State - TX (Texas)



Hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Fire Department to receive fire truck on emergency loan from Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30
Port Aransas Fire Department is set to receive a fire truck on loan from Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday, Sept. 29 to temporarily replace one damaged by Hurricane Harvey. 

Fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations

TFS Texas Forest Service - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:30
Officials from key fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations to help local Texas fire departments impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

New Texas A&M Forest Service Software used to Coordinate Recovery Efforts in Texas and Florida

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

The Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas is making it possible for the many officials at all levels of government engaged in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts to literally get on the same page using a new software application developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service. 

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

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

Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestation

62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/2/2017 4:33:45 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 18:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARRISON, 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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63 Texas Burn Bans - 11/2/2017 10:12:00 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, 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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62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/2/2017 9:10:42 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, 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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61 Texas Burn Bans - 11/2/2017 8:09:46 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, PECOS, REAGAN, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/1/2017 4:04:48 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GREGG, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, PECOS, REAGAN, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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62 Texas Burn Bans - 11/1/2017 3:24:58 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GREGG, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, PECOS, REAGAN, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Select DPS Driver License Offices Open This Saturday To Issue Election Identification Certificates

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Nov. 7 election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices

Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Fugitive, MS-13 Gang Member

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The reward for Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture

APD seeking the public's assistance in identifying suspect involved in bank robbery #13

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:56

Case:                17-3001455
 
Date:                Friday, October 27, 2017
 
Time:                Approximately 7 p.m.
 
Location:          Wells Fargo Bank (Fiesta Mart), 3909 N IH-35 Service Road Northbound.
 
Narrative:
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit and the FBI Central Texas Robbery Task Force are working in conjunction to investigate a bank robbery that occurred on October 27, 2017 at approximately 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank inside the Fiesta Mart located at 3909 N IH-35 Service Road Northbound. 
 
The suspect, whose description and photo are included below, passed a note to the teller demanding money before fleeing on foot towards E. 38 ½ Street with an undisclosed amount of cash. 
 
Suspect described as:

  • Black Male
  • 25-35 years of age
  • Approx. 6’ tall, 185 lbs 

Suspect was last seen wearing:

  • Grey “Gap” sweatshirt with red undershirt
  • Black knit cap with “BE ME” logo
  • Sunglasses

Photo of suspect:

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.

Murder #27 charges filed

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:51

Murder and Aggravated Assault charges have been officially filed.

Case:          17-3020550

Date:          Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time:          6:12 a.m.

Location:    5500 block of Avenue F

Deceased:  Michael McCloskey, a White male, born 11-27-1979

Arrested:   Randall Gaston Jones, a White male, 32-years-old

On Sunday, October 29, at approximately 6:12 a.m., the Austin Police Department (APD) received a call about shots fired at residence located in the 5500 block of Avenue F. The caller stated that a man dressed as Santa Claus, at a costume party, shot someone. APD officers and EMS were immediately dispatched to the residence.

Upon arrival, officers located four people with gunshot wounds. Officers were told that the suspect went to a neighbor’s home, a few doors away. Officers located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. The suspect, who lived at the residence, was identified as Randall Jones.
 
Detectives learned that Jones told a neighbor an altercation occurred at his residence and that he would surrender to authorities. Jones placed a black semi-automatic on the neighbor’s “Welcome” mat and waited for police to arrive.
 
Michael McCloskey and two women were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. The fourth person who was shot refused transport to the hospital. McCloskey succumbed to his wounds and died at the hospital at 3:16 p.m. later that day.
 
Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. You can also use the new Crime Stoppers App or submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

APD offers Halloween safety tips for children and adults

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:13

The Austin Police Department encourages safety and supervision for children throughout the year, especially on Halloween. It is important for parents to follow a few safety precautions as children take to neighborhood streets for traditional trick-or-treating.

  • Know your trick-or-treater's route
  • Take a flashlight
  • Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are safe
  • Remind children not to enter a stranger's home or car
  • Set rules about not eating treats until your children are home. Inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them
  • Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely
  • Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk
  • Never cross the street from between parked cars
  • Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they present a fire hazard for costumes and long wigs. Review the "stop, drop and roll" procedure in case your costume catches on fire
  • Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses
  • Don't enter any homes unless you know the people
  • Carry a spare Halloween bag -- in case it breaks or your original one is filled
  • Make sure fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse - having them mistaken for the real thing
  • Don't cut across yards. Use sidewalks and stay out of back yards
  • Follow traffic signals and do not jaywalk or cross at mid-block
  • Always watch for cars backing up or turning
  • Never accept rides from strangers
  • Respect other people and their property
  • Be polite and say "thank you"  
  • It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters. There are some very simple steps to make the evening safe for everyone.
  • Turn on your porch light
  • Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up when trick-or-treating in groups
  • Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard
  • Drive slowly all evening.  You never know what little “creature” may suddenly cross your path
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police

For adults celebrating Halloween, there are some things to consider when wearing that "perfect" costume.

  • Make sure any accessories, such as fake guns, knives, and other potentially dangerous items are not mistaken for the real thing
  • Fire safety and visibility are important for adult costumes. Apply the same standards to adult costumes as you do to your children's
  • Remember adults that are dressed up can be scary to young children

APD announces Sixth Street Halloween safety plans, street closures

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:11

The Austin Police Department wants to ensure a safe evening for those celebrating Halloween on Sixth Street. 
 
Due to expected large crowds on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, Sixth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Brazos Street to the West Frontage of IH-35. Cross streets will be closed between Fifth and Seventh streets. Closures should be completed by 6 p.m. and towing of vehicles parked on Sixth Street and cross streets (Brazos, San Jacinto, Trinity, Neches, Red River and Sabine) will begin at 6 p.m. Owners of vehicles towed during this time should locate their vehicle using Auto Return’s website (www.autoreturn.com) and have their license plate or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) available. The IH-35 southbound 8th – 3rd Street exit and the IH-35 northbound 6th Street exit may also be closed. Additional IH-35 exit ramps may be closed depending on the amount of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the 6th Street area. Closures will be dictated by crowd size to ensure pedestrian safety.
                 
APD reminds citizens planning to be on Sixth Street that no illegal weapons of any type will be allowed.
 
Anyone with illegal items will be arrested and the property will be seized.
 
In addition, open containers of alcohol will not be allowed on Sixth Street. Glass containers are prohibited. 

Austin Police Department announces DWI Enforcement Initiative for Halloween night

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:05

Austin Police Department (APD) is announcing a Halloween night DWI initiative for the Austin metropolitan area. This initiative will be a “No Refusal” DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from operators suspected to be impaired, who refuse to provide a breath or blood sample.
 
This initiative will run Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 9:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. The DWI initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe, and to conduct blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to give a breath or blood specimen, as required by law. 
 
Halloween week is often associated with parties and gatherings in which alcohol is present. This announcement is to remind everyone that their area law enforcement agencies encourage them to make the responsible choice not to drive if they are impaired in any way. APD is focused on saving lives in the Austin metropolitan area and making roadways safe for everyone through education and enforcement. 

 

64 Texas Burn Bans - 10/27/2017 2:55:42 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:30
ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BROOKS, BROWN, CALLAHAN, CHEROKEE, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DIMMIT, DUVAL, EL PASO, ELLIS, FREESTONE, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GREGG, HARRISON, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KERR, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LIMESTONE, MARION, MARTIN, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, MOTLEY, PANOLA, PECOS, REAGAN, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SCHLEICHER, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WALKER, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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