Author: mason canales
Emergency Communications continues virtual training
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The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division is encouraging more emergency communications centers (ECCs) throughout the region to make use of a virtual training platform that allows emergency telecommunicators to take TCOLE certified courses while working from their EECs. “This tool is

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CAPABLE Program adds section for caregivers, expands to Hays, Williamson

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, will expand the service area of the evidence-based intervention program, CAPABLE, that partners nurses, occupational therapists, and home repair professionals with older adults to assist them with aging

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General Assembly to hear from TxDOT, elect 2023 board
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CAPCOG General Assembly and the COG’s policy and advisory committee members will hear from Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT district engineer for the Austin District Office, about regional transportation infrastructure projects during the December 14 General Assembly meeting. Starting at noon, the

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Air Quality Program manager earns Clean Air Force award
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Clean Air Force of Central Texas recognized Anton Cox, CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program manager, in early November with its Clean Air Hero award for his contributions to significantly improving air quality. The Clean Air Force also recognized Austin ISD and

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Air Quality Program to upgrade air pollution tracking
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program will enhance its monitoring of fine particulate matter (PM), a form of air pollution in which the region has some of the highest levels in the state for communities along the I-35 corridor, by purchasing more

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Air Quality Program seeks award nominations
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program and its Clean Air Coalition are seeking nominations for the Air Central Texas Awards. The awards celebrate the positive contributions of organizations and individuals make to regional air quality in Central Texas by recognizing the great work happening

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DPS appoints CAPCOG homeland director to state council
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CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, Martin Ritchey, has been appointed by the Department of Public Safety – Homeland Security to the Public Sector Advisory Council. The council advises the governor or the governor’s designee on homeland security issues relevant to the

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CAPCOG names Simon Regional Planning, Services director
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CAPCOG has promoted Charles Simon to Regional Planning and Services director in September; he brings 34 years of local planning and economic development experience and a passion for collaboration and local community involvement to the role. Simon will oversee CAPCOG’s

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Region experiences five times more Ozone Action Days
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The Austin-Georgetown-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which consists of five CAPCOG counties, has experienced more than five times the number of Ozone Action Days compared to last year. High ground-level ozone concentration days are also on rise which could

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CAPCOG RLEA graduates cadets, kicks off two new BPOCs
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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy graduated Basic Peace Office Course (BPOC) No. 96 in early October with 16 cadets completing the course and earning their TCOLE basic peace officer license. On the heels of the exiting class, CAPCOG is

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