Austin

May 18, 2021

Vargas-Ladinos Charged With Transportation of Illegal Aliens

Adrian Vargas-Ladinos Who Crashed Truck Carrying Undocumented Immigrants After Police Chase Charged With Transportation of Illegal Aliens (STL.News) An Austin man who crashed a truck full of undocumented immigrants following a high-speed police chase has been federally charged, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. Adrian Vargas-Ladinos, 20, was arrested on...

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March 15, 2021

Arlan Koontz Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

Austin Man, Phillip Arlan Koontz Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Distributing Child Pornography (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk announced the sentencing of PHILLIP ARLAN KOONTZ, 53, to 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography.  KOONTZ, who pleaded guilty on January 22, 2020, was sentenced...

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March 12, 2021

Arlan Koontz Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

Austin Man, Phillip Arlan Koontz Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Distributing Child Pornography (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the sentencing of PHILLIP ARLAN KOONTZ, 53, to 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography. KOONTZ, who pleaded guilty on January 22, 2020, was...

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February 20, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Convenes Emergency Meeting

Texas Governor Abbott Convenes Emergency Meeting To Address Spike In Texas Energy Bills Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today is convening an emergency meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, and the Legislature members to discuss the spike in energy bills affecting many Texans following the...

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February 4, 2021

GPB Capital Founder and Three Individuals Indicted

GPB Capital Founder and CEO Among Three Individuals Indicted in Private Equity Investment Fraud The Defendants Allegedly Misrepresented GPB’s Performance and Paid Distributions with Investor Funds (STL.News) An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging three individuals affiliated with GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”) with securities fraud,...

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January 21, 2021

Texas Lottery: Allen Resident Claims $3 Million Prize

Austin, TX (STL.News) An Allen resident claimed a top prize winning ticket worth $3 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game 500X Loteria Spectacular.  The ticket was purchased at Get and Go, located at 2001 S. Crockett St., in Sherman.  The claimant elected to remain anonymous. This was the second of...

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January 20, 2021

Texas TDEM: COVID Therapeutic Infusion Center In Lubbock

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Lubbock. The infusion center will begin accepting patients Thursday and has been provided with Regeneron’s monoclonal antibodies and Bamlanivimab to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19 who meet certain criteria...

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January 19, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach & Johnson

Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach And Johnson To Advisory Council On Emergency Medical Services Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott  has reappointed James M. “Mike” DeLoach and appointed Della Johnson to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, known as GETAC for a terms set to expire on January 1, 2026.  The council recommends changes...

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January 14, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Medical Board District 3

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Celeste Caballero, M.D. and Mindi McLain to the Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2022.  Additionally, he appointed Ogechika “Oge” Alozie, M.D., Taylor Gillig, and Gabrielle Rich, D.O. for terms set to expire on January 15,...

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January 14, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Six To Medical Board Committee

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ada Booth, M.D. and Walton “Boyd” Bush, Ed.D. to the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2022.  Additionally, he appointed Leanne Burnett, M.D., and reappointed Philip “Phil” Worley for terms set to expire on January 15,...

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January 14, 2021

Texas First State To Administer 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine—making Texas the national leader in vaccinations.  This milestone comes exactly one month to the day after the first doses arrived...

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