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Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County undaunted in North Campus planning

True to the word of staff and elected officials, Travis County is moving ahead with plans for a mixed-use development that unexpectedly came up short in a competition for state funding. Last Tuesday, April 18, Economic & Strategic Planning Director…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 4.25.2017

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 posts a copy at its website. 7. Consider and take appropriate action…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court approves 20-year vision for juvenile justice complex

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday on a plan that could expand the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center at an estimated initial cost of $73.3 million. The court unanimously approved the Juvenile Probation Master Plan, a lengthy document that maps…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Travis County DA announces not all police shootings will go before grand jury

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office will no longer bring all police shooting cases before a grand jury. Flanked by representatives of the local NAACP, police union and the Austin Police Department, District Attorney Margaret Moore announced the changes –…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Jack Craver

Travis County leaders hope to spread social service dollars across region

As rising housing prices force low-income people to flee the urban core in search of cheaper living, Travis County leaders worry about the county’s ability to provide services to the area’s neediest residents in an era of steep federal and…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Bastrop’s lawyer claims Aleshire in contempt

David Bragg, the attorney for the city of Bastrop, has threatened to seek a contempt of court ruling against Austin attorney Bill Aleshire because of Aleshire’s representation of a Bastrop resident in a lawsuit accusing the city of violating the…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by Jack Craver

County commissioners unhappy with vacation policy proposal

The Travis County Commissioners Court isn’t making nearly the progress it hoped on reforming vacation policy for county employees. Currently, county law enforcement personnel are allowed to accrue unlimited vacation, while civilian employees are allowed to accrue only up to…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Bastrop resident claims open meetings breach

After years of litigation and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent on attorneys fees, the case involving the Pine Forest development in Bastrop County took a startling turn this week. Paul Burt, a Pine Forest homeowner, filed suit against…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Jack Craver

Travis County: No place for bondsmen

It’s much better to be arrested in Travis County than most other places in Texas. Nearly 70 percent of defendants in the Travis County criminal justice system are released on “personal recognizance bonds,” meaning they don’t have to come up…

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