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  1. The Texas Tribune: Ex-Perry lawyer picked to hear appeal in Perry caseRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | El Paso Times

    ... who is now on the Court of Criminal Appeals, continues to oversee the Perry case. He was appointed after Travis County judges recused themselves from hearing the case. He appointed Mike McCrum as special prosecutor. McCrum used to supervise ...

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  2. More Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... corruption prosecutors in Austin, Republicans have wanted cases of political malfeasance handled outside Travis County, which is run by Democrats. The GOP appears on the verge of finally succeeding after the House approved turning over state-level ...

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  3. Groups pleased by lack of progressRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... the session," Cook said. "We still will need a majority." Republican lawmakers took notice in February when a Travis County clerk in Austin issued a lesbian couple the first gay marriage license since a 2005 same-sex marriage ban. They responded a ...

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  4. Former Perry Lawyer Picked to Hear Appeal in Perry IndictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    ... who is now on the Court of Criminal Appeals, continues to oversee the Perry case. He was appointed after Travis County judges recused themselves from hearing the case. He appointed Mike McCrum as special prosecutor. McCrum used to supervise ...

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  5. Abbott summoned for jury duty, not first governor to be called uponRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott will appear in court for jury duty in Travis County. Press Secretary Amelia ChassA said Abbott "looks forward to fulfilling his civic duty."

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  6. Video: Crowdfunding Powers Energy Bill Assistance EffortRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Texas Tribune

    You've heard of crowdsourcing funding for nonprofits. Now one person is testing his online platform in Texas to crowdsource money to help people pay their energy bills in a new Travis County community.

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  7. Texan convicted in death of estranged wife, body never foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Click2Houston

    A Central Texas man has been convicted of murder in the death of his estranged wife who's been missing since 2010. A Travis County jury sentenced George De La Cruz to life in prison Thursday in the death of 21-year-old Julie Ann Gonzalez, whose body has never been found.

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  8. Apartment fire burns Mojoa s Icehouse in Lago VistaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... Lohman Ford Road, near FM 1431. Shortly before midnight, employees smelled smoke and alerted firefighters with Travis County ESD 1. The first battalion chief to arrive reported flames shooting 15 to 30 feet in the air. Fire crews from Leander and ...

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  9. Prosecutors respond to latest Team Perry filingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Off the Kuff

    ... that this happened on the same day as the House passing the bill to move the Public Integrity Unit out of the Travis County DA's office. The Perry indictments have been repeatedly cited as the fulcrum for getting that long-sought legislation ...

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  10. Dell Medical School dean discusses faculty recruitment, health care accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Texan

    ... a key one because they are a primary in-patient partner. The other major partner for us is Central Health, the Travis County health care district. They make sure that poor people get health care and they do that through contracting with different ...

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  11. Lone Star Rising, AlmostRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Fort Bend Star

    ... by George Flournoy, a leading secessionist. The procession was brought up at the end by a group of ladies from Travis County who had with them a beautiful new hand-made flag which was hoisted to a place of honor over the platform. It was not the ...

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  12. Convicted triple killer from Austin loses federal appealRead the original story

    Thursday | KRGV

    ... Fulwiler, 38-year-old Cinda Barz, and Barz' 9-year-old daughter, Staci Mitchell. The women, who worked for the Travis County juvenile probation department, were beaten. The girl was strangled. All three shared an Austin home. In a 2-1 ruling late ...

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  13. Sale Price Used Engines Now Shipped to Austin, TX by National Motor Company OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PRWeb

    ... company is now shipping its sale price used engines to Austin, TX. This new change will give purchasers in Travis County more resources for purchases at . The slated sale prices that are ...

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  14. Texas Republicans passed a bill to immunize themselves against ethics investigationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Kos

    House Bill 1690 by Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, would shift investigative power over cases involving public corruption to the Texas Rangers, accomplishing a long-time goal of Republicans in the Legislature to dilute the power of Travis County's Public Integrity Unit. It would also allow any ethics charges filed against statewide politicians and lawmakers to be returned to their home counties for prosecution.

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  15. Inside Clippers guard J.J. Redick's mansion in Austin, TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MySanAntonio.com

    Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick is selling his Austin mansion for $6.9 million, almost twice the value it was appraised at in 2014, according to Travis County Appraisal District records. Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick is selling his Austin mansion for $6.9 million, almost twice the value it was appraised at in 2014, according to Travis County Appraisal District records.

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  16. Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Corruption Bill Passes Texas HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Burnt Orange Report

    ... to undue political influences. The House bill is similar to the Senate's bill to move the PIU out of Travis County, with a few additional amendments. For example, the House adopted an amendment that exempts state employees from home-county ...

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  17. George De La Cruz trial enters sentencing phaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... the jury to decide De La Cruz's fate. After six days of testimony and nearly seven hours of deliberations, a Travis County jury returned a verdict more than five years in the making. George De La Cruz was found guilty Wednesday evening for the ...

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  18. Court Rejects Texas Death Row Inmate's AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KWTX

    A divided 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has again refused an appeal from condemned triple killer Louis Castro Perez, who argued that his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal. Perez is on Texas death row for the 1998 slayings of Michelle Fulwiler, 31, Cinda Barz, 38, and Barz' daughter, Staci Mitchell, 9. The women, who worked for the Travis County juvenile probation department, were beaten to death with a skillet and the girl was strangled with a pair of pantyhose in the home they shared in Austin.

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  19. a Share the Roada campaign gears up motorcycle awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross. Members with Austin Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin-Travis County EMS and the Texas Patriot Guard Riders will be participating in a motorcycle procession through Downtown Austin to help ...

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  20. We Talked to a Denton County Inmate Using its Controversial and Bad Video Visitation SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Dallas Observer

    ... intimate and increases the odds of recidivism by cutting off inmates from family and friends, and research in Travis County has shown that inmate violence went up after in-person visits were phased out. To test it out, I arranged a visit with an ...

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