She was at the Travis County Commissioner's Court meeting looking for ways to get back $7 million in funding that was vetoed on Friday by Gov. Rick Perry.
"This is the most important thing pending for me right now," said Lehmberg, who declined to speak about her DWI arrest. "We will limit ourselves to just what we can talk about today."
Perry's veto ended state funding to the Public Integrity Unit that is housed inside the Travis County District Attorney's Office.
The PIU prosecutes cases of government fraud and corruption. They currently have 420 pending cases, 280 of which are in Travis County.
"We have a responsibility to handle these cases," Lehmberg said.
County Commissioners could choose to pick up the expense but want to be careful in how it burdens the budget and Travis County taxpayers.
"$3.5 million is doable, but it is a new expense for us. And it is one the state has historically picked up," said County Judge Sam Biscoe.
Biscoe referenced the $3.5 million amount because he hopes the county will only have to pay for Travis County cases.
However, he said paying for the Unit could have a lasting effect, even after Perry and Lehmberg leave office.
"In my view, once we decide to pick it up, we are probably stuck with it," Biscoe said.
More than half of the pending cases are prosecuted in Travis County, due to state agencies being based in Austin.
Meanwhile, Lehmberg was critical of Perry's decision.
"We had bipartisan support in the Legislature, and the governor made a different decision," Lehmberg said. "It feels partisan and is misguided as far as I am concerned."
Commissioners will meet again in two weeks to discuss if and how they will be able to pay for the Unit.
The PIU has 35 employees and has been state-funded since 1982.
Suggestions that a resignation could help restore state funding were quickly dismissed by Lehmberg.
"If I resign now, which I'm not going to do, by the way, I don't think it will solve the problem, and that's what I want to do is solve the problem," she said.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.