Travis County

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners ponder best date for bond election

Travis County Commissioners began a series of discussions Tuesday to determine the best schedule to fund and build the proposed new $294 million Civil and Family Courthouse building. The main decision will be whether to go to Travis County voters…

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Conservation District delays vote on SH45 SW agreement

Representatives of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District voted to put off a decision on an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation that is intended to provide greater environmental protection for the construction of State Highway 45 Southwest.District residents,…

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis seeks delay in BSEACD-TxDOT agreement

Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to ask the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District board for a three-week postponement of a hearing planned this week on an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation over environmental standards for the construction…

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Court looks to limit rise in TravCo health care costs

With annual cost overruns projected to be more than $7 million this fiscal year, Travis County Commissioners are looking at ways to curb the skyrocketing cost of providing health care for employees and retirees.According to figures prepared by county staff, health care…

Sunday, December 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Brigid Shea has big ideas for Commissioners Court

In November, Brigid Shea was elected to the Precinct 2 seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court. She sat down with the Monitor earlier this month to discuss her plans, and got right to the point.“I intend to be very, very active,”…

Sunday, December 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Eckhardt embraces new role as County Judge

Sarah Eckhardt is looking forward to her new role as Travis County Judge.When Eckhardt spoke to the Monitor recently, she seemed eager to get back to work. Though she served on the Commissioners Court starting in 2006 and has spent…

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