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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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TCSO sergeant to run for sheriff
Don Rios, a sergeant with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, has officially announced his candidacy for Travis County Sheriff. Rios is a 23-year veteran of the Travis County Sheriff’s office, having worked in the county jail, as a training and evaluation officer, in the warrants unit, as a SWAT team member, on the child protection team and currently the special operations west command. Rios said, “I look forward to bringing my 23-year law enforcement experience to the Sheriff’s Office.” Current Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has held the office since 2004 and was last re-elected in November 2012. Hamilton has not said whether he plans to run again in 2016.
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