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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…

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Lingering senior staff vacancy vexes Commissioners Court

Not only can Travis County not find someone to fill its open county executive of operations management position, it can’t even find a recruiting firm to help with the search.That was how Tracey Calloway, director of the county’s Human Resources…

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court delays action on worker safety recommendations

The Travis County Commissioners Court will put off for several weeks a decision on a package of proposals aimed at strengthening protections for construction workers on county projects.Last Tuesday, the court discussed 10 recommendations set forth by Purchasing Office staff…

Monday, April 9, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Office development on unincorporated land draws neighborhood opposition

Anxieties over traffic, safety, environmental degradation and more pushed the Travis County Commissioners Court last week to postpone action on an item that would clear the way for the construction of two new office buildings on a rural but rapidly…

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