Travis County

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

DNA lab concerns test Travillion’s patience

Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion put his passion on display Tuesday when he stormed off the dais during a discussion of the Austin Police Department’s shuttered DNA lab.Travillion had attempted to ask a question early on in the briefing but…

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court closes in on bond proposition

Travis County voters could weigh in on a pair of bond propositions worth a combined $144 million this November.The Citizens Bond Advisory Committee formally floated that recommendation to the Commissioners Court on Tuesday after months spent trimming down a billion-dollar…

Friday, July 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County’s clean air programs in question after Abbott’s vetoes

A pair of Gov. Greg Abbott’s line-item vetoes has Travis County once again scrambling to clean up the aftermath, this time involving two air quality programs.On June 23 12, Abbott blasted out of the state budget bill all future appropriations…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Eckhardt sends Adler a HOT letter

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has put Mayor Steve Adler and Interim City Manager Elaine Hart on notice that the county is still keeping alive its interest in levying a tax on tourists.In a letter sent to both city officials…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court considers controversial variance request

A platoon of concerned residents showed up to Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday to try to put the brakes on a proposed development near their homes.Live Oak Springs would deliver 85 new homes near FM 1826 and Zyle Road…

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners Court looking for a bond bundle that is just right

Travis County is taking the Goldilocks approach to planning a potential bond package to put before voters this November.On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court voted unanimously to instruct the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee to cobble together three separate bonding scenarios: small,…

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