State - TX (Texas)



173 Texas Burn Bans - 8/8/2018 8:03:05 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Reminds Drivers of Traffic Dangers Associated with New School Year

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - As the new school year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to slow down in school zones, and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting for buses

173 Texas Burn Bans - 8/7/2018 4:30:49 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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172 Texas Burn Bans - 8/7/2018 2:22:20 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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171 Texas Burn Bans - 8/7/2018 1:26:17 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Texas firefighters head to California to help fight deadly wildfires

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:31

August 7, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some 98 firefighters from 29 Texas fire departments in 20 counties will head to California this week to fight wildfires that have burned more than 750,000 acres. The deployment is an activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) for wildfire suppression

170 Texas Burn Bans - 8/7/2018 10:47:23 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Abbott Announces “Damon Allen Act”

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:59
Governor Greg Abbott today unveiled the “Damon Allen Act,” a set of proposals to reform the bail system in Texas to protect law enforcement and enhance public safety.

Unveils Proposals To Reform Bail System In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today unveiled the “Damon Allen Act,” a set of proposals to reform the bail system in Texas to protect law enforcement and enhance public safety. The proposals announced by the Governor are in honor of Texas State Trooper Damon Allen, who was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving Day, 2017. During today's announcement, the Governor was joined by the Allen family as well as members of the Texas legislature and Texas Department of Public Safety.

“With the Damon Allen Act, Texas will take meaningful steps to reform our bail system so that we can better protect innocent life, keep violent criminals off our streets and prevent tragedies like the death of Damon Allen,” said Governor Abbott. “It’s time for action, and I urge the legislature to take up the Damon Allen Act in the upcoming session. I thank Kasey Allen for her tireless work on this effort and the entire Allen family for their inspiring strength in the aftermath of this tragedy.”

This past Thanksgiving, Officer Allen was ambushed, shot and killed in Freestone County following a traffic stop. His accused murderer had previously been convicted of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy, and had recently been arrested on charges that included evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant. Despite his criminal record he was released on bond because The Justice of the Peace in his case was unaware of his prior convictions. The Governor’s new proposals to reform Texas’ bail system aim to help prevent tragedies like the death of Trooper Allen.

The Damon Allen Act is designed to increase public safety and the personal safety of law enforcement, promote consistency across the state, and uphold the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes.

Specific proposals included in the Damon Allen Act are outlined below.

Put Public Safety First:

The practice of bail and the issuance of a bond is regulated by Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 17. These rules limit the discretion that a judge may use in ensuring the safety of the community. The rules setting bail should be modified to emphasize the safety of the community, require a magistrate consider the criminal history of a defendant, and allow a magistrate to consider all other relevant information, including impact on law enforcement.

Increase Magistrate Qualification:

The amount of bail required may be set by any magistrate. In addition to a determination of the danger posed to the community by a defendant’s release, a magistrate must consider technical issues of mental health, and family violence. For cases involving felony offenses, or misdemeanors involving sexual offenses and assault, these determinations should be done by District Court judges and their associate judges.

Increase Magistrate Information:

It is critical that judges have ready access to relevant information in order to set bail. The creation of a uniform Court Management System through the Office of Courts Administration can close critical information gaps, especially in counties with a population under 20,000. This system will ensure that magistrates have a full picture of a defendant’s criminal history and mental health involvements, and alert them to protective orders.

Protect Communities from Repeat Offenders:

When a defendant is being supervised for prior criminal conduct, whether through parole, probation, or bond, additional steps should be taken prior to admitting them to bail. Once a magistrate determines that a defendant is being supervised by another agency, that agency should be notified. These notifications can be expedited through the case management system that links magistrates with the appropriate agency.

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APD seeking assistance in locating witness to an aggravated robbery case

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:46

Case:                18-1791830
 
Date:                Thursday, June 28, 2018
 
Time:               Approximately 10 p.m.
 
Location:         7517 Cameron Road
 
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is requesting assistance in locating a potential witness to an aggravated robbery. The incident occurred at a Family Dollar store on June 28, 2018 at approximately 10 p.m. Detectives believe the person pictured below may have seen the suspect and can provide information important to the investigation.
 
Witness described as:

  • White male
  • Possible 30s
  • 6’0” tall
  • 230 lbs

                          
                  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 

Suspect arrested in Traffic Fatality #39

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:44

Case:          18-2130392
 
Date:          Wednesday, August 1, 2018
 
Time:          7:58 a.m.
 
Location:    600 block of W. Ben White 
 
Vehicle:      2005 GMC 1500, TXLP# AD68179

Driver:        Darrell Shane Smitty, W/M, 52-years-old

Deceased:   Ernesto Gonzales Garcia, H/M, (DOB: 11/15/1977) 

Both the suspect vehicle and suspect are now in the Austin Police Department's (APD) custody from yesterday's fatal crash incident that occurred in the 600 block of W. Ben White. Suspect Darrell Smitty, 52, booking photo is pictured below. He's being charged with an accident involving injury and is on a $100,000 bond. 

Note: Booking photo is from a 2016 arrest. 

The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian, identified as 40-year-old Ernesto Garcia, was walking westbound near a bus stop in the 600 block of W. Ben White Service Road. The suspect driver was westbound on the service road in the right turn lane. The suspect drove straight through the intersection, onto the sidewalk, between the bus stop and a Capital Metro bus that had stopped to pick up passengers, striking the pedestrian. 

Ernesto Garcia was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The truck came to a stop in a driveway the driver walked to where Garcia lay, then walked back to his truck and drove away. 

This is Austin's 39th fatal traffic crash and 40th traffic fatality of 2018. At this time in 2017, there were 34 fatal traffic crashes and 26 traffic fatalities. This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. 

These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
  

Photos of suspect and vehicle traffic fatality #39

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:42

Case:          18-2130392
 
Date:          Wednesday, August 1, 2018
 
Time:          7:58 a.m.
 
Location:    600 block of W. Ben White 
 
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle from Traffic Fatality #39 below. 
Suspect is on the right in the khaki pants. Person on the left's face has been blurred because they are not a person of interest.


 
 

APD News Release: Bank Robbery #19 - Suspect in Custody

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:40

Case:          18-2081227
 
Date:          Friday, July 27, 2018
 
Time:          3:40 p.m.
 
Location:    12858 N. US 183 HWY Svrd SB 
 
Arrested:    Eric Maurice Hegger, 31-years-old

On Friday, July 27, around 3:40 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers and Robbery Unit Detectives responded to a bank robbery at the Chase Bank located in the 12800 block of Research Boulevard. The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Eric Hegger, gave the teller a note and demanded cash. He indicated that he had a gun. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was able to leave the scene prior to police arrival.

The suspect is in custody. His booking photo is below: 

 
  

Governor Greg Abbott extendeds the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:20
Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson counties; and

WHEREAS, the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, was subsequently amended on August 26, August 27, August 28 and September 14 to add the following counties to the disaster proclamation: Angelina, Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Washington, and Willacy; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, and in each subsequent month effective through today, I issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all counties listed above; and

WHEREAS, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, a state of disaster continues to exist in those same counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the 60 counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency’s emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed
with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Sealof State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 7th day of August, 2018.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View a PDF of the proclamation

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170 Texas Burn Bans - 8/7/2018 8:13:59 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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170 Texas Burn Bans - 8/6/2018 3:01:07 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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169 Texas Burn Bans - 8/6/2018 11:29:01 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/6/2018 7:59:19 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 08:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #39

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:12

Correction: Smitty is being charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a 2nd Degree Felony. 

Case:          18-2130392
 
Date:            Wednesday, August 1, 2018
 
Time:           7:58 a.m.
 
Location:     600 block of W. Ben White 
 
Vehicle:       2005 GMC 1500, TXLP# AD68179

Driver:         Darrell Shane Smitty, W/M, 52-years-old

Deceased:   Ernesto Gonzales Garcia, H/M, (DOB: 11/15/1977) 

Both the suspect vehicle and suspect are now in the Austin Police Department's (APD) custody from yesterday's fatal crash incident that occurred in the 600 block of W. Ben White. Suspect Darrell Smitty, 52, booking photo is pictured below. He's being charged with failure to stop and render aid. 

Note: Booking photo is from a 2016 arrest. 

The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian, identified as 40-year-old Ernesto Garcia, was walking westbound near a bus stop in the 600 block of W. Ben White Service Road. The suspect driver was westbound on the service road in the right turn lane. The suspect drove straight through the intersection, onto the sidewalk, between the bus stop and a Capital Metro bus that had stopped to pick up passengers, striking the pedestrian. 

Ernesto Garcia was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The truck came to a stop in a driveway the driver walked to where Garcia lay, then walked back to his truck and drove away. 

This is Austin's 39th fatal traffic crash and 40th traffic fatality of 2018. At this time in 2017, there were 34 fatal traffic crashes and 26 traffic fatalities. This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. 

These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

 

APD seeking public's assistance in locating witness to aggravated robbery case

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:12

Case:                18-1791830
 
Date:                Thursday, June 28, 2018
 
Time:               Approximately 10 p.m.
 
Location:         7517 Cameron Road
 
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is requesting assistance in locating a potential witness to an aggravated robbery. The incident occurred at a Family Dollar store on June 28, at approximately 10 p.m. Detectives believe the person pictured below may have seen the suspect and can provide information important to the investigation.
 
Witness described as:

  • White male
  • Possible 30s
  • 6’0” tall
  • 230 lbs

                          
                  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/3/2018 2:24:37 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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