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Austin (KXAN) -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Austin in an effort to decrease the number of inmates with mental illness incarcerated in the jail. NAMI will offer its second in a series of classes for family members and friends of inmates ...
Travis County - Sounds of sniffling and coughing can be heard across Texas with what could be the worst flu season in the past few years. Texas has ranked number one with the most flu activity nationwide. In Travis County, at least seven people have died from the flu since the fall of 2017, according ...

The show barn at the Travis County Expo Center was buzzing with activity Friday. The annual youth livestock show and fair was underway. Among those competing for a Blue Ribbon was Bella Kirk and her one-year-old steer, Biscuit. "If you give it good time and a good effort you can make really good ...
The Austin Health Department said Thursday that so far this flu season, 11 people have died from the illness in Travis County alone. The department had previously reported only seven deaths, but learned Thursday from the registrar at the city's epidemiology and Disease surveillance division about four ...
Update: A top county health official told Patch on Thursday that the number of Travis County deaths blamed on the flu this season has reached 11. "FYI, late this afternoon we identified an additional 4 deaths so we are now up to 11 in Travis County," Dr. Philip Huang, medical director at the Austin/Travis ...
Jasmine Bernal of Kyle gets injected with a flu shot at the Seton Medical Mission at Seton Medical Center on Saturday January 28, 2017. Daulton Venglar/AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Eleven people have died from the flu in Travis County this flu season, according to updated numbers released Thursday.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office said it investigated 11 homicide cases last year that resulted in 12 deaths -- the most the agency has recorded. The last homicide of 2017 in Travis County was the case on Doss Road near Lake Travis on New Year's Eve. Charity Sunshine Ellis, 48, is accused of shooting ...
Seven people in Travis County have died from the flu since the fall, already more than each of the past two flu seasons. Seventeen people died in Travis County from the illness in 2014-15. With at least two more months of the season to go, state officials are seeing a spike in cases because of a particularly ...
With no eyewitnesses or murder weapon to work with, authorities relied heavily on video surveillance from multiple stores to arrest Dedric Dixon, who is charged with murder and is facing a jury trial this week in Travis County. Dixon, 46, who has previous convictions for drug possession, pleaded not guilty ...
The Travis County Commioners Court decided last month to stop trapping them. ... Travis County is changing the way it responds to coyote problems. ... But in December, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted 3 to 2 to switch wildlife services over to the city of Austin Animal Services Office, which ...
Travis County, TX -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday its deputies made 16 DWI arrests in the recent holiday period among other citations. The bolstered period of enforcement took place from Dec. 15-31. The enforcement was made possible via an Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) ...
Travis County, Texas -- Travis County, in conjunction with the national campaign, has declared January Stalking Prevention Month. The county is doing so in recognition of the impact that stalking has on the health and well-being of the community as well as in recognition of efforts of the many victim ...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office said it investigated 11 homicide cases last year that resulted in 12 deaths -- the most the agency has recorded. The last homicide of 2017 in Travis County was the case on Doss Road near Lake Travis on New Year's Eve. Charity Sunshine Ellis, 48, is accused of shooting ...
With no additional legal options, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said her office's involvement in the case has "come to an end" after years of appeals and big payments to outside lawyers. Moore in July received county approval to pay $30,000 to the law firm of former Texas Supreme Court ...
Austin-Travis County EMS says as of 3:30 this afternoon they reported to 26 crashes in Travis County. Drew Knight, KVUE ... Austin-Travis County EMS said a collision was reported in northwest Travis County near the 18100 block of FM 1431 where ice on the overpass was suspected. ATCEMS said no ...
Travis County staffers warned Tuesday that the federal tax overhaul could stymie efforts to fund a proposed affordable housing project in Austin that largely depended on low-income housing tax credits. Tax credits are the U.S. government's primary tool to encourage the development of affordable housing.
flu activity has increased in Travis County with local hospitals and clinics reporting 41.4 percent of tested cases as positive, according to a report released by Austin public health Dec. 23. This is an over twofold increase from the cases reported two weeks prior, Austin Public Health said. There have been ...

Austin-Travis County EMS medics respond to a deadly crash on Texas 71 near Bee Cave during rush hour on Jan. 2, 2018. Officials ... 5:30 p.m. update: A man died after a crash on Texas 71 in western Travis County that injured eight other people, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. The icy road is ...
Charity Sunshine Ellis, 48, faces a charge of murder in the death of her fiance, Bradley Cole Sullivan, 37, of Travis County. A woman confessed to fatally shooting her fiance at her western Travis County home early Sunday after an argument over an unpaid utility bill, authorities said. Travis County sheriff's ...
PFLUGERVILLE (KXAN) -- Pflugerville police say an odorant added to natural gas in the Buda/Del Valle area caused a strong gas smell in the Pflugerville area Friday night into Saturday morning. According to police, atmospheric conditions carried the smell toward eastern Travis County. Police said in an ...
Austin (KXAN) -- While December is always a busy period for the Travis County tax Office, this week has been busier than ever. Clerks have been fielding customer visits, phone calls and emails seeking clarification on the new property tax deductions and how they can prepay for 2018. Tiffany Seward, a ...
Some caught with pot in Travis County could be 4 hours away from zero charges. 0 ... According to Kut, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a proposition for a four-hour class that would allow qualifying individuals caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana to skip charges.
10:20 a.m. update: A sheriff's deputy found the bodies of a man and child with gunshot wounds inside a southwest Travis County home early Monday. Authorities initially had responded to the home around 5:45 a.m. to check on the residents of the single-story brick home in the Granada Hills subdivision on ...
The 2017-2018 flu season hit hard and hit sooner than expected. In Travis County alone, Austin public health has reported seven flu-related deaths. Dallas County has reported six flu-related deaths as of Tuesday. Texas Health Services, Infectious Disease Medical Director Jennifer Shuford said the rate at ...
Austin (KXAN) -- While December is always a busy period for the Travis County tax Office, this week has been busier than ever. Clerks have been fielding customer visits, phone calls and emails seeking clarification on the new property tax deductions and how they can prepay for 2018. Tiffany Seward, a ...
Austin (KXAN) -- While December is always a busy period for the Travis County tax Office, this week has been busier than ever. Clerks have been fielding customer visits, phone calls and emails seeking clarification on the new property tax deductions and how they can prepay for 2018. Tiffany Seward, a ...
3: The Travis County DA's Office. The Austin-based office captured third place for the botched investigation of state representative Dawnna Dukes. By Texas Monthly StaffJanuary 2018Comments. Press spacebar to see more share options. *Note: though based on real events, this is a work of humor, not journalism. Dialogue ...
Travis County has stood by its choice of AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. for the three helicopters to be used for emergency medical transportation, search-and-rescue operations and fire suppression. The deal may include Travis County getting trade-in credit for three of its helicopters; a fourth will be ...
Beginning in 2005, Travis County outsourced its coyote and "nuisance" wildlife management to Texas Wildlife Services, a state office of a highly criticized federal government program that uses taxpayer dollars to kill millions of animals annually. But that agreement ran into trouble last September when ...
Some caught with pot in Travis County could be 4 hours away from zero charges. 0 ... According to Kut, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a proposition for a four-hour class that would allow qualifying individuals caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana to skip charges.
Officials move some inmates after smoke reported at Travis County Jail. 0 ... Several inmates were moved from one building to another at the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle on Tuesday evening after jail officials reported seeing smoke in a section of the building, Travis County fire officials ...
The Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle welcomed four new residents last week: Delilah, Prince Sebastian, Princess Puddin' and Pretty Kitty Cat Miss. The siblings, all of them 7-week-old kittens, are part of a program started last year to have inmates foster animals. The program was created by ...
Detective R. Hawkins of the Travis County sheriff's office, carries a pink, heart-shaped pillow and other plush toys from a house on El Dorado Drive, where a man and a child were found dead Monday. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Authorities on Wednesday have identified a 9-year-old girl who ...
10:20 a.m. update: A sheriff's deputy found the bodies of a man and child with gunshot wounds inside a southwest Travis County home early Monday. Authorities initially had responded to the home around 5:45 a.m. to check on the residents of the single-story brick home in the Granada Hills subdivision on ...
Ad. Paid Keep Travis County Blue PAC." But such a PAC is not registered, according to Texas Ethics Commission records. Lewis alleges that Wynne's campaign contracted with Pardo for website development and consulting services and did not report the expenditures. He alleges that Pardo created the ...
Due to inclement weather, all Travis County offices and facilities -- including county courts -- will open at 10 a.m., officials said in a news advisory: "The public should avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary," the advisory reads. "Travis County will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates ...
Austin (KXAN) -- The Travis County Expo Center may be getting a major face-lift thanks to a new proposal from a local group called Austin sports & Entertainment, co-founded by former University of Texas swim star Sean Foley and sports entrepreneur Andrew Nestor. The project is called East Austin ...
taxpayers of the Travis County Water Control & Improvement District No. 17 face a rate increase of $5 a month beginning in January to pay for future costs related to upcoming road construction along RM 620. Between 2018 and 2023, the Texas Department of Transportation intends to roll out a series of ...
Austin (KXAN) - The Texas Commission on law enforcement tells KXAN, "No further discipline is intended" for the man who leads the Travis County Precinct One Constable's Office. Constable Danny Thomas, who TCOLE investigators said could have face sanctions in the state's investigation into an ...
Austin (KXAN) -- The Travis County Commissioners Court approved tablet use for Travis County Jail inmates Tuesday morning. For decades Travis County has contracted with Securus technology for phone and video services. Now the company is throwing in hundreds of tablets free of charge for now, ...
Austin (KXAN) -- A man in his 30s was critically injured Tuesday afternoon in a forklift rollover in southeast Travis County, a few miles east of State Highway 130 on State Highway 71. Medics with Austin-Travis County EMS were called to the 5000 block of East SH 71 -- near Richards Drive in the town of ...
The state comptroller lists more than 7,000 in Travis County alone. It is easy to understand that the landscape of nonprofits in Travis County is ...
Travis County, TX -- Travis County parks officials have scheduled a prescribed burn at Reimers ranch Park on Tuesday. The burn actually ...
The Travis County district attorney's office decided not to take two Austin police shootings to a grand jury for review, the DA's office announced ...
Federal officials searching for a Travis County murder defendant say he has vanished with no trace of cell phone or credit card use as they ...
Travis County commissioners on Tuesday approved $1.8 million in raises for some county employees, saying the extra pay was needed to ...
Mike Lewis, the sole candidate for Travis County Democratic party chair, announced Thursday he is pulling out the race over "careless words ...
Austin - Sunday afternoon during a public safety event, authorities with the Travis County Sheriff's Office said it's important to have a game ...
Travis County, Texas (KXAN) - Multiple Central Texas emergency agencies are responding to reports of a small plane crash in west Travis ...
Travis County, Texas (KXAN) - After multiple emergency agencies responded to reports of a small plane crash in west Travis County, ...


 

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