Travis County

Monday, January 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Gómez acknowledges challenges ahead, says county is equipped to handle them

Looking back on 2018 and at the year ahead, Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez says she is feeling pretty good.The past year brought some frustrations for the commissioner with the time-consuming necessity of briefing new county employees and residents on…

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Commissioners Court annual retreat expands to include community expertise

On a to-be-determined Friday in February or March, the Travis County Commissioners Court will convene to consider its vision and purpose on a larger scale than is appropriate during its weekly Tuesday morning voting sessions. Near the beginning of each…

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Court makes move toward public defender’s office

No final decision has been made on the creation of a Travis County public defender’s office, but the Commissioners Court demonstrated firm support for the idea in Tuesday morning’s voting session.Gathering momentum after a rocky start, the court finalized a…

Friday, January 4, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Eckhardt welcomes wave of political momentum in Travis County

For years, when County Judge Sarah Eckhardt would try to talk to the community about the justice system, someone would quickly change the subject to transportation or other unrelated issues. Although it accounts for 50 percent of the overall county…

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Travillion pushes for streamlined processes, services for the underserved

When Commissioner Jeff Travillion joined the Travis County Commissioners Court in 2017, he brought with him a rigorous attention to governmental process.“When I came here I said, ‘I don’t want to know that it runs; pull the hood up and…

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Shea stays busy accepting what can’t be changed, fighting for what can

On June 24, 1988, this sentence appeared on the front page of The New York Times: “Higher temperatures can now be attributed to a long-expected global warming trend linked to pollution, a space agency scientist reported today.” The scientist was…

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