The Region

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County braces for new annexation law

The state’s new law that will make municipal annexations more difficult will also bring new complications for Travis County, the Commissioners Court learned on Tuesday.Scheleen Walker, long-range planning manager at the Transportation and Natural Resources Department, told the court to…

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

STAR-Vote collapses

Lack of interest from the private sector has sunk Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir’s plans for a proprietary new voting system.On Tuesday, DeBeauvoir told the Travis County Commissioners Court that STAR-Vote is all but dead.The news marked a major disruption…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Prostitution court falling short of county expectations

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt on Tuesday revealed that a justice program aimed at helping residents charged with prostitution is falling short of expectations.“Relying on the criminal and civil justice system to boot-strap these individuals who are in such serious…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Central Health concerns continue to stymie Commissioners Court

On Tuesday the Travis County Commissioners Court once again failed to reach a compromise that could satisfy all parties involved in the seemingly interminable controversy over transparency at Central Health.Before the court was a review of the new financial policies…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Court settles May-November dilemma on bond election

After a short week of suspense, it turns out that Travis County voters will get to decide on a $185 million bond package sooner rather than later.On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court voted 4-0, with Commissioner Gerald Daugherty absent, to send…

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Crucial uncertainty remains after Commissioners Court chooses bond projects

After a morning and afternoon marked by high pique and dudgeon, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a $280 million slate of transportation, parks and drainage projects to be funded by taxpayer-backed bonds.The list is split between projects…

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