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Press release regarding the importance of fire safety from Travis County Fire Marshal, Tony Callaway: In the face of the Oakland fire tragedy our office mourns the loss of those who lost their lives while trying to enjoy an evening out like so many of us do. We salute those who...
The pilot program will launch in February in Austin ZIP codes 78702, 78724 and 78617 in Central and Far East Austin. While the Austin Animal Center intakes 1.39 animals per 100 residents for Austin-Travis County as an entire jurisdiction, these ZIP codes average over 3 times...
Leon Castillo was arrested in Bastrop has been charged with capital murder for shooting Aaron Rogers, 27, in the head and setting him on fire. His burned body was found in a truck in Del Valle the day before Halloween. He's also charged with tampering with or fabricating...
Texas State University President Denise Trauth wrote that several fliers were found and removed from different Texas State University campus locations today. They were encouraging people to report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities. She states the university,...
Austin Animal Services will be conducting a two-year pilot engagement program focused on areas with the most demand for animal services. The pilot program will launch in February in Austin ZIP codes 78702, 78724 and 78617 in Central and Far East Austin. While the Austin Animal...
The City of Round Rock Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division will conduct an active threat exercise from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Dell Diamond. City Police, Fire and Communications Departments are partnering with the Round Rock Express...
A Georgetown mother is accused of child abandonment after police say she kicked her two children, aged 7 and 9, out of her SUV and onto the side of FM 971. Wanda Williams-Kirby allegedly sped off after that, only to return later to find her children being watched by a bystander...
With an arctic cold front in the near forecast, and temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter would like to provide tips to keep animals safe in frosty weather: Bring them inside: Just because your pet is covered in fur doesn’t mean...
Information about child abuse and neglect in Austin and Travis County is now publicly available here thanks to researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas . Today, researchers published their findings, including a full report and maps showing areas most...