Travis County

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November 06, 2018 - 2:43 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As expected, high voter turnout continued on Election Day across Travis County and much of Central Texas. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said more than 96,000 voters had checked in to polling locations across the county as of 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. @TravisCoClerk 6 pm...
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October 18, 2018 - 4:24 pm
TRAVIS COUNTY (KJCE) -- Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has declared a local disaster in Travis County as a record amount of water continues to move through the Highland Lakes. Eckhardt made the declaration Thursday, alongside a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. I've issued a disaster...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:29 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- One man is dead after a crash involving a septic truck in southeast Austin Thursday morning. Officials say the crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Thaxton Road and Sassman Road, just south of where McKinney Falls Parkway becomes Thaxton Road. DPS officials say the driver was...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:36 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The man convicted of attempting to assassinate a Travis County judge will spend the rest of his life behind bars, a judge ruled Tuesday. Chimene Onyeri was found guilty earlier this year on 17 charges including attempted capital murder for the November 2015 attempt on Judge Julie...
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August 21, 2018 - 9:42 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Before construction has even begun, Austin's future MLS stadium could be in the midst of another potential legal issue - this time, over property taxes. Last week, the Austin City Council voted to authorize the negotiation and execution of an agreement with Precourt Sports Ventures...
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August 08, 2018 - 7:56 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Voters in Travis County will use a new voting system beginning in late 2019. Travis County Commissioners approved an $8.16 million contract Tuesday with Election Systems & Software, calling for the county to acquire ES&S's ExpressVote system. Officials say in total, the...
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April 11, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TRAVIS COUNTY (KJCE) -- Firefighters have spent much of Wednesday afternoon and evening fighting a grass fire in northwest Travis County. The fire, near Lago Vista, grew to nearly 100 acres. Officials said the fire was contained early Wednesday evening, but crews will likely be on scene through the...
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December 11, 2017 - 10:26 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man and a child were found dead in a southwest Travis County home Monday morning. Travis County Sheriff's officials say the bodies, both of which had gunshot wounds, were discovered at a home in the 8000 block of El Dorado Drive, near U.S. 290 West and FM 1826. Sheriff's deputies...
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November 07, 2017 - 11:14 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Travis County will make investments in a number of transportation and parks projects, after voters approved $185 million in bond proposals Tuesday night. The proposals were split into two packages - transportation and road safety projects at $93.4 million, and a parks and open...
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September 13, 2017 - 11:47 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Travis County is holding a contest for area middle and high school students to help get out the vote. The YouthCam Student PSA contest is designed to promote voter registration and turnout at the polls, especially among young voters. Students will compete for more than $6,000 in...
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