - The dominant strain in Texas is A(H3N2), ...
“Nelda was loved by tax office employees throughout her 20 years of service to Travis County,” said Bruce Elfant, Travis County's current tax assessor‐collector who succeeded her. “She was dedicated to her staff, committed to hiring quality people and was passionate about giving county residents ...
Participants in a four-day Native American religious ceremony have accused Travis County sheriff's deputies of violating their civil rights in a December raid in which the officers “sprung from the dark, shined their lights on the sacred ceremony, pointed their guns at the participants and began screaming ...
Holly Kirby, criminal justice programs director at nonprofit Grassroots Leadership, leads a news conference urging county commissioners not to expand the Travis County women s jail and instead spend resources on diversion and support programs. The Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to postpone ...
The Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in San Diego County, California, features common areas with cushioned chairs, calming colors and large windows. Travis County officials pointed to this jail as an example of the design they envision for a new women's facility at the county jail. Photo credit: ...
Nick Wagner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Property owners wait in line to submit their protest forms at the Travis County Appraisal District office in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. More than 90,000 people have challenged their appraised home values so far, and Wednesday was the last day to ...


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