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Murder #28

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:49

Case:           18-2701575
 
Date:           Thursday, September 27, 2018
 
Time:           8:26 p.m.
 
Location:     7330 Bluff Springs Rd. #2211
 
Deceased:    Matthew Fernander, White male, born 05/23/1988
 
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Austin 911 received a call of a shooting. Upon arrival, Austin Police officers found Matthew Fernander with obvious trauma to his body. A roommate of the victim immediately began CPR until EMS arrived. Austin-Travis County EMS transported Fernander to St. David’s South Austin Hospital. Matthew Fernander succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased at 8:59 p.m. by Dr. Evans.
 
Austin Homicide investigators arrived at the scene. Interviews of witnesses were conducted and the scene was processed for evidence.    
 
The Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy this morning and ruled the cause of death as a gunshot to the head and the manner of death a Homicide. 
 
Homicide detectives have developed a suspect and believe this was an isolated incident with no ongoing public safety threat to the community. 
 
Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homcide.apd@austintexas.gov. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

Governor Abbott Reappoints Lynd Presiding Officer Of Alamo Regional Mobility Authority

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:16
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Michael Lynd, Jr. as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority for a term set to expire February 1, 2020.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Michael Lynd, Jr. as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority for a term set to expire February 1, 2020. The Regional Mobility Authority is a political subdivision created to finance, acquire, design, construct, operate, maintain, expand or extend transportation projects.

Michael Lynd, Jr. of San Antonio is chief executive officer of Kairoi Residential, a multifamily investment, development and property management company. He is a transportation board member of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Policy Organization and board member of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition. He also serves on the Advisory Boards for the Bank of San Antonio and the Bank of Austin, and is former vice chairman for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Lynd received a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University.

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47 Texas Burn Bans - 9/28/2018 8:15:40 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:30
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Traffic Fatality #53

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 14:49

Case:            18-2631843

Date:             Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time:             11:31 p.m.

Location:       1000 E. St. Johns Blvd.

Deceased:     Andrew Sanchez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 12-09-88)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was laying down in the westbound lanes of St. Johns Blvd. for unknown reasons. A Capital Metro bus was heading west on St. Johns Blvd. and was unable to see the pedestrian, Andrew Sanchez, laying in the road. The bus ran Sanchez and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the bus stayed at the scene and cooperated.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case 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.
 
This is Austin’s fifty-third fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-four fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were forty-seven fatal traffic crashes and forty-nine traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

47 Texas Burn Bans - 9/27/2018 1:46:10 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 14:31
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Announces New Sterling Lumber Company Facility In Lufkin

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:02
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Sterling Lumber Company, LLC., will be opening a new TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber mat manufacturing facility in Lufkin.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Sterling Lumber Company, LLC., will be opening a new TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber mat manufacturing facility in Lufkin. Sterling is a vertically integrated manufacturer that delivers high-performance ground protection mats and more than 300 industrial products worldwide. The new facility in Lufkin will create 150 new jobs and over $30 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $825,000 has been extended to Sterling Lumber Company, LLC.

“A hardworking and family-run company like Sterling requires a workforce with the same values, and that is exactly what the Lufkin community will provide," said Governor Abbott. "I thank Sterling for their commitment to Texas and the people of Lufkin, and I look forward to building on this already successful partnership.”

“It is very exciting to announce a significant expansion of Sterling’s manufacturing capacity in Lufkin and the Lone Star State,” said Carter Sterling, Chief Executive Officer of Sterling. “I can’t think of a better place to continue our stated mission of supporting our colleagues, communities, customers, and company.”

“Angelina County and the City of Lufkin is honored to be the new location selected by Sterling for their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which will create 150 quality jobs in the area. This announcement acknowledges the team effort by Governor Greg Abbott, key state officials and local agencies including Angelina College, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and Texas Forest Country Partnership,” according to Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter.

“The City of Lufkin and Angelina County is experiencing encouraging economic growth and we expect that trend to continue as we clearly communicate the positive aspects of this region of Texas,” said Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown.

Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, the Texas Enterprise Fund helped to close the deal on 28 projects in 2015-2018 that committed over $849 million in new capital investments and more than 16,000 new direct jobs all across the state, from Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley and communities in between. The TEF also serves as a jobs multiplier, supporting thousands more indirect jobs at existing local and small businesses. The $70 million invested in job creation during Governor Abbott’s administration also helped close the deal on seven corporate headquarter relocations to Texas. Administered by the Economic Development and Tourism Division within the Office of the Governor, the Texas Enterprise Fund helps to strengthen the state’s already diverse and growing economy and attract new jobs to communities across the state.

Learn more about Sterling at www.SterlingSolutions.com

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49 Texas Burn Bans - 9/27/2018 8:29:36 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:30
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Murder #27

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:03

Case:            18-2681929
 
Date:              Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 
Time:             11:24 p.m.
 
Location:       5604 Palisade Court
 
Deceased:     Kathryn Locker, a white female, born 08/15/1942
                       Ernest Locker Jr., a white male, born 04/17/1942
 
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at approximately 11:24 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) responded to an urgent Check Welfare call at 5604 Palisade Court. The 9-1-1 caller indicated that she had not heard from her elderly parents since Sunday evening and was concerned that something bad had happened to them. Upon arrival, officers made entry into the residence and located the elderly couple, deceased in their bed. Both had sustained obvious trauma to their bodies and showed no indication of life. Austin-Travis County EMS was called to the residence. Both were pronounced at the scene at 11:40 p.m.
 
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted autopsies on both Kathryn and Ernest Locker. The official manner and cause of death was ruled as a homicide on Kathryn Locker (gunshot wound to the back), and suicide on Ernest Locker (gunshot wound to the chest).
 
APD is investigating this as a murder-suicide and there is no public safety concern in regards to this incident.  
 
Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homcide.apd@austintexas.gov. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

National Night Out 2018: Kickoff celebration Saturday, Sept. 29

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:16

Join the Austin Police Department and community partners for our 35th National Night Out kickoff celebration, to stand together against crime. This free event will have games, entertainment and music. Food will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Austin Police
Community Liaison Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Event:  National Night Out 2018 Kickoff Celebration

When:  Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time:    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Reagan High School
             7104 Berkman Dr.
             Austin, Texas 78752

The kickoff precedes this year’s National Night Out, which falls on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7-9 p.m. Neighborhoods throughout Austin will join thousands of communities nationwide to participate in National Night Out, which is designed to:

  • Generate support and participation in crime prevention efforts
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations
  • Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/nno. Neighborhoods are asked to use the hash tag #NNOAustin when posting about National Night Out on social media.

Run with the Heroes 5K to Honor Fallen Heroes

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:12

The 11th Run with the Heroes 5K is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8 a.m. The event, which will be held at Camp Mabry (2200 W. 35th St.), honors fallen heroes from fire, EMS and police agencies and their families, in addition to those who protect and serve the Austin-area communities. This year’s honoree is Officer Ken Copeland of the San Marcos Police Department.
 
“The Run with the Heroes run/walk offers our community and first responders with a unique opportunity to lace up our running and walking shoes in memory of fallen heroes while supporting Central Texas Special Olympians. These exceptional athletes are an inspiration to all who wear a uniform for the dedication, grit and heart they show both in competition and in the way they live their lives each day.” said Brian Manley, APD Chief of Police.
 
Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate in this wonderful event.  Sign-up is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Austin/RWTH. Proceeds from the race will benefit Special Olympics Texas. Run with the Heroes is hosted by the Austin Police Department.

APD Robbery Unit seeks assistance in identifying suspect from convenience store robbery

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:09

Case:                 18-2661521

Date:                  Sunday, September 23, 2018
 
Time:                  Approximately 8:40 p.m.
 
Location:           2300 E. Ben White Blvd. SVRD WB
 
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred on Sunday, September 23, 2018, around 8:40 p.m. at a convenience store in the 2300 block of E. Ben White Blvd. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect left the scene in a dark gray or black SUV. There were no reported injuries during the robbery.
 
  Suspect described as:

  • Black male
  • Early 30s
  • Short, thin build

Suspect was last seen wearing:

  • Baby blue hoodie
  • Baby blue baseball hat
  • Black pants

Please see surveillance video of the robbery below:

https://youtu.be/0zpuOrzp4n0

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.
 

Governor Abbott Appoints Toth To Third Court Of Appeals

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 14:07
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael “Mike” Toth to the Third Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael “Mike” Toth to the Third Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Michael “Mike” Toth of Austin is senior counsel at Dykema Cox Smith, LLC. Previously, he served as special counsel and senior counsel in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, New York State Bar, Federalist Society, and the Navy Marine Corps Business Network Austin Chapter. Additionally, he is a member of the Federalist Society Austin Chapter Steering Committee and the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, and continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. After his active duty service, he served as a law clerk at the federal trial and appellate levels, for the Hon. Ursula Ungaro and the Hon. Edith H. Jones. Toth received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University with highest honors and a Master of Arts in history and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Monroe As The Texas State Historian

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 09:41
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Monte L. Monroe, Ph.D. as the Texas State Historian for a term set to expire on September 26, 2020.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Monte L. Monroe, Ph.D. as the Texas State Historian for a term set to expire on September 26, 2020. As such, he is responsible for increasing public knowledge about the rich and diverse history of the state, encouraging the teaching of Texas history in public schools, consulting with state leaders to promote Texas history, and making presentations on Texas history topics.

Monte L. Monroe, Ph.D. of Lubbock is the archivist of the Southwest Collection and on faculty at Texas Tech University. Formerly editor of the West Texas Historical Review, he has taught and published widely on Texas history, serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, the boards of the West and East Texas Historical Associations, is chair of the Texas State Historical Association Archives Committee, is on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Handbook of Texas Women Online, and is a former board member for the Texas Map Society. He is a founding board member of the Humanities Center at Texas Tech, president of the Rotary Club of Lubbock Foundation, former president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Lubbock, and president of The Meriwether Society, Inc. He was formerly Secretary General of the Pan American Taekwondo Union, an International Master Instructor and International Referee in Taekwondo, and officiated that sport at the Seoul and Barcelona Olympic Games. Monroe received a Bachelor of Arts in literature and history from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in history from Texas Tech University.

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49 Texas Burn Bans - 9/26/2018 8:16:03 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 08:31
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Houston

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rolando Tomas Mendez, 27, 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

49 Texas Burn Bans - 9/25/2018 1:52:33 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 14:32
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Advisory Council On Emergency Medical Services

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:11
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Karen Pickard and Alan H. Tyroch, M.D. and appointed Sharon Malone, M.D., Taylor Ratcliff, M.D., and Shawn Salter to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Karen Pickard and Alan H. Tyroch, M.D. and appointed Sharon Malone, M.D., Taylor Ratcliff, M.D., and Shawn Salter to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services for terms to expire on January 1, 2024. The council recommends changes to the EMS/Trauma System in order to ensure that the community receives comprehensive and efficient emergency care.

Karen Pickard of Ovilla is a registered nurse and paramedic and serves as a faculty member for the EMS Program at Navarro College in Waxahachie. She is the EMS Infection Control officer for the Wilmer Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the State Firemen and Fire Marshals Association of Texas, North Texas Firemen and Fire Marshals Association, and a mission lifeline participant for the American Heart Association. Pickard received a nursing degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Alan H. Tyroch, M.D. of El Paso is the Founding Chair of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso and the Chief of Surgery and Trauma Medical Director at University Medical Center of El Paso. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Texas Surgical Society, Southwestern Surgical Congress, and the American Trauma Society. Additionally, he is a member of the Pan-American Trauma Society, Pediatric Trauma Society, Western Surgical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, Society of Surgical Chairs, Texas Medical Association, and the El Paso County Medical Society. He is an active member in the BorderRAC in TSA I. Tyroch received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Sharon Malone, M.D. of Van Alstyne is the Medical Director for EMS services in Grayson, Lamar, Dallas, and Tarrant counties. In addition, she the EMS Education Medical Director for Collin College EMS Education and Paris Junior College EMS Education Programs. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Medical Association, National Association of EMS Physicians, and the National Association of EMS Educators. Malone received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University and Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Taylor Ratcliff, M.D. of Temple is the Central Texas Division Director of Pre-Hospital Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Scott & White Medical Center, Temple. He is an EMS physician providing medical direction to several central Texas EMS providers and first responders as well as the Temple College EMS Health Professions program. He is the chair-elect of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of EMS Physicians and co-chair of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians EMS Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, National Association of EMS Physicians, Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association, as well as a site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Ratcliff received a Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS Medicine.

Shawn Salter of San Antonio is the South Central Regional Director for Air Methods Corporation and a registered nurse. He previously served as the Region IV Director for the Association of Air Medical Services and chaired the Standards Committee. He is a member of the Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association, Association of Critical Care Flight Paramedics, and the Texas Association Air Medical Services. Salter received a nursing degree from San Jacinto Junior College.

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Governor Abbott Announces Departure Of Long-Time Advisor

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:09
After nearly a decade of service to the State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott’s Chief Operating Officer, Reed Clay, today announced he will leave the administration to join the private sector.

After nearly a decade of service to the State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott’s Chief Operating Officer, Reed Clay, today announced he will leave the administration to join the private sector.

“During his time in the Attorney General’s office and my first term as Governor, Reed has been a close and trusted advisor who distinguished himself as a leader in times of crisis,” said Governor Abbott. "Reed is an expert problem-solver who tackled some of the biggest issues facing the State of Texas, none bigger than Hurricane Harvey when he stepped forward to lead the efforts in my office to ensure a swift and effective recovery process. I am immensely grateful for Reed’s service and friendship. He departs having made unparalleled contributions to my administration and the entire State of Texas.”

Reed Clay has worked as a close advisor for Attorney General and Governor Abbott for nearly a decade. In this time, he has become an expert in how government works at the state, federal and local levels. With a keen understanding of the law, policy and politics across a broad range of issues, Clay played a leading role in implementing Governor Abbott’s vision for the state. Prior to joining Governor Abbott, Clay served as a litigator for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.. A native Texan, he holds masters and law degrees from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Clay’s last day in the Governor’s office will be October 15, 2018.

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Traffic Fatality #52

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:00

Case:            18-2650690

Date:             Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:             11:30 p.m.

Location:       E 290 eastbound service rd. & SH 130 northbound service rd.

Deceased:     Luis Angel Tinoco, Hispanic male (11-12-07)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2001 Dodge truck was traveling eastbound on the 290 service road approaching the intersection of the SH 130 northbound service road. The Dodge ran the red light and struck a 2013 Nissan Altima on its left side. An unrestrained, juvenile male, in the back seat of the Nissan, died at the scene.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case 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.
 
This is Austin’s fifty-second fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-three fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were forty-seven fatal traffic crashes and forty-nine traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Murder #26

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:59

Case:          18-2660374
 
Date:          Sunday, September 23, 2018
 
Time:          4:07 a.m.
 
Location:    1934 Rutland Dr. #300
 
Deceased:   Luis Alberto Rodriguez Tamayo, a Hispanic male, DOB 02/29/2000
 
On Sunday, September 23, at approximately 4:07 a.m., Austin 9-1-1 received multiple calls of shots fired at the Paris Hookah Lounge. Callers reported multiple people struck by the gunfire. Police, Fire and EMS arrived at the scene. Officers learned the lounge was near capacity when the gunfire started. Three people inside the building were hit by the gunfire fired from outside the lounge. 

Luis Rodriguez Tamayo was sitting at a table inside speaking with friends when a bullet struck him in the head. Tamayo was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas where doctors later pronounced brain death at 1:47 p.m. The two other individuals struck by the gunfire transported themselves to the hospital. One male went to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. The female victim transported herself to the hospital with a graze wound to the head. Both injuries are non-life threatening.

The preliminary investigation appears to indicate this was a drive-by shooting. The Paris Hookah Lounge is a popular after hours venue. No motive for the shooting has been established. None of the victims appears to have been involved in any sort of confrontation prior to the shooting. 
 
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy with a date to be announced later.
 
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. You may remain anonymous. Detectives are asking for anyone with information or video of the incident to contact them as soon as possible.
 
Call:    Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS
Text:   "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES
Email:  Homicide.APD@austintexas.gov

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