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Performer Matches: Li'l Cap'n Travis, San Saba County
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Longtime Commissioners Face Challenges From Their Left
In the hot seats
"...In the races for Travis County Commissioners Court Precincts 2 and 4, two strong..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race
Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race
"...coffee. Martinson jumped into electoral politics to run against Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore, she says, to stand..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Run PAC, Across The Track PAC, AAPOL-Afro American Police Officers League, Women Under Forty PAC..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants
"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."
"...he and his co-workers were playing too loud. When officers showed up, they didn't seem too concerned, said Ramos,..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Hernandez to ICE Reversal Critics: “This Is Not Over”
Sheriff incurs wrath after altering detainer policy
"...on by the city's Commission on Immigrant Affairs, when Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez – onstage alongside APD Chief..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies
"...years old she escaped her broken home in Llano County. A teenage runaway, she wanted nothing more than a..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders
Since Nov. 4, DPS troopers "have an obligation" to work with ICE, Border Patrol
"...had seen a sudden spike in such cases. Hidalgo County, including the city of McAllen, went from one referral..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

The Challenge to SB 4
Opponents to "sanctuary cities" bill ready for court battles
"...suit in an Austin federal court against the city, Travis County, Sheriff Sally Hernandez, Mayor Steve Adler, the city's..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Cold as ICE
For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand
"...secret about recent Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raids in Travis County – that they were an intentional retribution for..."

March 24, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Mayor Adler Addresses ICE Raids in Open Letter to Austin
Stresses Austin is "welcoming, inclusive community"
"...Trump’s immigration stance and Gov. Greg Abbott’s rejection of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s decision not to comply with..."

Feb. 14, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

ICE's Freezeout in Travis County
Gov. Abbott has threatened to cut off grant funding to the county
"...Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez released her policy regarding the..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Slamming the Golden Door
The sheriff, the governor, the president – and the new politics of fear
"...racism, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week attacked new Travis County Sher­iff Sally Hernandez for fulfilling her campaign promise..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Unanswered Questions in Jailhouse Suicide
Since 2012, 100 have suffered self-inflicted deaths in Texas jails
"...Tuesday, Aug. 18, a few minutes after 10am, the Travis County Sheriff's Office sent notice of what will likely..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Meet the Candidate: Don Rios
Longtime TCSO officer runs for sheriff
"...Hamilton announced that he won't run for re-election as Travis County sheriff, a position he's held since 2004. Thus..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Standard of Care
Are pregnant inmates receiving adequate medical treatment?
"...In August 2014, while serving a sentence in the Travis County Jail, Williams gave birth to a son, Israel,..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Headlines
"...Youth Commission facilities in 2007. The ad asserts Abbott's office had known about the claims for two years, but..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature

AIRC, S-Comm, and the Fight for Immigrants' Rights
Immigrants' rights activists call on Commissioners to defund Sheriff
"...Today at 3:20pm, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will present its FY2015 budget requests..."

Aug. 13, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

S-Comm: Hamilton Fans Backlash
Sheriff Hamilton continues to back S-Comm, even as sheriffs across the country reject it
"...June's City Council vote repudiating Travis County's participation in "Secure Communities" – designed to help..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Hamilton Digs In: Won't End 'S-Comm'
Travis County Sheriff bucks opposition
"...advocates applauded last week's action by City Council, repudiating Travis County Sheriff Greg Ham­il­ton's participation in the federal "Secure..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races
Money pours into judge race
"...the raft of candidates running for seats on the Travis County Commissioners Court. The new reports, covering the last..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

HD 50 Special Election Candidate Snapshot
"...* Attorney, former Travis Co. Asst. District Attorney..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature

Lehmberg: Jail and Aftermath
Video footage from D.A.'s booking not as sensational as expected
"...Travis County District Attorney Rose­mary Lehmberg has nearly completed the..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Two, Three ... Many Festivals = How Many Cops?
As special events grow, so does the need for police
"...include municipal court representatives, people in the city attorney's office, public safety hands, planning and development review, code compliance,..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Preparing for Takeoff
Plans under way for major redo of Airport Boulevard and Highland Mall
"...and the blocks south – connecting with a new Travis County complex planned for across the street, beside the..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

A Purse Drive for Mothers
Give your bags to Handbags of Hope
"...The project, along with The Allstate Foundation and the Travis County SheriffÍs Office, are collecting new and gently used..."

Feb. 9, 2011 Design Post by Anne Harris

Cite-and-Release in (Almost Full) Effect
Just more than 15 months after it became law, APD finally begins cite-and-release program
"...of small amounts of marijuana – but allows an officer, under specific conditions, to decline to book a person..."

Feb. 24, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Proof that Cops Always Have the Best Stash, Pt. 3
Herein find the sad tale of a pleasure trip to Houston (!) gone terribly wrong....
"...(Just a thought.) Case in point: On Sept. 5, Travis Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brett Hellerud spied a black..."

Sept. 11, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Cops Given Choice Whether to Arrest for Minor Pot Possession
Texas police officers will be given a choice to issue a ticket instead of arrest individuals for certain Class A and B misdemeanors – including possession of up to 4oz of marijuana
"...Sept. 1, when HB 2391 takes effect, Texas police officers will be given a choice to issue a ticket..."

Aug. 30, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Austin All Iced out... Again
Round up of local closures, bling
"...for another day, as have most other local government offices. They've also issued a list of highway flyovers which..."

Jan. 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...decision by supporting Sarah Eckhardt's commitment to sound government ["Sheriff's Unions Back Eckhardt for Precinct 2 Comissioner," News, Dec...."

Dec. 30, 2005 Column

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