State - TX (Texas)



Texas A&M Forest Service issues safety tips for Fourth of July holiday

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:30

June 28, 2018 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, and while sitting by the campfire, grilling a favorite dish or using fireworks are common activities — they could spark a wildfire.  Approximately 90 percent of wildfires are caused by people and their activities and Ind

Urban Forest Strike Team surveys Houston trees for flooding effects of Hurricane Harvey

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:30

June 27, 2018 — HOUSTON, Texas — Months after the storm, Hurricane Harvey may still be causing damage. Urban Forest Strike Team members from across the nation examined trees in Harris County Bear Creek Park this week for effects of prolonged flooding. Bear Creek Park was under approximately four feet of water for

168 Texas Burn Bans - 7/30/2018 10:44:20 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:30
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Board Of The Texas Department Of Motor Vehicles

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:01
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John M. Prewitt and Paul R. Scott and reappointed Brett H. Graham to the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John M. Prewitt and Paul R. Scott and reappointed Brett H. Graham to the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles serves, protects, and advances citizens and industries in the state with quality motor vehicle related services.

John M. Prewitt of Cypress is president of Tideport Distributing, Inc. in The Woodlands. He is a member of the Texas Trucking Association Board of Directors, former board of director and member of Austin Jaycees, and former vice-chairman of finance of Arrowmoon District of the Boy Scouts of America. Prewitt received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

Paul R. Scott of Lubbock is president of Fiesta Motors-Fiesta Acceptance. He is a member of Texas Independent Auto Dealers Association and a former member of the board of directors and former chair of the Leadership Giving Committee for Lubbock United Way. He is also former chair of the Missions Committee and Staff Parish Relations Committee of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and former mission volunteer of Lakeridge United Methodist Church. Scott is a veteran of the United States Army. 

Brett H. Graham of Denison is owner and CEO of Graham International. He is a board member of the Texas Association of Business and a member of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and the Texas Tire Dealers Association. He is a trustee of Pottsboro Independent School District School Board, board secretary of Grayson Central Appraisal District, board chair of Texoma Health Foundation, and a board member of Ameristate Bank. Graham received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and real estate from Baylor University.

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167 Texas Burn Bans - 7/30/2018 8:07:29 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:30
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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167 Texas Burn Bans - 7/27/2018 3:38:08 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:30
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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166 Texas Burn Bans - 7/27/2018 12:02:09 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:31
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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Governor Abbott Reappoints Davidson To The State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:11
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Greg Davidson to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Greg Davidson to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. The committee helps develop rules and procedures for the State Employee Charitable Campaign, and reviews the recommended campaign plan.

Greg Davidson of Austin is the Executive Clerk to the Governor and director of the Constituent Communication Division for the Office of the Governor. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, and currently serves as the stated clerk for the South Texas Presbytery. He is a former assistant pastor at CrossPointe Church, past member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, and a former board member of the National Day of Prayer Organization and Prison Fellowship Ministries. He is also a past volunteer with Austin Junior Achievement and CASA of Austin. Davidson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Master of Arts in government from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Divinity from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.    

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165 Texas Burn Bans - 7/27/2018 10:37:08 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:31
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Six To Texas Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:14
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Blanca Cardenas and Karen Gardner and reappointed DeLana Honaker, Ph.D. to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Blanca Cardenas and Karen Gardner and reappointed DeLana Honaker, Ph.D. to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor reappointed Stephanie Johnston, O.T.D., Sally Harris King, and Pamela Nelon for terms set to expire February 1, 2021. The Governor named Johnston presiding officer of the board.  The board licenses and regulates occupational therapy services in the state of Texas.

Blanca Cardenas of Mission is the vice president of Membership Services at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, McAllen Crime Stoppers, and McAllen South Rotary Club. She previously served on the board of McAllen Citizen’s League, American Diabetes Association, and the South Texas Youth Symphony. Cardenas attended the University of Pan American.

Karen Gardner of Brenham is the owner of Silver Lining Therapy, LLC, the clinic specializes in community based occupational therapy activities, hippotherapy, and animal assisted therapy services. She currently is an adjunct professor for a community college and is a faculty member of the American Hippotherapy Association. Previously, she served as a supervisor and director of several rehabilitation centers and clinics. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Hippotherapy Association. Gardner received a Bachelor of Science in zoology and physiology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.

DeLana Honaker Ph.D., of Amarillo is CEO of Health Harmony Therapy, which provides occupational therapy services centered on lymphedema and chronic venous issues. In addition to serving as a supervisor and director of several rehabilitation centers, she spent 23 years serving children with special needs, and 18 years as an adjunct and associate professor. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, and is a member of and served on several leadership roles for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Honaker received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and a Doctor of Philosophy in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University.

Stephanie Johnston, O.T.D. of Magnolia is professor and fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Lone Stare College – Tomball. She previously served as a supervisor of several rehabilitation centers. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, and World Federation of Occupational Therapy. She is a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and former volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Johnston received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and a Post Professional Clinical Doctorate in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University.

Sally Harris King of Houston is a certified occupational therapy assistant with Harris Health System. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, and National Alliance for Mental Health. She is a volunteer with the Houston Food Bank and No One Dies Alone and a former volunteer with Rebuild Houston. King received an Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification from Houston Community College, and has a practice area of emphasis in mental health designation from the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy.

Pamela Nelon of Fort Worth is a realtor with Virginia Cook Realtors, and previously owned Nelon Consultants. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and a past committee member of the American Cancer Society. She is a volunteer with the North Texas Animal Shelter, Safe Haven Women’s Shelter, and Mayfest Festival in Fort Worth. Nelon is a licensed realtor and received a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and advertising from Dallas Baptist University. 

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166 Texas Burn Bans - 7/27/2018 8:26:23 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:31
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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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165 Texas Burn Bans - 7/26/2018 3:53:50 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:31
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, DEAF SMITH, 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, 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, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, 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 #35

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:25

Case:            18-1960333

Date:             July 15, 2018

Time:            4:01 a.m.

Location:      3500 N IH 35    

Deceased:    Jacoby Ray Bailey, Black male (D.O.B. 1-2-90)
  
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2005 white Infinity and a white 2015 International pulling a white 2006 trailer were traveling southbound on N IH 35 in the lower deck. The Infinity failed to maintain an assured clear distance and struck the trailer.
 
The driver of the Infinity was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died as a result of his injuries on Monday, July 23, 2018.
 
No charges are expected against the driver of the trailer.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s thirty-fourth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in thirty-five fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were thirty-two fatal traffic crashes and thirty-four traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
 

APD seeking assistance in aggravated robbery case

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:22

Case:                18-1941646
 
Date:                Friday, July 13, 2018
 
Time:                Approximately 8 p.m.
 
Location:          2800 block of S. Lakeline Blvd.
 
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing a female on Friday, July 13, 2018. The female was outside her apartment when a dark skinned male approached her with a knife and demanded property.
 
  Suspect described as:

  • Dark-skinned male
  • Mid 20s
  • 5’ 7” to 5’ 9” tall
  • Medium build
  • Mole on tip of nose

Suspect was last seen wearing:

  • White t-shirt
  • Dark blue jeans

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 composite sketch:

  

Identification of deceased person in Lady Bird Lake

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:55

Case:          18-1630559
 
Date:           Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
Time:           9:19 a.m.
 
Location:    1300 Nash Hernandez SR Rd
 
Deceased:   Ray Figueroa, a Hispanic male, born 01-06-1957
 
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Austin 911 received a call of a man floating in Lady Bird Lake. Austin Fire, Austin-Travis County EMS, and Austin Police arrived at the scene. Austin Fire personnel recovered the body. EMS advised the death appeared obvious and Dr. Escott pronounced the deceased at 9:42 a.m.  
 
Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. No identifying documents were located within the clothing. A non-working, damaged cell phone was located. The phone was turned over to the APD Digital Forensics unit. Detectives were able to extract some information from the phone. Homicide detectives used this information to identify the deceased as Ray Figueroa.
 
The cause and manner of death are still pending the Medical Examiner’s official ruling. The death is considered non-suspicious at this time. 
 
Detectives are asking anyone who had contact with Ray Figueroa on June 11 and/or 12 to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or email Homicide.APD@austintexas.gov. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

A photo of Ray Figueroa is below:

Traffic Fatality #34

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:53

Case:            18-2041737

Date:             July 23, 2018

Time:            10:20 p.m.

Location:      7612 Bluff Springs Rd.    

Deceased:    Brandon Thomas Buentello, Other male (D.O.B. 2-29-92)
  
The preliminary investigation shows that a white 1989 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on Bluff Springs Road when a blue 2012 Toyota Prius turned in front of it. The Prius was traveling northbound on Bluff Springs Road and attempting to turn left into the convenience store parking lot located in the 7600 block. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
 
The driver of the motorcycle, Brandon Thomas Buentello, was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.
 
No charges are pending against the driver of the Prius.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s thirty-fourth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in thirty-five fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were thirty-two fatal traffic crashes and thirty-four traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Red River Authority Board Of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:19
Governor Greg Abbott today appointed William “Wade” Porter, Mike Sadefur, and Joe L. Ward to the Red River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on August 11, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed William “Wade” Porter, Mike Sadefur, and Joe L. Ward to the Red River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on August 11, 2023. The authority provides for the control, conservation and development of the watershed and water of the Red River and its Texas tributaries.

William “Wade” Porter of Amarillo is executive vice president, senior lender, and a board member at Amarillo National Bank, as well as board member and co-founder of Lone Star State Bank of West Texas. He is a member of the West Texas A&M Ag Advisory Board, former member of the Potter Randall Appraisal District Board of Directors and the Texas Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of Texas Board of Directors, and board member of Cal Farley’s Boys’ Ranch and Foundation. Porter received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas Tech University and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Mike Sandefur of Texarkana is CEO of various real estate and other entities including Loblolly Land Company, Barkman Creek Land Company, and Barkman Bluff Farms. He is board member for Texarkana College Foundation, and previously served as president of the Texarkana College Board of Trustees and the Sulphur River Basin River Authority Board of Directors and chairman of the Financial Advisory Committee of Bowie County and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Texarkana. Sandefur received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Accounting, and a Master of Business and Public Management from Rice University.

Joe L. Ward of Telephone is a full time rancher, and operates a Santa Gertrudis cow-calf operation. He has interests in an insurance consulting business, redevelopment projects in downtown Bonham and investments in land and family-owned restaurants. He is a board member for the Fannin County Multi-purpose Complex, volunteer for the Telephone Volunteer Fire Department, director for the Bigbee Cemetery, and member of the Telephone Baptist Church. He is also a former gubernatorial appointee to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and formerly served on the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce Board of directors. Ward served in the Army National Guard from 1969 – 1971 and served in the Air Force National Guard from 1971 – 1976. Ward received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas Board Of Architectural Examiners

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:40
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Fernando Trevino, Sr. to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners for a term set to expire on January 31, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Fernando Trevino, Sr. to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners for a term set to expire on January 31, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Rosa Salazar and Joyce Smith and reappointed Debra Dockery for terms set to expire on January 31, 2023. The board is a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.

Fernando Trevino, Sr. of San Antonio is a broker and owner of RE/MAX Alamo Realty, and has served in various positions with RE/MAX for over 25 years. He is a member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors, Austin Board of Realtors, and the Texas and National Association of Realtors. He is a volunteer with the Children’s Miracle Network. Trevino is a licensed real estate broker and attended Austin Community College.

Rosa Salazar of Lubbock is a senior interior designer with Condray Design Group, and owner of RGS Design Studio. She served as president for the Texas Association for Interior Design, and was the West Texas City Center director of the International Interior Design Association. She is a member of the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and former president of the City of Lubbock Permits and Licensing Appeals Board. Additionally, she is a member of the Westex Credit Union Supervisory Committee and a past member of the Hispanic Association of Women. Salazar received a Bachelor of Interior Design from Texas Tech University.

Joyce Smith of Burnet is a retired partner of the accounting firm Atchley & Associates, LLP. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a director of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the Amplify Credit Union Board of Directors and treasurer and trustee of the Rotary Club of Marble Falls Foundation. She also serves as the chairman and trustee of the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and accounting from North Carolina State University.

Debra Dockery of San Antonio is the president of Debra J. Dockery, Architect, P.C., and has been an architect for over 30 years. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, International Conference of Building Officials, and Southeast Business Women’s Club. She is a former board member of Texas Architectural Foundation and the San Antonio Chapter Habitat for Humanity. Dockery received a Bachelor of Science in environmental design from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Architecture from Texas A&M University.

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164 Texas Burn Bans - 7/26/2018 8:05:54 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:31
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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from San Angelo Area

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Joseph Michael Gore, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture

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