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May 2024

May 7, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Plea in Environmental Pollution Case

May 16, 2024 - Travis County DA José Garza Releases Statement on the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles’ Clemency Recommendation for Daniel Perry

May 16, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Conviction for Man Charged with Assault Family Violence with a Prior Conviction

May 16, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Convictions for Man Charged with Double Murder

May 23, 2024 - Phone Scam Calls Continue to be Reported to the Travis County DA’s Office

May 23, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Conviction for Man Charged with Murder

May 29, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Announces Indictments Against Mitchell Wasek

April, 2024

April 2, 2024 - Phone Scam Calls Reported to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office

April,  4, 2024 - Defendant At Large with Active Warrant After the Travis County DA’s Office Secured His Aggravated Sexual Assault Conviction

April 18, 2024 - Travis County District Attorney José Garza Announces Leadership Changes

April 18, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

April 18, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Conviction for Man Charged with Indecency with a Child by Contact

April 18, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Convictions for Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Robbery & Indecency with a Child by Exposure

April 23, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Announces Indictment Against Bert Baker

March, 2024

March 4, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Convictions in Two Family Violence Homicide Jury Trials

March 18, 2024 - Travis County Expunction Expo Application Portal Opens for Residents to Apply to Clear Old Criminal Records

February, 2024

February 2, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Conviction for Man Charged with Murder and Assault on a Public Servant

February 2, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

February 2, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Conviction for Man Charged with Murder

February 8, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Updates U.S. Department of Justice on Request for Pattern-or-Practice Investigation

February 13, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

February 13, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Capital Murder

January 2024

January 12, 2024 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Carruth, De La Rue, and Olejar in Use of Force Case

January 17, 2024 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Indecency with a Child by Contact, and Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child

January 17, 2024 - Travis County District Attorney José Garza Appoints New Director of Special Victims Division

January 20, 2024 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Honors Sexual Assault Survivors During Community Event Organized to Create the Remembrance Space Art Project

January 20, 2024 - Travis County District Attorney José Garza Releases Statement on Art Acevedo’s New Role as Austin’s Assistant City Manager

January 23, 2024 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Deputy Reilly in Use of Force Case

December 2023

December 4, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney and City of Austin Request Review of the Austin Police Department’s Response to 2020 Protests; 17 indictments Dismissed

December 6, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Statement on the Tragic Shooting Spree

December 6, 2023 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Trooper Ostrander and Officer Bradburn in Use of Force Case

December 7, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Convictions for Acts of Violence

December 8, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

December 14, 2023 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Kerlin, Zavala, and Bradley in Use of Force Case

December 20, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Announces Indictment Against Austin Police Department Officer Sanchez

November 2023

November 11, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office’s Statement on the Tragic Incident Involving Our APD Officers

November 15, 2023 - Travis County Judge Declares Hung Jury in Taylor Murder Trial

November 16, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Woman Charged with Murder

October 2023

September 2023

September 29, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Provides Summary of Cases Tried the Week of September 18, 2023, to September 22, 2023

September 8, 2023 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Austin Police Officer Jaramillo in Use of Force Case

September 7, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict For Man Charged with Murder

August 2023

August 23 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Convictions for Fatal Acts of Violence

August 11 - Travis County District Attorney Supports City Initiatives to Improve Public Safety

August 11 - Travis County Grand Jury Returns Three True Bills of Indictments Against Raul Meza

August 7 - Travis County Judge Signs Order to Dismiss Rosa Jimenez’s Murder and Injury to a Child Indictment

July 2023

July 25 - Travis County DA's Office Secures Guilty Verdict For Man Charged with Terroristic Threat Against Peace Officer

July 7 - TCDAO Staff Receives ATF NIBIN Award for their Collaboration in a Multi-Agency Violent Crimes Investigation

June 2023

June 28, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Plea in Theft Case Against Former Elgin Mayor

June 27, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction for Acts of Violence

June 27, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict For Man Charged with Murder

June 13, 2023 - Travis County DA's Office Secures Guilty Verdict in Obstruction or Retaliation Jury Trial

June 2, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Announces Three Indictments Against The Aliera Companies, Inc. and Sharity Ministries, Inc. Executives

May 2023

May 26, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Releases Statement on Christopher Taylor Case Mistrial

May 23, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Encourages 71 Family Violence Victims to Come Forward, Announces Family Violence Cases Conviction Rates Dramatically Increased, & Updates Victim Policies

May 23, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney Victim Policies

May 5, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Responds to False Allegation Made By Indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton

May 3, 2023 - Travis County Judge Rejects Motion for New Trial in Daniel Perry Case

April 2023

April 19, 2023 -  Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Lehman, Cummins, and Barba in Use of Force Case 

April 13, 2023 -  Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Carnley and Tatum in Use of Force Case

April 13, 2023 -  Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict For Man Charged with Murder 

April 11, 2023 -  Travis County DA José Garza Requests an Appointment to Present Evidence to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Before They Make Their Final Recommendation 

April 9, 2023 - Travis County District Attorney’s Statement Regarding Governor Abbott's Call to Pardon Daniel Perry

April 7, 2023 -  Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict For Man Charged with Murder

April 5, 2023 -  Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Baroody, Buck, Camps, Molina, and Klinger in Use of Force Case

April 4, 2023 -  Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Taylor and Wesley in Use of Force Case

April 3, 2023 -  Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction for Act of Violence

March 2023

March 31, 2023El Portal de Solicitud Para la Feria de Cancelación de Antecedentes Penales Permanece Abierto

March 31, 2023Travis County Expunction Expo Application Portal Remains Open to Help Residents Clear Old Criminal Records

March 30, 2023Travis County DA’s Office Dismisses the Case Against Billy Faircloth

March 21, 2023 -  Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction for Act of Violence

March 21, 2023 -  Travis County DA’s Office Announces Indictment Against Austin Police Department Officer Gaitan

March 16, 2023 -  Travis County District Attorney’s Office Provides Updates on Cases

March 7, 2023 -  Travis County DA's Office Secures Guilty Verdict in DWI Jury Trial

March 6, 2023Funcionarios del Condado de Travis Organizaran otra Feria de Cancelación de Antecedentes Penales

March 6, 2023Travis County Officials to Hold a Fourth Expunction Expo to Help Residents Clear Their Criminal Records

February 2023

February 21, 2023 -Travis County Judge Declares Hung Jury in Schernik Murder Trial

February 15, 2023 -Travis County DA’s Office Dismisses the Case Against Chris Beard

February 9, 2023 -Travis County DA’s Office Announces Charges Against Officer Alejandro Gaitan

February 2, 2023 -Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction in Fieramusca Case

January 2023

January 23, 2023 - Press Release: Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza Release 2022 Year-in-Review Letter

January 23, 2023El Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Travis, José Garza, Publica la Carta de Revisión de Año 2022

January 23, 2023Travis County District Attorney José Garza Releases 2022 Year-In-Review Letter

January 20, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Convictions for Fatal Acts of Violence

January 17, 2023 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdicts for Acts of Violence

December 2022

December 27, 2022 - Travis County Grand Jury Returns No Bill Against Officers Gutierrez and Serrato

December 19, 2022 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

November 2022

November 17, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Seeks Proposals from Artists to Design a Remembrance Space Art Piece Honoring Sexual Assault Survivors

November 16, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Responds to Misinformation and Propaganda Shared During Morning Radio Talk Show

October 2022

October 20, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Convictions for Three Men Involved in Acts of Violence

October 18, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

October 14, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Files Criminal Charges Against Volunteer Poll Watcher During the 2020 General Election Count

October 7, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Successfully Seeks to Detain Defendant After Threatening to Harm School

September 2022

September 29, 2022 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Statement on the Release of Billy Faircloth (pdf)

September 29, 2022 - Judge to Consider the Release of Billy Faircloth Based on Faulty DNA Evidence (pdf)

September 27, 2022 - Travis County DA’s Office Provides Summary of Cases Prosecuted during the week of September 19, 2022, to September 23, 2022 (pdf)

September 13, 2022 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict Against Man Charged with Capital Murder of Multiple People

September 2, 2022 - Travis County DA’s Office Announces Indictment Against Former Austin Police Department Officer

August 2022

August 30, 2022 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

August 16, 2022 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction for Fatal Act of Violence

August 9, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Two Convictions for Acts of Violence

July 2022

July 29, 2022 - Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault

July 18, 2022 Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Conviction for Act of Violence

July 12, 2022 Travis County Officials to Hold a Second Expunction Expo in 2022 to Help Residents Clear Their Criminal Records

July 6, 2022 Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Two Convictions for Acts of Violence

June 2022

June 29, 2022 Travis County Grand Jury Returns True Bill of Indictment for Three Counts of Cruelty to a Non-Livestock Animal

June 24, 2022 Travis County DA José Garza Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 23, 2022 Travis County DA José Garza Releases Statement Concerning the Supreme Court Striking Down New York’s gun-carrying Restrictions

June 23, 2022 Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officers Gilbertson and Neils in Use of Force Case

June 15, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Continuous to Hold People Accountable Who Commit Acts of Violence

June 14, 2022 - Travis County Grand Jury Clears Officer Clark in Use of Force Case

June 8, 2022 - Gun Violence Summit Community Meeting

June 1, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child by Contact

May 2022

May 10, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child by Contact

May 9, 2022Travis County DA Announces Indictment Against Former Elgin Mayor for Theft of Property

May 2, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Murder

April 2022

April 20, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

March 2022

March 30, 2022 - Travis County DA’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon

March 23, 2022Travis County DA’s Office Announces the First Jury Trial With a Jury Verdict in Over Two Years

March 9, 2022Travis County District Attorney’s Office Restarts In-Person Criminal Jury Trials

March 8, 2022Travis County District Attorney Announces Sexual Assault Community Advisory Board

January 2022

January 18, 2022 - Travis County Grand Jury Returned a True Bill of Indictment Against Todd Smith

January 13, 2022 - Travis County Judge Rules “Operation Lone Star” Violates the U.S. Constitution

January 10, 2022 - District Attorney Updates Community in Year End Letter

January 7, 2022 - Expunction Expo Postponed Due to Increasing Covid-19 Cases in Our Community

December 2021

December 10, 2021 - Travis County Officials and Indeed Announce Partnership to Provide Job Search Services at 2022 Expunction Expo

December 7, 2021 - County GJ Clears Officers in Sarmiento Case

November 2021

November 19, 2021 - Scam Calls Reported to the DA’s Office

November 19, 2021 - DA Overdose Prevention Strategy

November 19, 2021 - DA Releases Overdose Prevention Strategy

November 18, 2021 - DA Partners with Dept. of Labor to Confront Wage Theft

November 16, 2021 - DA Releases Gun Violence Prevention Plan

November 10, 2021 - Travis County to Hold "Expunction Expo" over MLK Weekend

November 2, 2021 - DA Promotes Veteran Prosecutor as Director of Office's Child Abuse Unit

October 2021

October 28, 2021 - DA Announces Victim Services Division, Appoints Neva Fernandez as Director 

October 22, 2021 - Office Announces Partnership to Prevent Intimate Partner Homicides

August 2021

August 11, 2021 - Grand Jury Clears Officer Antillon and Nurse Cardinal in In Custody Death

August 3, 2021 - Letter to City Manager

August 3, 2021 - Grand Jury Clears Officers Nelson, Wright, Woods, and O'Neil in Use of Force Case

July 2021

July 26, 2021 - Grand Jury Clears Officers Butler and Bertelson in Use of Force Case

July 6, 2021 - Grand Jury Clears Sergeant Campana in Use of Force Case

July 1, 2021 - Grand Jury Clears Officer Harmatuk in Use of Force Case

April 2021

April 16, 2021 - District Attorney Announces Grand Jury to Consider Foster Case

April 13, 2021 - District Attorney Updates Community in 100 Day Letter Detailing Progress

April 7, 2021 - District Attorney Announces Significant Sentence in Shaughnessy Case

March 2021

March 24, 2021 - District Attorney Expands Capacity to Investigate Claims of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction with New Hires

March 19, 2021 - Hate Crimes Task Force Statement in Support of AAPI Community

March 11, 2021 - District Attorney Announces Indictment in Ramos Case

February 2021

February 26, 2021 - District Attorney Releases Victim Policy

January 2021

January 29, 2021

January 27, 2021 - District Attorney Office Releases Statement on Rosa Jimenez Case

January 22, 2021

January 11, 2021 - District Attorney Announces Indictment Against Law Enforcement Officer

 

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.