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Pflugerville area voters making decisions about EMS service

Travis County commissioners Jeff Travillion and Brigid Shea are urging voters they represent in Pflugerville and its extraterritorial jurisdiction to vote in favor of two propositions on today’s ballot that would expand the geographic boundaries of Travis County Emergency Services…

Commissioners Court endorses ESD-17 for May ballot

The Commissioners Court held a public hearing Tuesday on a contentious ballot initiative to create a new emergency services district overlay. After hearing from proponents and opponents alike, ultimately the commissioners unanimously endorsed the referendum, which will appear on ballots…

Texas first responders need equipment to tackle Covid-19

Two-thirds of emergency service district first responders reported they have been unable to procure a sufficient amount of the necessary personal protective equipment since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by the Texas State Association of…

Council seeks to reverse decision on Hays County emergency service district

It wasn’t just Austinites who were inconvenienced by the absence of Mayor Steve Adler and two City Council members during last week’s Council meeting. Several dozen families who live in a 5-acre area of Hays County that is located within…

City considers providing fire service to Travis County ESD4

After years of city annexations, Travis County Emergency Services District 4 (ESD4) should no longer have its own fire department, ESD4 Fire Chief David Bailey told the City Council Public Safety Committee on Monday. When it was founded as Travis County…

Hays to ask voters to OK new funds for ESD2 growth

Is it time for northeastern Hays County residents to start paying the full price for emergency medical services? Buda Fire Chief Clay Huckaby hopes voters will think so come May 9 when they have a chance to make a difference…

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