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Patricia J. Ruland

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TP&W Responds to Racism Allegations

Department director was 'deeply disturbed by the explosive ... allegations'

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2012

Parks, Wildlife, and Racism

Wardens recount longstanding, institutional discrimination against African-Americans at TP&W

News Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Judge and OAS Find T. Don Hutto Lacking

Judicial oversight of the T. Don Hutto immigration detention center ends soon – then what?

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Suicide by Cop

Man shot while trying to commit suicide loses lawsuit

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?

By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2009

How They're Doing It

On the road to no-kill

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2009

Austin's Animal Partnership Model: Get Engaged

Spotlighting a handful of the nearly 100 local organizations working together to save Austin's animals

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2009

City Rejects FixAustin Charges

City allays concerns about decreased animal shelter capacity and an animal crematory

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2009

T. Don Hutto: Lipstick on a Doberman

WilCo commissioners voted to renew the T. Don Hutto contract, apparently because it's good for children

News Feature, Jan. 9, 2009

Whitmire: Substance Abuse Program Is Doing Fine

Women's allegations against a state-run drug program for felony offenders gets short shrift by a Senate committee

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2008


Close calls suggest WilCo is turning, well, purple anyway

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2008

WilCo Election Admin Denies News 8 Report

However, he does not deny that bond issues were missing from ballots

News Daily, Nov. 4, 2008 6:30 PM

Winograd Fixes Austin: NKE Knows Best

Nathan Winograd makes his case for 'taking back' the animal center

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

TPJ Campaign Complaint Leads Back to WilCo

Texans for Public Justice says Chief Justice Kenneth Law has engaged in illegal fundraising practices – but that's not all

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Officials' Silence Speaks Loudly at Hutto Forum

A forum on the T. Don Hutto immigrant-detention center will go on despite no participation from Hutto supporters

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

In WilCo, Making a Pass Is OK ... Unless You're Gay

Alleged dirty talk in a parking lot could land a WilCo man in prison

News Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

Does Austin Need Fixing? Ask Reno.

Animal shelter reform has meant less euthanasia in Reno – why not in Austin?

News Feature, Aug. 8, 2008

Phone Use Cut at Hutto

News Feature, Aug. 1, 2008

Will 'Safe-P' and TDCJ Be Held Accountable?

Legislative committee will hear testimony on a controversial substance abuse treatment program

News Feature, Jul. 18, 2008

WilCo Follies

Was it OK for a deputy to shoot a suicidal man holding a gun to his own head? The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will soon weigh in.

News Feature, Jun. 27, 2008

Cops Walk in Round Rock Shooting

Police acted 'reasonably' when they shot a naked man six times, says grand jury

News Feature, Jun. 20, 2008

The Cat Did It: WilCo off the Hook in Shelter probe

Animals blamed in abuse case (and for squealing to the pigs)

News Feature, Jun. 13, 2008

Black Dog Blues: WilCo Shelter Flap Goes National

Before sending it out, perhaps the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter brass should have read aloud its press release advertising “Black is Beautiful” week

News Daily, Jun. 12, 2008 5:34 PM

Rehabilitation or Torture?

Texas prison inmates say their 'therapy' has taken a dark turn

News Feature, May. 23, 2008

ACC Campus on Round Rock Ballot

Round Rock voters will decide what could be ACC's largest campus

News Feature, May. 9, 2008

WilCo Sends Another One Packing

There's just no pleasing the Williamson Co. brass

News Feature, Apr. 25, 2008

Pet Sterilization Dogs City and Retailer

Hey, kitten, wanna get spayed?

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2008

WilCo, WMI Wrangle Over Waste Deal

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2008

Laws Draws Criticism for Racial Slur

Mustang Ridge mayor pro tem and water company GM refers to possible immigrant detention center as "holding pen for ________"

News Feature, Mar. 28, 2008

Sheriff's Office Draws Heat for Helping ICE

County's willingness to oblige feds prompts backlash

News Feature, Mar. 21, 2008

Southern Poverty Law Center Releases New Hate Groups Report

Latest edition of “The Year in Hate,” an annual tracking by the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center, counts a record 888 U.S. hate groups of all kinds in 2007.

News Daily, Mar. 20, 2008 3:21 PM

WilCo Officials Close Ranks in Constable Race

Maverick WilCo Republican constable under fire from county officials

News Feature, Feb. 29, 2008

Travis Co. Jail Immigration Fracas Hits Commissioners Court

County officials claim they never dreamed jail arrangement with feds would cause such a fuss

News Feature, Feb. 15, 2008

The Naked Court Report: From the Gilded Halls of Williamson County

Disorder in the courthouse

News Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

County Demographics: Reaching Out to Seniors

Travis County getting better educated, worse paid.

News Daily, Feb. 7, 2008 2:47 PM

Border Patrol Corruption Concerns

AFL-CIO group warns the border patrol is cutting corners to boost numbers.

News Daily, Jan. 25, 2008 1:22 PM

Asked Again

Commissioners Court again considers a public defender's office

News Feature, Jan. 18, 2008

Commissioners Review Downtown Vision

County formally kicks off multimillion-dollar, multistructure, multiyear capital-improvement project

News Feature, Jan. 18, 2008

Appeals Court Rules Against WilCo Constable: The fight continues

Constable Gary Griffin's attorney: 'This case is not over.'

News Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Texas Fair Defense Project Prevails Over WilCo in Court

Texas Supreme Court's Unauthorized Practice of Law Com­mit­tee rejects 'secret' complaint filed by William­son County Attorney's Office against Texas Fair Defense Project

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

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