Extra Funding Means New Equipment for State 911 System

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ROCKDALE — From a small room in a police station halfway between Austin and College Station, Monica Baxter answers a phone with “911” written on the receiver. A nearby computer screen springs to life, displaying data based on the caller’s phone number. Another shows a map of the caller’s approximate location.

The information is critical for Baxter to determine who is responsible for addressing the situation. Though Baxter works for the ...

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