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  1. Big - Green' Groups Join Texas Anti-Frackers to Spread Bans Across StateRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago |

    ... fracking ban. So did Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner. Attorneys for Patterson filed a lawsuit in Travis County courts almost immediately after the election. They are seeking a permanent injunction against the "arbitrary, capricious and ...


  2. Travis County reports first flu death of seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... for strep, she tested negative for meningitis, she tested positive for the flu," Barcomb said. However, Travis County health officials say they have not received confirmation the flu was the cause of death. Doctors have seven days to certify and ...


  3. These crimes rocked Texas in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chron

    ... Lone Star State Dec. 15: Ex-UT players face rape charges Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, right, leave the Travis County Criminal Justice Center after being booked on July 24, 2014 in Austin. The two former University of Texas football players ...


  4. State inspector general resigns amid contract controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chron

    ... three staffers would be put on paid leave amid a joint investigation by the State Auditor's Office and the Travis County District Attorney's Office. The developments added to a scandal that has already caused two contracts to be canceled and claimed ...


  5. Texas Supreme Court justices listen to the State of the Judiciary speech on February 23, 2011.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    ... the youth of this state," according to court documents. He appealed that decision in a lawsuit filed in Travis County District Court. A trial judge ruled in Montalvo's favor and issued an order to ensure Montalvo would keep his teaching certificate ...


  6. Murder charge dropped in 2012 killing of homeless womanRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman

    ... Howard was cleared of the murder offense pending further investigation, according to records filed Dec. 12 in Travis County court. Police have said he has not been tied to any other deaths. At the time of Godoy was killed, a string of crimes in ...


  7. Texas CPS web video inspires as vacancy numbers dropRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... a team of so-called Master Investigators who were parachuted in this fall to close out delinquent cases in Travis County is slated to go from 13 to 9 investigators. 'So far, they've closed 633 cases in Travis County. But as of Monday Dec 15th, there ...


  8. Stick speeds up resignation date, leaves officeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Chron

    ... about why Stick was allowed to stay given the nature of his departure. By Thursday, investigations by the Travis County District Attorney's Office and the Texas State Auditor's Office were expected into the $110 million no-bid contract between the ...


  9. Perry Pardons Tim ColeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2010 | Texas Tribune

    ... of peace to his family." DNA evidence exposed in 2008 revealed that Cole did not commit the rape. In 2009, a Travis County trial judge cleared Cole. But Perry did not pardon Cole last year because he said he was not certain he had constitutional ...


  10. Bevo Beat thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Austin American-Statesman

    Neither side prevailed in twin hearings playing out in a Travis County courtroom and in Payne County, Okla., on Thursday regarding the six-figure payment OSU is seeking from its former offensive line coach who now works at Texas. In Oklahoma, attorneys representing Wickline tried to get a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma State dismissed but the motion was denied.


  11. More Read the original story

    Thursday | KXXV-TV Waco

    State public corruption prosecutors say they expect to open an investigation into $110 million in no-bid contracts awarded to an Austin tech company. Gregg Cox, head of the state's Public Integrity Unit, said Thursday that prosecutors in Travis County have been monitoring the fallout of a now-canceled state contract with 21CT.


  12. City begins public campaign for hands-free ordinanceRead the original story

    Thursday | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... reported that in 2013 there were nearly 5,000 accidents due to distracted driving - 10 of those were deadly in Travis County. This ordinance aims to take away one aspect of distracted driving. Anyone caught breaking the rules of this ordinance will ...


  13. Landlords Sue to Block Section 8 RentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Austin Chronicle

    ... tenants barely had 24 hours to celebrate the following day, the Austin Apartment Association filed suit in Travis County District Court seeking an injunction to block the ordinance, set to go into effect on Jan. 12. The lawsuit claims that the new ...


  14. We Need to TalkFood for Black Thought is changing Austin's culinary conversationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Austin Chronicle

    ... in those communities whereas it's demonized when you put it in a black context," Thomas says. Because Travis County's black community is statistically vulnerable to serious health issues cancer, heart disease, and diabetes many groups are jumping in ...


  15. Council candidate concedes after narrow defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... but other than District 8, the unofficial election results from last night are telling of a winner. The Travis County Clerk's Office says they still have to wait for military and overseas ballots to come in the mail; the deadline for those is ...


  16. An Election For History BooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Austin Bulldog

    ... who want to shake up a system badly in need of transparency, accountability, and fiscal sanity." Jan Soifer, Travis County Democratic Party chair, told The Austin Bulldog last Friday that her party had not asked people to block walk or work phone ...


  17. Price tag doubles for UT admissions probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Chron

    ... have rebuffed numerous request by the monitors to be directly invoved in the system probe. In September, the Travis County District Attorney's Office signaled it would soon empanel a grand jury to look into the student information release and ...


  18. Gov. Perry backs his chief of staff on UT regent matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Austin American-Statesman

    ... works." Hall, who was censured and admonished in August by a House panel, is under criminal investigation by Travis County prosecutors for his actions as a regent. Perry is in the midst of his own brush with the law, having been indicted in ...


  19. Congressman/"" Owner Sued For Sexual HarassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Burnt Orange Report

    ... Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and ...


  20. Get to Know Your Geographically-Elected Austin City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KUT-FM Austin

    ... the Citizens Advisory Task Force for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, the collaborative council of the Travis County Model Court for Children and Families, is vice-chair of the Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Planning Team, and part of the ...