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Governor Abbott Accepts Governor’s Cup Award

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:39
Governor Greg Abbott today accepted Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup Award for a record-breaking seventh year in a row.

Texas Named Top State for Capital Investment for Seven Consecutive Years

Governor Greg Abbott today accepted Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup Award for a record-breaking seventh year in a row. This is the 15th overall win for the state of Texas, more than any other state. Governor Abbott was joined by business leaders and executives from the Metro 8 Chambers of Commerce to accept the award, which highlights top-performing states for job creation, capital investment, and business innovation.

"I am honored to once again accept the Governor's Cup on behalf of our tremendous workforce, job creators, and economic development organizations across the state," said Governor Abbott. "By working together to strengthen our business environment and bring more investment to every corner of our state, we will continue to grow the economy, create more jobs, and build a brighter future for our state."

Site Selection Magazine publishes information for expansion-planning decision-makers — CEOs, corporate real estate executives and facility planners, human resource managers, and consultants to corporations. It has awarded the Governor’s Cup annually since 1978, based on new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by the proprietary Conway Projects Database.

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59 Texas Burn Bans - 3/4/2019 9:40:59 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:32
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALL, HEMPHILL, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LIPSCOMB, LYNN, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PARMER, POTTER, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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59 Texas Burn Bans - 3/4/2019 8:24:17 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 08:32
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALL, HEMPHILL, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LIPSCOMB, LYNN, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PARMER, POTTER, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Five To Texas Physician Assistant Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:10
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Larry Hughes, Ed.D. to the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor reappointed Jennifer Clarner and appointed Cameron McElhany, Janith Mills, and John Scott, D.O. for terms set to expire February 1, 2023. The Governor named Karrie Lynn Crosby chair of the board.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Larry Hughes, Ed.D. to the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor reappointed Jennifer Clarner and appointed Cameron McElhany, Janith Mills, and John Scott, D.O. for terms set to expire February 1, 2023. The Governor named Karrie Lynn Crosby chair of the board. The board issues physician assistant licenses to qualified individuals to practice in the State of Texas.

Karrie Lynn Crosby of Robinson is a Physician Assistant for Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Health – Hillcrest. She has worked for Baylor Scott & White for over 20 years. Prior to her current position, she worked at the Baylor Scott & White – in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, East Texas Medical Center, and Longview Regional Hospital. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Texas Orthopaedic Association. Crosby received a Bachelor of Science in physician assistant studies from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American.

Larry Hughes, Ed.D. of Frisco is a zone vice president of operations at 7-Eleven, Inc. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, he served in a variety of leadership assignments in the retailing and hospitality sectors. Hughes previously served as a founding member of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City – Kansas City. He is a national board member of the Armed Services YMCA and a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship International. In addition, he serves as a life member of the National Black MBA Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army and Army National Guard. Hughes received a Bachelor of Science in U.S. history from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Master of Science in Management from Baker University, and Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University.

Jennifer Clarner of Austin is a lead physician assistant at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons. She is certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants and a member of the Central Texas Physician Assistant Society and Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery. Clarner received a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Cameron McElhany of Austin is an architectural consultant at LaForce, Inc. Prior to his current position, he worked as a sales representative for Southern Glazer’s. He currently serves as vice president of the Austin chapter of the Construction Specification Institute. In addition, he is an allied member of the American Institute of Architects. McElhany received a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies from Texas A&M University.

Janith Mills of Irving is a physician assistant for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. She previously served as a physician assistant at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. She is member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physicians. She also volunteers for the street shelter ministry at St. Monica Catholic Church. Mills received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science in physician assistant from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

John Scott, D.O. of Keller is the chief marketing officer, and chairman of the board of ALLCARE Physicians Group. He most recently served as an anesthesiologist at U.S. Anesthesia Partners. He served as a Major in the United States Army Reserves until his Honorable Discharge. He currently serves on the Texas Medical Review Board District Three Review Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Elite Physicians Group and Premier Physicians Group. In addition, he is a member of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, Delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Lamar University, a Master of Health Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport and a Doctor of Osteopathy from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Four To The Texas Juvenile Justice Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:09
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mona Lisa Chambers and Melissa Martin and reappointed Scott Matthew and Vincent Morales, Jr. to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mona Lisa Chambers and Melissa Martin and reappointed Scott Matthew and Vincent Morales, Jr. to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The board is charged to develop and implement rules to govern the department, executive director, and staff and to establish the mission and set goals for the department to emphasize keeping youth in home communities while balancing rehabilitative needs with public safety.

Mona Lisa Chambers of Houston is an adjunct professor with Houston Community College. She is a member of the University of Houston Alumni and the Emancipation Economic Development Council in Houston's historical 3rd Ward. Chambers recevied a Texas Teacher Certification from the State Board for Educator Certification, a Certificate in Music from Clayton Johnson School of Music, a Bachelor of Science in AutoCad Technology from the University of Houston, and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.

Melissa Martin of Deer Park is a career and technology teacher for the Galena Park Independent School District. She is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, advisor for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and a former advisor for the Texas Association of Future Educators. She was previously appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. Martin received a Bachelor of Science in family and consumer science and a Master of Education in education administration from Lamar University.

Scott Matthew of Georgetown is the Executive Director and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer of the Williamson County Juvenile Services and is a Magistrate for the cities of Jarrell, Granger and Bartlett. He is a member of the board of directors of the Georgetown Health Foundation and Project Georgetown. Additionally he is a member of the Texas Probation Association, Texas State Bar Juvenile Committee, and the Teas Municipal Courts Association, and has volunteered previously on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown and the Children’s Support Coalition. Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from Southwestern University and a Master Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Vincent Morales, Jr. of Rosenberg is a Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 1. He was previously elected Mayor of Rosenberg and was vice president of GreenScapes Associates, LLC. He serves as president of Fort Bend PAWS, benefiting Fort Bend County Animal Services, and previously as a board member for West Fort Bend Management District, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Lamar Education Awards Foundation, and Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Morales attended the University of Houston.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Barta As Injured Employee Public Counsel

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:08
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Barta to the Injured Employee Public Counsel for a term set to expire February 1, 2021.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Barta to the Injured Employee Public Counsel for a term set to expire February 1, 2021. The Public Counsel helps injured employees in the workers' compensation system, oversees the ombudsman program, and advocates on behalf of injured employees.

Jessica Barta of Austin has served as the Injured Employee Public Counsel since October 2014. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association and former member of the Junior League of Austin. Additionally, she is a board member and volunteer for Kid’s Chance of Texas and also volunteers for the Lonestar Soccer Club, William’s Community School, and the Magellan International School. Barta received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and English and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Six-Year-Old Texan Battling Cancer Named Honorary Texas Ranger

State - TX - DPS - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was proud to welcome six-year-old Abigail Arias, of Angleton, Texas, to its ranks as she was named Honorary Texas Ranger this week in Austin

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Two To Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:21

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Joel Garza, Jr. and reappointed Tom Butler to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021 and February 1, 2023, respectively. The Governor named Rick Figueroa chair of the commission. The commission oversees the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Rick Figueroa of Brenham is a first vice president of UBS Financial Services and partner with the Caton Figueroa Group. He is a member of the Memorial Hermann Hospital Board, the National Rifle Association Outreach Committee, POTUS Hispanic Advisory Council and the State Republican Executive Committee. He is also chair of the Hispanics United for America. Additionally, he is past president of the Downtown Houston Kiwanis Club, past council member of the International Leadership Institute, past board member of the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter, past member of the Texas Judicial Council, past member of the Escape Family Resource Center Executive Committee, past member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Houston CPA Society. Figueroa received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science from Texas A&M University.

Joel Garza, Jr. of Pearland is an associate attorney at Lee and Desenberg PLLC. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association and their Tax Sections and Business Law Sections. Additionally, he is a member of the Houston Bar Association and its Tax Section and Mergers and Acquisitions Section. Garza received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from Houston Baptist University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Tom Butler of Deer Park is president of USI Federal Credit Union in La Porte. He is a former gubernatorial appointee and former chair of the Credit Union Commission, board member of Texas Community Service, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a volunteer with Youth Victim Witness and assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 268. Butler received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Governor Abbott Sends Letter To Appointees And State Agencies On Open Meetings Act

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:29
Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to appointees and state agencies following the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals' ruling striking down a key provision of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to appointees and state agencies following the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals' ruling striking down a key provision of the Texas Open Meetings Act. In his letter, the Governor instructed his appointees and state agencies to continue to follow the spirit of the Open Meetings Act, despite yesterday’s ruling.

“Texas has long been, and will continue to be, a leader in governmental transparency,” writes Governor Abbott. “Regardless of yesterday’s ruling, my standard and expectation is for all agencies and boards to continue to follow the spirit of the law. You should not waver in your commitment to providing transparency in the work you perform for Texans at your respective governmental entities.”

Read the Governor’s full letter to appointees and state agencies.

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Homicide #3

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:36

Case:          19-0551547
 
Date:           Sunday, February 24, 2019
 
Time:          8:19 p.m.
 
Location:    8800 N IH-35
 
Deceased:   Erick Reytor-Ramirez, Hispanic male, June 17, 1983

Arrested:    Sergio Torres Quesada, a Hispanic male, 20-years-old
 
On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 8:19 p.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a call about a stabbing at an apartment complex. A woman told 9-1-1 that a man had been stabbed. The first arriving officer observed a puncture wound to the abdomen and held pressure on the injury until Austin-Travis County EMS arrived. EMS transported the critical victim to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. The victim was identified as 35-year-old Erick Reytor-Ramirez.
 
Detectives from the Aggravated Assault Unit responded to the scene to process and speak with witnesses. Based on information they developed, Sergio Quesada was arrested for aggravated assault that same night of February 24.
 
On Monday, February 25, at 2:40 p.m., Ramirez succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased. The Travis County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy the following day. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.
 
As a result of Ramirez’ death, this case was transferred to the APD Homicide Unit. Detectives reviewed the information, developed and consulted with the Travis County District Attorney’s office. On Tuesday, February 26, Quesada’s charge was changed to murder.
 
Below is a booking photo of 20-year-old Sergio Quesada:

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homcide.apd@austintexas.gov. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

Governor Abbott Reappoints Morath As State Commissioner Of Education

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:34
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Mike Morath as the State Commissioner of Education for a term set to expire on January 16, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Mike Morath as the State Commissioner of Education for a term set to expire on January 16, 2023.

Mike Morath of Austin has served as the Commissioner of Education since January 2016.  During that time, he has worked to refocus the Texas Education Agency around four key strategic priorities in support of Texas students:  Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Teachers and Principals; Building a Foundation of Math and Reading; Connecting High School to Career and College; and Improving Low-Performing Schools. 

Prior to his appointment, he served on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees for more than four years, and previously was chairman of Morath Investments and president and chief operating officer of Minute Menu Systems, a company that provided information systems to help manage a federal child nutrition program. Additionally, he is a former board member for the Texas Association of School Boards, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, and the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation. He is a past president of the Addison Rotary Club, past vice president of the Alpha Phi Alpha North Dallas Alumni Chapter, former advisory board member for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and was a volunteer Big Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for 10 years. Morath received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from George Washington University. He is married with four young children, the oldest of which is a kindergartener in Austin ISD.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks At Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association Annual Convention

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 15:38
Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) annual convention in Austin.

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) annual convention in Austin. The Governor spoke about the important role that the oil and gas industry plays in growing the Texas economy and securing America's energy future.

"Thanks to the contributions of our independent producers, the Lone Star State remains the national leader in oil and gas production," said Governor Abbott. "Texas’ oil and gas industry plays a vital role in creating jobs and growing our state's economy, as well as expanding our nation's energy independence and international export reach. By continuing to work together, we will ensure that Texas remains the energy and economic engine of America."

Founded in 1946, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association represents nearly 3,000 individuals and companies from the Texas oil and gas industry.

Established by independent oil and natural gas producers hoping to provide a unified voice for the industry, TIPRO is one of the country's largest oil and gas trade associations and the strongest advocacy group representing both independents and royalty owners in Texas.

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APD seeking assistance in identifying suspect in home invasion/sexual assault

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:41

Case:          19-0560923

Date:          February 25, 2019

Time:          1:44 p.m. 

Location:    11000 block of Jollyville Rd.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a home invasion/ sexual assault call that occurred in the 11000 block of Jollyville Rd. around 1:44 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019. A woman was attacked and then sexually assaulted in her residence by an unknown male. 

The suspect was described as having medium brown skin with hairy arms. APD's Sex Crimes Unit is seeking the public's assistance to identify the suspect from this incident. If you have any information related to this offense, please contact APD Sex Crimes Tip Line at 512-974-5095. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android

APD would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and to report suspicious activity. 
 

Governor Abbott Reappoints Three To Texas Board Of Medical Radiologic Technology

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:06
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Faraz Khan, M.D., Regan Landreth, and Carol Waddell to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology for terms to expire on February 1, 2025.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Faraz Khan, M.D., Regan Landreth, and Carol Waddell to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology for terms to expire on February 1, 2025. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of radiologic technology.

Faraz Khan, M.D. of Houston is a staff and interventional radiologist at Synergy Radiology Associates. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, Radiology Society of North America, American College of Radiology, Texas Radiologic Society, and Memorial Hermann Physician Network. He also volunteers with the Houston Food Bank. Khan received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his radiology training at Washington University in St. Louis.

Regan Landreth of Georgetown is the owner of Landreth Construction. Prior to serving on the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology, she served on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee. She is a member of and a volunteer for the First United Methodist Church of Georgetown. Landreth received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Carol Waddell of West is a regional manager of nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and MRI at Numed, Inc. She is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging and AHRA: Association for Medical Imaging Management. She is also chair of Methodist Women on a Mission. Waddell received an Associate of Applied Science in nuclear medicine from McLennan Community College.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Hodges To State Cemetery Committee

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:21
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Carolyn Hodges to the State Cemetery Committee for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Carolyn Hodges to the State Cemetery Committee for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. The committee works with the State Preservation Board to adopt rules to manage oversight of the Texas State Cemetery.

Carolyn Hodges of Houston is co-owner of PlansPerfect LLC. She is on the executive committee and board of directors member of the Archer Center at The University of Texas. She is a former educator and has volunteered with the March of Dimes and the local Houston PBS station.  Hodges received a Bachelor of Science in education from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Education from the University of Houston.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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61 Texas Burn Bans - 2/26/2019 4:09:36 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 17:32
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALL, HEMPHILL, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMPASAS, LIPSCOMB, LYNN, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, MILLS, OLDHAM, PARMER, POTTER, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #9

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:57

Case:           19-0521894

Date:           February 21, 2019

Time:          11:56 p.m.

Location:    7300 block of E. Riverside Dr.

Deceased:   Rosbel “Rudy” Tamez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 10-10-54)

The preliminary investigation shows a silver 2017 Jeep Patriot was traveling eastbound in the 7300 block of E. Riverside Dr. A pedestrian, Rosbel Tamez, was crossing Riverside near Uphill St. when he was struck by the Jeep. Mr. Tamez was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital where he died a short time later.   

APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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

This is Austin’s ninth fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in nine fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were nine fatal traffic crashes and ten traffic fatalities.

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

Traffic Fatality #8

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:56

Case:          19-0521569

Date:          February 21, 2019

Time:          8:30 p.m.

Location:    8100 block of N. Lamar Blvd.

Deceased:  Blair Dismukes, White female (D.O.B. 4-15-81)

The preliminary investigation shows that two pedestrians were crossing mid-block in the 8100 block of N. Lamar Blvd. when both were struck by an unknown vehicle. One pedestrian had minor injuries and the other was pronounced deceased at the scene. The vehicle that hit them fled and has not been yet identified. 

APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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

This is Austin’s eighth fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in eight fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were nine fatal traffic crashes and ten traffic fatalities.

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

59 Texas Burn Bans - 2/26/2019 8:24:52 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 09:32
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALL, HEMPHILL, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMPASAS, LIPSCOMB, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, MILLS, OLDHAM, PARMER, POTTER, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, STARR, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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57 Texas Burn Bans - 2/25/2019 2:12:28 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:32
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALL, HEMPHILL, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LIPSCOMB, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, MILLS, OLDHAM, PARMER, POTTER, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, STARR, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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