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Travis County Bail Bond Board Meeting Minutes - May 5, 2021

Present:

  • Ms. Dolores Ortega-Carter, Chair
  • Judge Nicholas Chu, Vice Chair
  • Judge Ronald Meyerson, 2nd Vice-Chair
  • Judge Andy Brown, County Judge
  • Mr. Billy Engle, Bail Bond Representative
  • Mr. Benjamin Blackburn, ACDLA
  • Mr. Paul Sintef, District Clerk’s Office
  • Judge Carlos Barrera, County Court at Law #8
  • Judge Selena Alvarenga, 460th District Court

Also Present:

  • Ms. Annalynn Cox, County Attorney’s Office
  • Ms. Vickie P. Riojas, Bail Bond Board Secretary
  • Ms. Chere Bennett, Pretrial Services

Ms. Ortega-Carter called the meeting to order.

A. Receive update on emergency changes to the Open Meetings Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic and take appropriate action.

 No action was taken.   

B. Consider minutes of the March 3, 2021 meeting and take appropriate action.

Judge Chu moved, Judge Alvarenga seconded, and the Board voted to approve the April 7, 2021 minutes.

C. Receive legislative updates from the County Attorney’s Office and take appropriate action.

Ms. Cox discussed new legislation pending before the Texas Legislature that is of interest to the Bail Bond Board and its’ members.

D. Public Comment

 None.

Judge Chu moved, Judge Meyerson seconded, and the Board voted to adjourn.

 

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Contact

Vickie P. Riojas,
Bail Bond Board Secretary

Phone: (512) 854-3105
Fax: (512) 854-9018

Email

Street Address

Executive Office Building
411 W. 13th Street
6th Floor Room 601
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Mailing Address

Travis County Bail Bond Board
C/O Vickie P. Riojas at Pretrial Services
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

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