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Friday, June 8, 2018 by Jack Craver

Report shows good, bad and ugly of Travis County economy

People in Travis County are enjoying the fruits of a strong national and regional economy. A new analysis shows that rates of poverty, crime and educational outcomes are moving in the right direction.Between 2012 and 2016, crime dropped by 27…

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court tackles Tax Office troubles as disturbing audit is released

Travis County will have to face “some honest and possibly difficult conversations” during the upcoming budget process if it wants to avoid a repeat of the alleged crimes that have rocked the Tax Office, according to Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant.Elfant…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Elfant to address Tax Office fraud investigation

Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant will brief the Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning about the fraud investigation that landed seven people in jail on Friday, four of them Tax Office employees.“There I will be able to provide details on…

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Contractor apologizes for racist remark at county meeting

The contractor who used a racial slur against Latino immigrants during a Travis County-sponsored meeting last week is apologizing.Aaron Cabaza, president of Aaron Concrete, sent an email to county staff on Tuesday afternoon expressing regret for his remarks at a…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Contractor drops racial slur at county meeting, participants say

A Travis County-led stakeholder discussion between construction contractors and labor interests reached a boiling point last week when one of the participants used a racial slur, according to people at the meeting.Multiple sources confirmed to the Austin Monitor on Monday…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 5.15.18

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s Office hosts a copy at its website.7. Consider and take appropriate action on…

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