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46 Texas Burn Bans - 12/3/2018 8:23:44 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:31
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EL PASO, FISHER, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Wichita Falls

State - TX - DPS - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The reward for David Dale Booth, 60, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture

Governor Abbott Attends Texas Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 17:38
Governor Greg Abbott today joined Jewish community leaders at the Texas Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony in celebration of the first day of Hanukkah.

Governor Greg Abbott today joined Jewish community leaders at the Texas Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony in celebration of the first day of Hanukkah. The Governor spoke of the strength of the Jewish people and the enduring bond between the state of Texas and the Jewish community before lighting the shamash candle of the menorah.

“Today, as we celebrate this festival of lights, we are reminded of the remarkable strength and resolve of the Jewish people,” said Governor Abbott. “The lessons of Hanukkah have endured and remain relevant in our lives today. Cecilia and I wish a joyous Hanukkah to the Jewish community here in the state of Texas, across America, and around the world.”

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Governor Abbott Statement On Passing Of Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:25
Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush:

"The state of Texas mourns with the nation at the passing of one of our greatest Presidents. George H.W. Bush was an American hero and icon, he was a friend to all he met, he embodied class and dignity. Texans are genuinely honored that he called the Lone Star State home and we collectively grieve this monumental loss. On behalf of Texas, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the Bush family in their time of need."

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Governor Abbott Statement On McKesson Corporation Relocating Global Headquarters To Texas

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:42
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement welcoming McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 6 company, to the State of Texas. Effective April 1, 2019, McKesson Corporation will relocate its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, California to Las Colinas, Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement welcoming McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 6 company, to the State of Texas. Effective April 1, 2019, McKesson Corporation will relocate its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, California to Las Colinas, Texas. This relocation expands McKesson’s already strong presence in the DFW area, where they opened a campus in Irving in April of 2017. McKesson is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in the United States. 

"I’m delighted McKesson, a Fortune 6 company, is making Texas the home of its new global headquarters,” said Governor Abbott. "The company has a long record of success in our state. McKesson’s expansion is an example of the kind of high-quality companies and jobs Texas has attracted as a result of our focus on economic growth, and I am proud to welcome them to the Lone Star State.”

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Governor Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team Hosts Roundtable Discussion For Male Leaders To Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:31
Governor Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team hosted a roundtable for male leaders in law enforcement, faith communities, business, and youth-serving organizations from across the state to share strategies on preventing child sex trafficking.

Governor Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team hosted a roundtable for male leaders in law enforcement, faith communities, business, and youth-serving organizations from across the state to share strategies on preventing child sex trafficking. Children At Risk educated attendees about online strategies to deter and interdict buyers of commercial sex. New Friends New Life presented on its manKINDness program, which teaches young men the importance of respecting girls and women, and empowers them to prevent predatory behavior. Leaders who attended the meeting committed to implementing these strategies in their communities across Texas.

"The leaders at our meeting today addressed the reality that the market for child sexual exploitation is largely driven by men. But, today's meeting confirmed our conviction that Texas men can and must be a part of the solution in ending this heinous crime," said Andrea Sparks, Director of the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team. "These leaders are engaging their peers and educating and empowering young men to be part of the solution. Today's meeting is the first step in inspiring men of character all over our state to do just that."

New Friends New Life, Children At Risk, and Austin 20 — a philanthropic organization that supports anti-trafficking efforts in Austin, work closely with the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team to promote strategies that combat child victimization.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Junkin To The 453rd Judicial District Court

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:35
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David Junkin as Judge of the 453rd Judicial District Court in Hays County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David Junkin as Judge of the 453rd Judicial District Court in Hays County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

David Junkin of Wimberley is an attorney in private practice. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Hays County Bar Association, and the Wimberley Business & Professional Association. He is a member of the Wimberley Lions Club and a director and parliamentarian for CASA of Central Texas. Additionally, he is a former director of Wimberley Senior Citizens Activity, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, and the Wimberley Education Foundation. Junkin received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

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46 Texas Burn Bans - 11/30/2018 9:53:39 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:32
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EL PASO, FISHER, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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DPS Welcomes 92 New Highway Patrol Troopers

State - TX - DPS - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 92 men and women as the state's newest Highway Patrol Troopers

$7,500 Reward Offered For Most Wanted Fugitive, Suspect Who Shot at DPS Trooper in Shelby County

State - TX - DPS - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Antonio Jaso Aguilar, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture

Murder #30 Update

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:56

Case:          18-2761355
 
Date:           Wednesday, October 3, 2018
 
Time:           5:58 p.m.
 
Location:     9133 Northgate Blvd
 
Deceased:   Dennis Stoneburner, White male, DOB 2/26/1955

Arrested:     Cornell Loving, Black male, 49 years old

An arrest has been made in the murder of Dennis Stoneburner. Cornell Loving, 49, was taken into custody on October 27, 2018 by the Lonestar Fugitive Taskforce. Mr. Loving is currently facing charges for parole violation and first degree murder. His bond has been set at $500,000.
 
The investigation into Mr. Stoneburner’s death is ongoing. Homicide investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and there is now a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. APD is encouraging anyone that was present at the time of the assault or anyone who may have video footage of the assault to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homcide.apd@austintexas.gov. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
Background Information
At approximately 5:58 p.m. on October 3, 2018, Austin police responded to an urgent disturbance call at 9133 Northgate Blvd. Upon arrival officers found the victim, Dennis Stoneburner, with obvious trauma to his body. He was transported by EMS to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in serious condition.
 
According to witnesses, Dennis Stoneburner was involved in a physical disturbance during which time he sustained significant injuries. The cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time.
 
Mr. Stoneburner died on Friday, October 19, 2018. While the final autopsy results are pending, it appears that he died from trauma-related complications.

Dennis Stoneburner
 

Cornell Loving

46 Texas Burn Bans - 11/29/2018 8:48:05 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:33
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EL PASO, FISHER, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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APD seeks assistance in identifying aggravated assault suspect

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:29

APD region 1 detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon case that occurred on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:35 a.m. at the Highland Metrorail Station, 6400 Airport Blvd.
 
The suspect threatened the victim with a knife at this location. Video of the suspect and surveillance photos of the suspect are below:
 
https://youtu.be/rAHEXEK_9Ws

   
   
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Region 1 detectives at 512-974-5320. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. 

APD warns Austin restaurant and business owners about scam suspect

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:27

APD region 1 detectives are warning local restaurant and business owners about a theft by deception scam. Suspect, Kevin Joseph Reese, White male, 52 years of age has been involved in gathering information about who the owner of a business is and then calling the business, pretending to be the owner and telling the employee that a customer will be coming in for a refund because they were over charged. He then shows up at the business and the employee is gives him the refund, thinking it is a legitimate refund.
 
If you are a business and receive a call from 512-217-3447 or 512-668-4150 and the person on the other end is either gathering information about the owner or saying they are the owner and that a customer is coming in for a refund, please be aware that this is most likely a scam.
 
Current APD cases:
1) January 31, 2018, 18-0311427 - Mr. Gattis
2) March 3, 2018, 18-5008162 - Voodoo Donuts
3) March 17, 2018, 18-0771749 - Mama Fu’s
4) March 9, 2018, 18-5009283 - Tiff treats
5) March 18, 2018, 18-0771749 - Enoteca Vespaio Restaurant
 
Additionally, Reese was arrested by Austin Police at the beginning of 2018 for the same type of scams.
 
Below is surveillance video from November 25, 2018 at the Midtown corner store near Lamar and St. John’s. Photos of Reese are below. https://youtu.be/zPeG42Xb4TU
  
If you believe you are a victim, call 311 and make a non-emergency report or 911 if this is actively happening. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. 

Traffic Fatality #68

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:24

Case:           18-3260732

Date:            November 22, 2018

Time:            3:17 p.m.

Location:     14500 N 183A, northbound

Deceased:    Mary Lucille Ochoa, White female, (D.O.B. 8-21-66)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a black, 2002 Toyota Avalon was traveling northbound near the 14500 block of N 183 A. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the center cement divider of the highway. The driver and passenger were transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and the driver later died due to her injuries.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s 68th fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in 69 fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were 61 fatal traffic crashes and 64 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Texans can prevent the spread of oak wilt disease

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, and it has been known to kill oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans, hunters in particular, to take preventative measures and be cautious when collecting and pu

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Program Thinning Cost-Share. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive

Texas A&M Forest Service examines the relationship between lumber and timber prices

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Landowners may wonder what the record-high lumber prices in the first half of 2018 signal for timber prices. This historically high lumber price leads many to expect higher prices for standing timber, however, the association between lumber and timber prices is loose over short time span

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Distributes Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Distributes Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey Arbor Day Foundation Program Helps Rebuild and Beautify Communities One Tree at a Time   Port Aransas, TX (October 15, 2018)  – The Arbor Day Foundation’s

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

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