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Federal immigration officials Tuesday evening denied that a new policy by Sheriff Sally Hernandez led them to conduct a major enforcement operation in the Austin area. But, in a hint of their changing strategy, federal agents said more enforcement is needed in places such as Travis County where local authorities […]

By Philip Jankowski – American-Statesman Staff PEARSALL — A Central Texas welder named Jorge Lozada-Castillo sat in a small courtroom holding headphones to his ears as he listened to the Spanish translation of a judge’s decision. No, the judge decided, he wouldn’t be granted bail. Lozada-Castillo’s two convictions for driving […]

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Three suspects are now in custody after a disturbance in northwest Austin involving an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer Friday morning. The situation began as a traffic stop around 6:05 a.m. at US 183 and Woodland Village Drive. Austin police say an immigration officer pulled over a […]