Emergency Services News

Current Burn Ban Status

February 17, 2017: Burn Ban is not in effect

Press Releases

Travis County

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

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

Transportation and Natural Resources

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.

Health and Human Services