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After waiting 3 days to see dead son, Judge Gravell helps grieving mom change Texas law

May 18, 2017

Currently, parents need permission from a justice of the peace or medical examiner to see their deceased child if his or her death occurs outside a hospital or health care institution. by Sanya Mansoor May 18, 2017 10 AM Wyatt McDaniel died in an accident while playing in a sand pile with his little brother on Jan. 25, 2013. His mother, Lara McDaniel, was not … read more

Thank you note reunites Judge Gravell and Austin man with a message, KEYE News

Apr 10, 2017

The power of thank you will connect a Williamson County judge and an Austin man for the rest of their lives. (CBS Austin) The power of thank you will connect a Williamson County judge and an Austin man for the rest of their lives. In one of the busiest courtrooms in the state, tough decisions come with the territory but some have a bigger impact … read more

Williamson County crime victim advocates rededicate themselves to victims’ rights, CBS Austin

Apr 5, 2017

Nearly five million Americans became crime victims last year. That’s part of the reason behind the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Wednesday Williamson County marked the occasion by gathering to recognize the people who go above and beyond in helping victims of violent crime. Sheriff Robert Chody pointed to Deputy Jack Danford’s treatment of a family rocked by the suicide of a family member. … read more

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