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Shutterstock photo From Williamson County: "On Monday, March 20, 2017 DHS released their weekly declined detainer outcome report. This report is misleading and lists Williamson County Jail as an agency that refuses to cooperate with federal requests to detain undocumented...
Google photo Lockhart ISD suspended a Lockhart High School science teacher for having an improper relationship with a student. Local law enforcement arrested Sarah Fowlkes, who has worked for the district since October 2014, this afternoon after an investigation. The district is...
Shutterstock photo The extended Spring Break/SXSW No Refusal initiative ended this morning. This initiative was operational nightly between 9 pm - 5 am from March 3-20, 2017. Total DWI arrests during No Refusal Hours (9 pm - 5 am) = 202 Blood Search Warrants = 100 Consent Blood...
Google map image All this week, concrete bridge beams will be delivered at the Southwest Bypass bridge site in southwest Georgetown. Delivery of 120 precast bridge beams in convoys of six trucks at a time will lead to brief road closures on SH 29/University Avenue and on Leander...
(Photo By WHYFRAME/Shutterstock) As Texas legislators look to eliminate film incentives, film industry activists are working to protect as much of the program as possible. Some lawmakers want to see Texas stop paying out incentives to filmmakers to do movies, commercials and...
Illustration courtesy of Cedar Park Police Department The Cedar Park Police Department is proud to be first in the Central Texas region to adopt the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) Program. This training reinforces the...
Shutterstock photo UPDATE: The teen killed is identified as Nicholas Joseph Young, 19. PREVIOUSLY: Austin Police report that at 8:07 am, March 18, a maroon 2009 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway at a high rate of speed. The driver...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued its first “Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” which highlights the Counties that are not cooperating with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests. From the time period between...
(Photo: Jaruek Chairak/ Shutterstock) The people of San Marcos have spoken and the City council have listened, so all day Sunday, North LBJ Drivve was closed off as work crews re-striped the parking spots from back-in only to head-in. The City's Trey Hatt said local business...