The Region

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners finally endorse SH45 SW

Many of the same Austinites made the same arguments they’ve made for decades, but this time, the result was different. At the behest of Pct. 3’s Gerald Daugherty, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday endorsed construction of the controversial…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Despite opposition, Daugherty aiming to get SH45SW back on track today

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty hopes to take a major step today to get his fellow Commissioners to endorse building the controversial SH45 Southwest roadway between South MoPac Boulevard and FM 1626. The roadway has been in the planning stages for…

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners balk at plan to use tax districts for Lone Star Rail

Travis County Commissioners were asked to get on board with developing a funding mechanism for the Lone Star Rail District’s future operations on Tuesday, but the plan may be in for a bumpy ride, as some commissioners say they need…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Fledging coalition making long-term water plans for Central Texas

Travis County is part of a fledgling effort to form a regional coalition that could identify and reserve future water supplies and eventually facilitate infrastructure to deliver water from aquifers in counties outside of Central Texas.With a resolution, Travis joins…

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Watson: Shorting Texas transportation needs hurts state’s future

State Senator Kirk Watson offered attendees at Wednesday’s Austin Chamber of Commerce’s State of Transportation lunch a steady diet of road talk. Though Watson did briefly mention the importance of other regional transportation modes during the course of a roughly…

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Non-Austin ratepayers file another Austin Energy complaint with PUC

The group of out-of-town residents who originally challenged last year’s Austin Energy rate increase has filed another complaint with Public Utility Commission against AE. In a nine-page document signed by Homeowners United for Rate Fairness attorney (and Travis County Republican…

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