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57 Texas Burn Bans - 11/9/2017 9:02:34 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MOTLEY, PECOS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Suspect in Bryan Double Homicide

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Frankie Lee Bell Jr., 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture

Governor Abbott Proclaims November 12th As Day Of Prayer Following Sutherland Springs Tragedy

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:31
Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed Sunday, November 12th as a day of prayer in Texas following the deadly mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas over the weekend.

Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed Sunday, November 12th as a day of prayer in Texas following the deadly mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas over the weekend. The proclamation also encourages all Texans to join in a moment of silence at 11:30 a.m. on November 12th to honor and remember the lives of those who have been lost. The Governor signed the Day of Prayer Proclamation at a community prayer gathering at Floresville High School in Floresville, Texas this evening that was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence.
 
"The act of craven cowardice and evil inflicted on the Sutherland Springs community has deeply touched the core of who we are as faithful people," said Governor Abbott. “In times of tragedy, we often see the very best of Texas. We must remain strong and resilient, and lean on the support and care of our helping communities in this dark time. That is why I encourage people from across the state and country to come together and join me in a day of prayer this Sunday, November 12, to honor and remember the lives of those who have been lost.”
 
View Governor Abbott’s Day of Prayer Proclamation.

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APD’s Organized Crime Unit Conducts K2 Investigation

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:07

The Austin Police Department received information from a Crime Stoppers Tip about a group that was dealing large amounts of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) in the Austin area. The tipster stated the suspects were going to Houston to pick up a large amount of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) to bring back to the Austin area for distribution. An investigation was initiated and several of the suspects were identified.
 
Members of APD’s Organized Crime Division Narcotics Conspiracy Team and the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad coordinated with the Houston Police Department Kush Task Force. Surveillance was conducted on the suspects as they traveled back into Austin. Austin police patrol officers conducted a Felony Car Stop on the vehicle and four suspects were taken into custody.
 
A probable cause search of the vehicle found 74.32 kilos of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) in multiple trash bags. This seizure represents 222,960 individual doses of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) with a street value of $1,114,800.
 
This case has been accepted for federal prosecution and is ongoing.
 
This is a great example of the cooperation between the citizens and the department. Anyone with information about this case or similar cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.


    

59 Texas Burn Bans - 11/8/2017 1:49:16 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MOTLEY, PECOS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #58

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:18

Case:            17-3091672
 
Date:             Sunday, November 5, 2017
 
Time:             10:19 p.m.
 
Location:       Spicewood Springs Rd. and Scotland Well Dr.
 
Deceased:      Unidentified White male

The preliminary investigation shows that a red, 2007 Mazda 6 was driving southbound on Spicewood Springs Rd. at a high rate of speed. The vehicle lost control and struck a traffic light pole, which is located on the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs Rd. and Scotland Well Dr.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 58th fatal traffic crash and the 60th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change. 
 

62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/8/2017 7:56:21 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PECOS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #57

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:00

Case:            17-3090297
 
Date:             Sunday, November 5, 2017
 
Time:             2:19 a.m.
 
Location:      1300 block of Thornberry Rd.
 
Deceased:     Zachary Ryan Alexander-Ball, White male (D.O.B. 04-27-91)

The preliminary investigation shows that a blue, 2002 Yamaha motorcycle was driving northbound in the 1300 block of Thornberry Rd. at a high rate of speed. The driver of the motorcycle failed to navigate a sharp curve to head east on to Crozier Ln. and struck a metal gate along the north side of Crozier Ln.

The driver of the motorcycle, Zachary Ryan Alexander-Ball, was pronounced decease at the scene.  

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 57th fatal traffic crash and the 59th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Names of Deceased Victims in Wilson County Church Shooting Released

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today released the names of the deceased victims, who were killed in the Sutherland Springs shooting at the First Baptist Church on Sunday

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Trooper Nipper

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - Services for Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper will begin Thursday, Nov. 9, in Belton

62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/7/2017 11:53:00 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PECOS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #56

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:53

Case:            17-3041428
 
Date:             Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Time:             8:38 p.m.
 
Location:      Chicon and Willow streets
 
Deceased:     Marcos Mauricio Morales, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 8-30-72)

The preliminary investigation shows that a blue, Ford pickup truck was driving southbound on Chicon Street when it struck a pedestrian who was walking in a southeast direction in the intersection of Chicon and Willow streets. After striking the pedestrian, the Ford truck briefly stopped but then fled the scene southbound on Chicon St. without stopping and rendering aid to the pedestrian. The pedestrian, identified as Mauricio Marcos Morales, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died a short time later. 

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 56th fatal traffic crash and the 58th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/6/2017 9:30:53 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PECOS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Trooper Dies in Line of Duty Crash

State - TX - DPS - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - A Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper died Saturday afternoon in Bell County following a traffic crash

APD statement regarding ANTIFA demonstration

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 15:59

The Austin Police Department is aware of the scheduled ANTIFA demonstration. We are monitoring the event and working closely with our law enforcement partners and the Austin Regional Intelligence Center. In the spirit of the First Amendment, the Austin Police Department will work to safeguard lives and property while respecting the rights of individuals to exercise free speech. We will work with event coordinators to ensure a balanced policing approach and will be ready to handle situations should they arise.

Traffic Fatality #55

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 15:13

Case:            17-3021271
 
Date:             Sunday, October 29, 2017
 
Time:            6:14 p.m.
 
Location:      Intersection of E. 7th and Comal Street
 
Deceased:    Starlite Stewart, White male, 29 years of age

The preliminary investigation shows that a silver, 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Comal Street when the driver, who had a green light, entered the intersection to turn left on to 7th Street when the green, 2011 Triumph Motorcycle driven by Stewart ran the red light hitting the left front side of the Toyota. Stewart was transported by EMS to Dell Seton Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 55th fatal traffic crash and the 57th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Traffic Fatality #54

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 15:04

Case:             17-3001690
 
Date:             Friday, October 27, 2017

Time:             9:00 p.m.
 
Location:       3400 block of South Lamar
 
Deceased:     Jasper Bailey, Black male, (D.O.B. 6-20-83)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a white, 2014 Toyota RAV4 was driving southbound in the center turn lane and a white, 2001 Chevrolet Pickup Truck was driving northbound in the left lane of S. Lamar. The Toyota hit the pedestrian who was wearing all black clothing and standing in the center turn lane. This pushed the pedestrian into the Chevrolet as it passed in the left northbound lane. The drivers of the Toyota and Chevrolet vehicles stopped immediately and called 911, while staying on scene. They have been cooperative with the investigation.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 54th fatal traffic crash of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 traffic fatalities.

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

Texans celebrate “Tree-Epic” State Arbor Day

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30

Texans from across the state gathered today in Grand Prairie, Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and all the benefits trees provide to people and communities. Festivities were held at Grand Central and featured a

Texas A&M Forest Service mobilizes Urban Forest Strike Teams

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30

Texas A&M Forest Service recently mobilized Urban Forest Strike Teams to the coastal Texas towns of Rockport, Fulton, Refugio and Victoria to assess damage to the trees on public property resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Impacted communities deal with many post-storm issues, one of which includes destruction to public trees

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