Travis County

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…

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Mark Richardson

County seeks federal guidance on SH45 SW project

Travis County is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “guidance” on how to avoid environmental damage to the sensitive Flint Ridge Cave during the construction and operation of the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest toll road.County officials are…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Prosecutors ask for extra staff to meet regulations

Told by the County Attorney David Escamilla and District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg that Travis County’s judicial system is in a crisis, County Commissioners Tuesday approved advertising for additional paralegals to help prosecutors comply with the Michael Morton Act.The Michael Morton…

Monday, December 15, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Some Commissioners question incentive deals

Travis County Commissioners reviewed the county’s economic development agreements last week, and despite the fact that they bring billions of dollars in investments and create thousands of jobs, some members of the court wonder whether the county really needs such…

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