Travis County

Monday, March 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CAMPO says buses should skip highway traffic

Most highway drivers resist the urge to cruise alongside a traffic jam on the route’s shoulder — it is illegal, not to mention rude. Some buses in Texas, however, may soon get a pass to jump the line.The Capital Area…

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Commissioners settle DA building drama

Travis County Commissioners Court settled the final act Tuesday in a lengthy drama surrounding a proposed new district attorney’s office building.In a 3-2 vote, the commissioners gave the green light to a moderately revised version of the Ronnie Earle Office…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Aquifer board backs annexation of unregulated area

At its Thursday meeting, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District board of directors voted unanimously to support proposed legislation that would expand the district’s territory and give the board authority over part of an unregulated area where water supply company…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners back new vehicle registration fee

The Travis County Commissioners Court has endorsed a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees to bolster funding for transportation projects. At their regular voting session Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously backed two bills at the Texas Legislature that would charge county…

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

TravCo to study Hamilton Pool Road improvements

Travis County Commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward potentially adding big changes to a section of Hamilton Pool Road, despite some opposition from area residents.At the end of their regular voting session, commissioners unanimously agreed to award $530,000 to…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners nearly boot plans for DA’s office

Travis County Commissioners came dangerously close Tuesday to scrapping plans to build a new office tower for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.The clash between two county agencies over cost almost ended the project when Commissioner Gerald Daugherty seconded a…

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