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Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Fidelie And Okeke To Midwestern State University Board Of Regents

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:05
Governor Abbott has appointed Guy A. “Tony” Fidelie, Jr. and Oku Okeke to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 25, 2024.

Governor Abbott has appointed Guy A. “Tony” Fidelie, Jr. and Oku Okeke to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 25, 2024.

Guy A. “Tony” Fidelie, Jr. of Wichita Falls is a partner in the law firm Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, LLP.  He previously served as an assistant district attorney for Wichita County. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Oklahoma, and a member and past president of the Wichita County Bar Association. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for Faith Mission/Faith Refuge of Wichita Falls, the advisory board for Camp Fire North Texas, and as a trustee for The Priddy Foundation, the Midwestern State University Foundation, and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association Foundation. Fidelie received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and political science from Midwestern State University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Oku Okeke of Wichita Falls is a global customer service manager at Pratt & Whitney Canada. He is a member of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Falls Manufacturer’s Group and a former member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Additionally, he is a board member of Workforce Solutions North Texas and a member of the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. He is a former volunteer for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Organization and a former president and former vice president for the Rider High School Soccer Booster Club. Okeke received a Bachelor of Science in manufacturing engineering from Midwestern State University.

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Reminder: DPS Museum Day Offers Interactive Activities, Showcases DPS Resources

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that they are invited to attend DPS Museum Day this Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of Austin Museum Day

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Psychologists

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:44
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Herman Adler, Ryan Bridges, and Andoni Zagouris to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for terms set to expire on October 31, 2023. The

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Herman Adler, Ryan Bridges, and Andoni Zagouris to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for terms set to expire on October 31, 2023. The board regulates the practice of psychology in the state of Texas.

Herman Adler of Houston is a psychometrician and researcher with The Menninger Clinic. As a licensed psychological associate, he works with inpatient adults and adolescents, performs cognitive and diagnostic assessments, and contributes to psychological reports. He previously served as a psychological intern at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston as part of his clinical training. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Texas Association of Psychological Associates. Adler received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Ryan Bridges of Houston is a crewmember of Vineyard Vines. He previously worked as the director of recruiting for the Fitzpatrick Group, and as a financial representative with AIG Financial Network. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and a Master Mason with the Freemasons – Grand Lodge of Texas. He is also a former student regent for the Texas State University System and a former student representative for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Bridges received a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.

Andoni Zagouris of Kingsland is a retired school psychologist. He spent a number of years as a school psychologist in the Rio Grande Valley region providing assessments and counseling services for adolescent students dealing with mental health needs. Prior to serving as a school psychologist, he worked with various rehabilitation groups. Zagouris received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and a Master of Arts in psychology and education from Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

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APD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:09

Over the past few weeks there have been several attacks against specific members of our community.

  • August 29, 2018 at approximately 9:43 p.m.: A person of interest is seen on video at the mosque located at 11900 N. Lamar Blvd., but no criminal mischief committed.
  • September 2, 2018 at approximately 1:24 a.m.: There were four tires slashed on a vehicle belonging to a member of the mosque. The vandalism was reported by phone later that morning. Case #18-5034388
  • September 2, 2018 at approximately 1:27 a.m.: During the preceding event, the front doors located on the east side of mosque were shattered as were doors and windows on the south side of the mosque. The person of interest is seen on video, but not committing damage. Case #18-2450156
  • September 13, 2018 at approximately 1:43 a.m.: There were two tires slashed on a vehicle belonging to the mosque's security guard and two tires slashed on a van belonging to the mosque. A building window appeared to be cracked from an attempted entry. Case #18-2560109
  • September 17, 2018 at approximately 2:08 a.m.: The front doors of the New Madina Market located at 9200 N. Lamar were broken. The person of interest seen on video appears to be the same person captured on video at the mosque on August 29, 2018. Case #18-2600063

APD Chief Manley offered the following regarding this series of incidents:
"The Austin Police Department takes these crimes very seriously. Anytime a specific group is targeted or attacked in our community, our entire community is being targeted or attacked. As your police chief, these types of crimes will not be tolerated. The Austin Police Department has increased patrols at various locations and is employing covert tactics in an attempt to identify and arrest the suspect(s). We will continue to aggressively investigate this case until the suspect(s) has/have been arrested.”

If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or APD Detective Jason Greve at (512) 974-5543. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

Remember, Austin is Safer Together. If you see something, say something.
  

51 Texas Burn Bans - 9/19/2018 8:36:21 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:30
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, 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, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Reminder: Reward Increased for Most Wanted Fugitive from Madison County

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Jared Luke Langley, 36, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip is received during the month of September

DPS Remembers Legacy of Retired Colonel Thomas Davis

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is remembering the life of retired DPS Colonel Thomas "Tommy" A. Davis Jr. who passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 77

Governor Abbott Attends South Texas College Regional Center For Public Safety Excellence Building Dedication Ceremony

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:30
Governor Greg Abbott today attended a dedication ceremony for the new South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) in Pharr, Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott today attended a dedication ceremony for the new South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) in Pharr, Texas. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide public safety education and training opportunities for both law enforcement and members of the public. Additionally, the RCPSE will make South Texas College the first community college in the nation to provide training for local, county, state and federal law enforcement along the U.S. and Mexico border.

“This center will provide cutting-edge technology, innovative, education and world-class training for the next generation of law enforcement," said Governor Abbott. "Keeping Texans safe is my top priority, and I thank all those involved with this effort for laying the groundwork for a safer and more secure future for Texas.”

The RCPSE will contain law enforcement and fire safety training structures, a vehicle skills pad, an emergency vehicle operations course, simulated weapons center, target range and other state of the art components. The target range will be open to the public for firearms safety training, practice shooting, and skills development.

Additional educational opportunities, activities and events available at the RCPSE include:

•Hunter Education

•Training in Hunter Target Acquisition

•Firearm Familiarity

•Firearms Safety Education Training

•Enhancement of Beginner and Intermediate Shooting Skills

•Game Laws and Ethics Training

•Club Memberships for Hunters and Shooters

•License to Carry (LTC)

•Field Days for Live-Fire Skills Training

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Traffic Fatality #51

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:55

Case:            18-2541731

Date:             Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Time:             10:29 p.m.

Location:      1800 E. SH 71, westbound

Deceased:     Ramon Javier Pesina, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 4-24-72)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian attempted to cross a high-speed roadway from northbound to southbound. A 2018, red, Dodge Durango was traveling westbound and struck the pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian, Ramon Javier Pesina, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:41 p.m. The driver of the Durango remained at the scene and there were no signs of impairment.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s fifty-first fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-two fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were forty-six fatal traffic crashes and forty-eight traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

53 Texas Burn Bans - 9/18/2018 10:41:27

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:31
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EL PASO, FOARD, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCLENNAN, MENARD, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Board Of Social Worker Examiners

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:21
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Megan Graham and Audrey Ramsbacher and reappointed Martha Mosier to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Megan Graham and Audrey Ramsbacher and reappointed Martha Mosier to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of social work in Texas.

Megan Graham of Lubbock is the owner and operator of Yoga Salon. Prior to becoming a small business owner, she worked at a hospice care facility. She is a member of Junior League of Lubbock, Lubbock Women’s Club, Lubbock Symphony Guild, and the Lubbock Yoga Alliance. Graham received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts in sociology from Texas Tech University.

Audrey Ramsbacher of San Antonio is a healthcare administrator with The Forum at Lincoln Heights. As healthcare administrator, she is responsible for staffing, budget and regulatory issues for the facility. She has spent over 20 years as a social worker in various long term care and medical facilities, and over 12 years as a licensed nursing home administrator. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the San Antonio chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has previously volunteered with the San Antonio Food Bank, meal services for the homeless with the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a licensed Nursing Facility Administrator certified preceptor and Social Worker. Ramsbacher received a Bachelor of Science in social work education from Mankato State University and a certification in Long Term Care Administration from Texas State University.

Martha Mosier of College Station is the vice president and chief operating officer of Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, United Way Regional Information and Referral Advisory Board, and the Hunters Run Home Owners Association and board member, treasurer, and volunteer for St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a board approved supervisor and an advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker. Mosier received a Bachelor of Science in social work from Texas State University and a Master of Science in social work from The University of Texas at Austin.

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72 Texas Burn Bans - 9/18/2018 9:01:46 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:31
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FAYETTE, FOARD, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KENDALL, LA SALLE, LIBERTY, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, OLDHAM, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROCKWALL, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, VAL VERDE, WALKER, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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73 Texas Burn Bans - 9/17/2018 6:26:44 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:31
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEXAR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FAYETTE, FOARD, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KENDALL, LA SALLE, LIBERTY, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILLS, OLDHAM, PECOS, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROCKWALL, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, VAL VERDE, WALKER, WARD, WHEELER, WILLACY, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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