Latest Travis County Stories

2013-11-29 23:21:31

Travis County Republican Party Office To Remain Open Each Day Until Early December Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Though the weather is colder and the holiday season is on the mind of most people, politics is in the air again as the candidate filing deadline of December 9th approaches. Anyone who wishes to be on the 2014 primary ballot must file by 6:00 P.M. on this day. This includes not only all local elected offices at the county level, but also applications for all precinct...

2012-09-20 23:04:02

Vik Vad Campaign Recaps Months of Buildup to General Election Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 With less than 50 days until Election Day, the momentum has been building in the local matchup to gain the seat of longtime Travis County Tax Assessor / Collector Nelda Wells Spears, who retired, leaving a vacancy that will be decided by the voters. Vik Vad, one of the candidates, has been reaching out to the community since late 2011, in his bid for the open position. "I wanted to start...

2011-05-23 10:52:00

FRISCO, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce today the availability of the EmFinder's EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Travis County is the first Texas agency to adopt the EmSeeQ system to upgrade its search and rescue technology for locating wandering and lost...

2011-05-19 09:34:00

United Way Grant Allows Case Management and Parent Education Expansion for CRADLES Program AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CRADLES, a program of Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, has just been awarded a $60,000 one-year early childhood education Community Investment Grant on behalf of United Way Capital Area. The funding, which will commence July 1, 2011 will cover the expansion of services CRADLES provides...

2010-11-16 00:00:45

Austin Recovery, the largest drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, provides a new home for the CRADLES program after former parent organization, Family Connections, disintegrated in scandal. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Soon after the shocking disintegration of the Family Connections agency, Austin Recovery, the largest drug and alcohol treatment center in Central Texas, opened its doors to the CRADLES Program and its clients. Now the Children's Bureau, a U.S. Government...

2010-03-03 12:40:53

Community support of school obesity prevention programs is critical to achieving a significant decrease in obesity among children, according to researchers at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences at UTHealth's School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus, examined obesity prevalence changes among children in Travis...

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