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Travis County

January 16, 2018
Travis County Offices Will Open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17
Due to winter weather conditions, all Travis County offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

January 15, 2018
Travis County Offices Closed Tuesday, January 16
Due to winter weather conditions, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has announced all Travis County offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

January 15, 2018
Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center activates in response to anticipated severe weather
The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will activate at 10 p.m. this evening in response to anticipated severe weather and hazardous road conditions.

October 16, 2017
Travis County Commissioners Court Approves $34 Million Purchase of STAR Flight Helicopters
Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved the $34 million purchase of three STAR Flight helicopters to replace its aging fleet.

October 13, 2017
Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, 2017

June 20, 2017
Travis County Commissioners Court Authorizes Revised Reimbursement Practices for STAR Flight
The Travis County Commissioners Court today authorized STAR Flight to revise the reimbursement practices for patients who are transported by STAR Flight, effective August 1, 2017.

May 4, 2017
Join Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for the: Southeastern Travis County Flood Community Forum
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt invites the southeastern Travis County community to join her for a forum to discuss flood preparedness and to hear about the County’s efforts concerning flood mitigation, preparedness, and response.

May 3, 2017
Travis County Seeks Recommendations from County Residents About 2017 Bond Election
The Travis County Commissioners Court appointed a Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) on February 28, 2017, to research Travis County’s current and future infrastructure needs and determine whether a November 2017 bond election is warranted.

February 6, 2017
Planning for Justice: Commissioners Court Presentation and Open House
This week, Travis County will provide an overview of the courts system, how it works, and how the County plans to meet its growing needs.

Emergency Management

April 21, 2017
Helping to Mitigate Disaster: Travis and Hays County Collaborate on Flood Planning Efforts
This week the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Hays County that will deliver flood risk mitigation strategies and solutions, while collaborating on effective and efficient projects that help protect residents.

STAR Flight

June 6, 2017
STAR Flight Names New Director of Aviation Operations
Travis County STAR Flight has selected Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Charles R. Spangler, Jr. (Chuck) as the new Director of Aviation Operations, effective June 1.

Fire Marshal

December 18, 2017
Holiday Fireworks Sales Season Begins
Holiday Fireworks Sales Season Begins (Spanish)
Holiday fireworks sales season will begin on Wednesday, December 20 through midnight on January 1.

February 17, 2017
Burn Ban Not in Effect
The Travis County Commissioners Court has issued a burn ban effective immediately in accordance with 352.081 of the Local Government Code, which allows the Travis County Commissioners Court to prohibit outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.

June 30, 2017
Celebrate Independence Day Safely
Independence Day fireworks sales season began June 24 and ends at midnight July 4. But instead of taking the risk of using fireworks, the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office recommends attending a professional fireworks show.

February 7, 2017
Travis County issues Burn Ban
The Travis County Commissioners Court issued an Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning (Burn Ban) in the unincorporated areas of the County. This is the first Travis County Burn Ban in 2017.

Medical Examiner

October 11, 2017
Travis County Hosts Dedication and Open House for New Medical Examiner’s Office
Travis County officials and special guests today hosted a Dedication Ceremony and Open House for the County’s new Medical Examiner’s Facility.

Transportation and Natural Resources

February 9, 2018
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Monday, February 12, 2018.

January 29, 2018
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

January 5, 2018
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Monday, January 8, 2018.

January 3, 2018
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

November 29, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

November 20, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch Delayed
Travis County Parks has delayed the prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch until Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

November 17, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Monday, November 20, 2017.

November 14, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

September 29, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Monday, October 2, 2017.

August 2nd, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Southeast Metropolitan Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Southeast Metropolitan Park on Thursday, August 3 or Friday, August 4, 2017.

July 18, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

June 9, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Pace Bend Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on Monday, June 12, 2017.

June 8, 2017
Prescribed Burn at Reimers Ranch Park
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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