Tag Archives: District Attorney

Monday, October 31, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

How the Travis County DA’s race could affect police use-of-force cases

One race tucked into the crowded ballots that Travis County voters are seeing this election could have a substantial effect on police use-of-force cases. From the death of Eric Garner in New York to the death of David Joseph here…

Friday, August 26, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Democratic DA pick talks cross-party maneuver

The Democratic nominee for Travis County district attorney is vigorously defending her decision to offer a Republican judge potential control of the office’s embattled Public Integrity Unit.Margaret Moore told the Austin Monitor that she is convinced that 450th District Court…

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners keep parking garage plans alive

Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the three new levels of underground parking that had been designed to accompany the planned district attorney’s office in downtown Austin.The decision to approve the proposed $3.05 million garage beneath the future Ronnie Earle Building came…

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Commissioners settle DA building drama

Travis County Commissioners Court settled the final act Tuesday in a lengthy drama surrounding a proposed new district attorney’s office building.In a 3-2 vote, the commissioners gave the green light to a moderately revised version of the Ronnie Earle Office…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners nearly boot plans for DA’s office

Travis County Commissioners came dangerously close Tuesday to scrapping plans to build a new office tower for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.The clash between two county agencies over cost almost ended the project when Commissioner Gerald Daugherty seconded a…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Prosecutors ask for extra staff to meet regulations

Told by the County Attorney David Escamilla and District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg that Travis County’s judicial system is in a crisis, County Commissioners Tuesday approved advertising for additional paralegals to help prosecutors comply with the Michael Morton Act.The Michael Morton…

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