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(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A known Mexican gang member convict who's been deported four times is released from Travis County Jail. Now the head of the local GOP is outraged. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez comes under fire from the Travis County Republican Party chairman for...
(Credit: Shutterstock) A Williamson County corrections officer is facing a felony charge after he's found to be in possession of illegal drugs at the Williamson County Jail. According to a tweet from Sheriff Robert Chody, Officer Richard Acuna Jr was found with a controlled...
(PHOTO APD) FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPT Case: 17-1931860 Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Time: Approximately 11:23 p.m. Location: 5400 block N. IH-35 NB Arrested: Seline Lizbeth Ayala, Hispanic female, 23 years of age On the evening of Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Criminal Interdiction...
(Credit: Austin Independent School District) Lee Green, a social studies teacher at Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy in Austin, Texas, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2017 Educators’ Conference in Washington, D.C.,...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported a man who is said to be a known gang member. Julio Cesar Mendoza-Caballero was released from the Travis County Jail last month, and according to ICE, they were never notified of his release. The Travis County Jail has since...
(Photo courtesy JeffTravillion.com) Travis County Commissioners Court has a tense moment this morning during an update on the Austin Police DNA crime lab woes. Commissioner Jeff Travillion stormed off the dais after being denied a chance to speak up during the presentation...
Photo: LPD Facebook The Leander Police Department received a report earlier today of a possible scam phone call that begins with a sales pitch on the purchase of an alarm system, then the solicitation for more detailed personal information. The citizen reporting the incident...
The temporary suspension of Officer Brian Yarger ends today. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley suspended him Saturday for going into a motel room of a suspect with misdemeanor warrants, although there was no threat. Yarger said he was patrolling a motel parking lot looking for...
(Credit: Shutterstock) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he will be issuing a new directive aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. Known as civil asset forfeiture, it's a practice that rakes in millions of dollars every year in Texas...