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Tag Archives: Travis County Sheriff

New sheriff defiantly reverses course on ICE cooperation

Travis County’s brand new Sheriff Sally Hernandez has thrown down the gauntlet at the feet of President Donald Trump. Late Friday afternoon, Hernandez officially announced, effective Feb. 1, the end of her office’s cooperation with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

Austin Monitor Radio: Travis County Sheriff-elect Sally Hernandez

Incoming Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her goals for the office, including those that cover its immigration policy. Show is embedded below.

Sheriff's Office works to recruit more women

This month, voters elected the second woman in history to serve as Travis County sheriff. Now, the department is working to recruit more female deputies and corrections officers to its ranks. Tracy Westbrook never saw herself working as a police…

Is Austin a sanctuary city? Good question.

Attempts to eliminate so-called sanctuary cities has begun anew with another Texas legislative session and new national leadership that has singled out these municipalities. And while Austin is often labeled a sanctuary city, it’s not clear that the city indeed…

Commissioners Court sides with defense attorneys in courthouse screening case

The Travis County Commissioners Court has come to the aid of defense attorneys in their battle to ward off tighter security measures at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center. On Tuesday, the court voted to ask the Travis County Sheriff’s Office…

Hernandez narrowly avoids runoff to become new sheriff nominee in town

Constable Sally Hernandez did the unexpected on election night by winning a clear majority of the vote for the Democratic nomination for Travis County sheriff in a crowded field of four candidates. At her packed campaign headquarters inside a downtown…

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Likely winners emerge in local early voting

Gina Hinojosa, a member and former president of the Austin Independent School District board, took a commanding lead in the race to replace House District 49 State Rep. Elliott Naishtat as the early vote was counted tonight. Hinojosa had 55.4…

Austin Monitor Radio: TravCo Sheriff's candidates John Sisson and Todd Radford

Mike Kanin sits down with Travis County Sheriff’s candidate John Sisson; Caleb Pritchard sits down with Travis County Sheriff’s candidate Todd Redford. Show is embedded below. It is sponsored by Austin Water.

Candidates for sheriff cite experience, vision in Democratic primary

Late Tuesday, just hours after early voting had begun across Texas, close to a hundred criminal defense attorneys slowly tromped into a large banquet room in downtown Austin. Among rows of desks and musty chairs, they found conversation partners, sat…

Austin Monitor Radio: TravCo Sheriff candidate Don Rios

Travis County Sheriff candidate Don Rios sits down with Austin Monitor reporter Caleb Pritchard. Austin Monitor Radio is sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below:

Austin Monitor Radio: TravCo Sheriff's candidate Sally Hernandez

Candidate for Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about her candidacy. Show is embedded below. Austin Monitor Radio is sponsored by Austin Water.

January campaign finance filings are here

It’s January, and that means that local elections are starting to heat up. Jan. 15 campaign finance reports are in, offering insight into spring elections and crumbs for speculation about fall elections. For candidates seeking office in Travis County this…

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